We meet Dionne Reeder, a business owner running for D.C. Council, and the new chair of Virginia's Republican Party, Jack Wilson.
Recently, several large banks have been called out for discriminatory lending practices, including not serving low income areas. For many of those residents, banking services like those offering personal bank accounts, loans for homes and small businesses–can be difficult to access. But some banks in our region, like Industrial Bank, have made their focus serving those communities. We explore what it means to live in a “banking desert.”
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Just a day after United Nations' scientists released an alarming report on climate change, the D.C. Council held a hearing on its own bill to reduce carbon emissions. If passed, supporters say it would be among the most far-reaching measure ever adopted by an American city to address global warming.