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Major publications and newspapers  are dismantling portions of their website paywalls to help readers find the most up-to-date information on the novel coronavirus.

Washington D.C. street vendors receiving training to spread public health message

Street vendors know things, and they see quite a few people every single day.

Economist warns: Sen. Kennedy-backed SMART Act would be a dumb move

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FCC correct to pay to clear C-Band for 5G development, says George S. Ford

WIC participation in Washington, D.C., drops 18.5% over 5 years

The number of Washington, D.C., residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 18.5 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Washington, D.C., has surplus funds equaling $3,500 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Washington, D.C., ranks second for the state of its finances, having $3,500 in surplus funds per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Washington, D.C., job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Washington, D.C., is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, down from the district's 2019 job growth of 1.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Funding for arts agencies in Washington, D.C., to reach $33.6 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Washington, D.C., arts agencies are projected to reach $33.6 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $47.88 per capita in the district, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Washington, D.C. levies a total tax on lodging of 15%

Hotel room bills in Washington, D.C. tack on a total state lodging tax of 15 percent, the highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

636 borrowers in Washington, D.C., filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Washington, D.C., who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 636, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

Energy & Environmental Legal Institute says 'zombie' tax extenders won't die

The executive director of the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute says Americans will be forced to continue footing the bill for "zombie" tax extenders into the future.

Competitive Enterprise Institute opposes energy subsidies, mandates

The director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said it opposes any energy subsidies and mandates.

Washington, D.C., received $32.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $32,213,723 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Washington, D.C., the fourth highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

The one U.S. House member from Washington, D.C., makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing Washington, D.C., draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

More natural gas power plants in U.S. reduced CO2 emissions by millions of metric tons, energy research program reports

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. increased in 2018, but the nation's increasing use of natural gas is actually assisting in the fight against climate change, an energy producer-backed research program recently announced.

Washington, D.C., 4-year university tuitions jumped 147.3% over 15 years

Washington, D.C., four-year public university tuition and fees went from $3,414 in 2004-05 to $8,444 in 2019-20, the largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

NEA estimates Washington, D.C., K-12 schools spent $3.4 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Washington, D.C., spent an estimated $3.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 5.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Washington, D.C., children in foster care numbered 707 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Washington, D.C., at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 707, a 5.9 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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