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Vennie Hill discusses the trials she has faced and the importance of never giving up.
Anthony Carney reflects on when he was sick recently.
Two years since the onset of the pandemic, telehealth only continues to expand. While telehealth broadens the scope of healthcare for some healthcare workers and patients, it leaves others with concerns about the ability of people who have difficulty navigating this digital shift to access care.
Daniel Ball woke up cold and wet on the morning of Friday Feb. 25, following a rainy night with a low of 34 degrees. D.C.’s Hypothermia Alert was activated the night before, but was deactivated by Friday afternoon. His brown puffer coat was darker near the bottom where water had seeped through.
Councilmember Brooke Pinto introduced legislation that would require period products to be available in all District government buildings, shelters and congregate care facilities.
Queenie L. Featherstone writes about the oppressive Omicron variant and her frustrations with it.
Rochelle Walker writes about how the pandemic has affected her and how her religion keeps her motivated.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the launch of a direct cash assistance program for expectant mothers in wards 5,7 and 8 on Thursday. But some are concerned about the development of the program.
Thanks to the passage of the infrastructure bill and the American Rescue Plan, the District is set to receive millions in federal funding with the goal of completely removing lead pipes from its infrastructure by 2030. However, both the city and advocates say the available money falls far short of what is needed to address the full amount of lead pipes and lead-based paint found in properties and public space across D.C.
Amia P. Walker reflects on surviving the pandemic and being able to connect with people.
Jeffery J. Carter reflects on the impact of Covid-19 in 2021 and what implications it might have in the new year.
Carlos Carolina reflects on the Pfizer FDA approval and encourages people to get vaccinated.
James Davis explores how Covid -19 impacted on Christmas.
The PEP-V program was created as an alternative to shelters for people at high risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19. Some residents who rely on it do not believe the program is running sufficiently. Still, many are improving their lives, getting matched to housing, and focusing on getting themselves off the streets. Due to President Biden’s extension on FEMA, the program will continue operating through hypothermia season.
Residents of southeast D.C. were used to traveling up to 50 minutes each way to receive health care in different parts of the city. Now, a new provider is open in Ward 8 to combat accessibility issues.
Students, alumni and faculty are calling for the university to cancel its housing contract with Corvias, but the student occupation of Blackburn University Center is about more than housing conditions.
Applications for rent and utility assistance close this Wednesday but many Washingtonians are fighting to keep the program open, saying evictions and contributing to homelessness is not humanitarian.
Employers nationwide in service and low-skilled industries have struggled to find willing workers for many reasons, including remaining fear of COVID-19. Job seekers have struggled to keep up with skill requirements and balance family care needs. Local D.C. programs are working hard to bridge the gap between the two by placing applicants into reliable jobs.