The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
Maryland is notorious for its misshapen, gerrymandered congressional districts, which some liken to blood spatters at a crime scene, or even a menacing dragon. Virginia’s districts – both local and congressional – receive similar reviews. Residents in both states say they’ve had enough- they’re taking the matter to the courts. The outcomes of the cases have implications for Maryland, Virginia and voting districts across the nation.
- Michael Kimberly Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
- Steve Shapiro Student, Washington College of Law, American University
- Brian Cannon Executive Director, One Virginia 2021
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