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October 11, 2013 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

More problems with D.C.’s tax lien program

DISTRICT | A Post investigation has found that in hundreds of cases the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue has sent warnings to incorrect and outdated addresses, meaning that many people find out that they are behind on their property taxes only after the liens are sold to investors. (WaPo, 10/11) Seriously?

SHUTDOWN
Another series of increasingly dire shutdown-related news today:

Mayor: Federal shutdown threatens D.C. (WaPo, 10/10)

Nine ways the shutdown will get more painful as it drags on (WaPo, 10/10)

Lack Of Medicaid Funding Cutting Off Primary Care For District Children (WAMU, 10/11)

– The Children’s Law Center’s Judith Sandalow was on WAMU this morning talking about the devastating impact a continued shutdown will have on safety net services and the D.C. residents who depend on them. (WAMU, 10/11)

HOUSING | Maryland and Northern Virginia have seen a big uptick in the number of new foreclosures in the past year, despite foreclosures declining nationally. (WBJ, 10/10)

ENVIRONMENT | Mayor Gray is proposing a ban on the use of styrofoam food containers, which seem to find a way of ending up in the Anacostia River. (WBJ, 10/10) The article also includes this lovely side note: thanks to the – wait for it – government shutdown, the Anacostia Watershed Society can’t access the trap that captures trash in the river. If it keeps raining much longer, the trap will overflow, sending garbage into the surrounding area.

GUNS |The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments passed a measure calling for increased education and training about (rather than stricter control of) guns. (WaPo, 10/11)

NONPROFITS | The Post profiles Abel Nuñez, the new head of the Central American Resource Center, D.C.’s largest and oldest Hispanic nonprofit organization. (WaPo, 10/11)

DATA | Metro has released two interesting maps that show ridership at each Metro station in terms of race and income. (CP, 10/10)

TRANSIT | Metro Considering Fare Hikes Next Year (WAMU, 10/10)


So, this exists.

The Daily will be back on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend!

– Rebekah

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