Washington, DC

Tommy Wells for Mayor

Why D.C.'s Police Union Endorsed a Marijuana Reformer

Cops want to get paid, too. 

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

Reuters

8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The Apartment Dweller's Honest Guide to Noisy Neighbors

Learn it, live it. 

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

Reuters

D.C. Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana. What Happens Next?

How do you legalize drugs in the nation's capital?

Courtesy of TransitScreen

These Real-Time Transit Screens Belong in Every Lobby

TransitScreen wants to help people find the best travel option for the moment.

Library of Congress

Life Along Route 1 in the 1940s

What one photographer discovered documenting life between the Nation's Capital and the Mason Dixon Line.

CityGOP.org

A Website That Wants to Help Republicans Win in Cities

A party without much urban infrastructure starts thinking about the future, from council races on up.

DDOT

Cities, Mapped by Their Snow Routes

Street grids of necessity.

Associated Press

A 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm Makes Its Way Across the South

This monstrous weather system is set to make history with the potential to knock out power for a week.

REUTERS

How CVS's Decision to Stop Selling Cigarettes Helps Small Businesses

Liquor stores and other independent retailers are set to profit off of the chain's move.

Census Bureau

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

Shutterstock

Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

This Super Useful App Wants to Change How We Get Around Cities

"Every safe, legal, and reliable way that's out there, we want to bring to you in the palm of your hand."

Duke University

The Map That Reveals 5,900 Natural Gas Leaks Under Washington, D.C.

Researchers say a dozen of them are bad enough to cause explosions.

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Say Hello to Your Newest Urban Animal: the Snowy Owl

The fluffy-white hunters are everywhere this year, from New York to Baltimore all the way down to Florida.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.