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Bed bugs biting seniors out of affordable house, home

- The Washington Times

What is being done for seniors who live in affordable but unhealthy housing? The question was brought to me by family and friends of residents in Fort Lincoln, the “New Town” community in Northeast that was conceived during 1960s when Lyndon Johnson was president and is now home to more senior citizens than another other D.C. community.

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Springfield plays host to West Coast's Wood Ranch BBQ

While the DMV has no shortage of BBQ joints, it was always going to take a major player to up the ante here in the nation's capital, and thanks to the California-based Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill chain extending its reach to the East Coast at long last, the gauntlet for rib-sticking goodness in the major capital corridor has been thrown a step further.

A view of the House Chamber during debate on the Republican sponsored state redistricting plan, during a House session at the Capitol, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Virginia lawmakers convene to redraw congressional map

- The Washington Times

Virginia lawmakers return Monday to Richmond for a special session to redraw the state's congressional map, facing a Sept. 1 deadline after a federal court ruling they illegally packed black voters into Rep. Bobby Scott's southeastern district.

Facts you need to know about 'school' spending

- The Washington Times

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that the ninth annual Huntington Bank Backpack Index, which said that parents with three kids in elementary school can expect to spend $1,947 on supplies and extracurricular activities come the new school year.

Pope Francis salutes migrants from Nigeria during his weekly general audience he held in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican,  Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the pope at the Capitol

- Associated Press

Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.

Metro rail, bus passengers get what they pay for

- The Washington Times

Whew! Last week proved to be a midsummer's nightmare for the D.C. region's chief mass transit agency and daily commuters who use it. While the colorful maze of current and future rail routes gives the appearance of thoughtful deliberations, the reaction to rail mishaps, including derailments and power outrages, means something is terribly wrong.