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Anacostia River

Many U.S. Bridges Are Old, Risky And Rundown

AP | MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States has so many bridges in need of repair or replacement, and so little money to do the work, that state and local of...

LOOK: Plans For New Bridge, Traffic Circles Unveiled

Posted 01.23.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has released design plans for a new South Capitol Street bridgespan over the Anacostia River. Th...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Local Identity Politics: Where Exactly Is Anacostia?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Where is Anacostia? That should be a relatively easy question to answer. (It's a District of Columbia neighborhood in Ward 8 roughly cen...

Fishing on the Anacostia

Nick Wiseman | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC
Nick Wiseman

Not since the Anacostan Indians canoed these waters in the 17th century has there been such an upsurge in subsistence fishing. Some of D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods flank the river -- food deserts without access to healthy food.

D.C. Bag Tax Collects $150,000 In January For River Cleanup

The Washington Post | Tim Craig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The District's 5-cent bag tax generated about $150,000 during January to help clean up the Anacostia River, even though residents have dramatically sc...