Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (VIDEO) | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, August 17, 2014

Why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C. | Lydia DePillis, August 19, 2014

DePillis takes a look at one question every D.C. resident has probably asked themselves. Turns out there are plenty of new homes in the District, but fewer options for those who are cash strapped and/or have children. Aaron Wiener at Washington City Paper agrees with this assessment. Speaking of kids, we also read and recommend DePillis’ article, “It’s hard to build cities for kids. But do they really need them?”

Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop | Martin Di Caro, August 18, 2014

Regulators, cab drivers, and Uber have agreed on very little in the District over the last year, but they agree that more must be done to stop “rideshare” drivers from illegally picking up street hails in the District.

This is how much it’s costing one D.C health center to treat influx of 'unaccompanied minors’ from Central America | Tina Reed, August 15, 2014

The border crisis has become a major issue in the past year as more than 57,000 children have entered the country. Some D.C. health centers are starting to see the impacts.

DDOT Releases Proposed Rules Requiring Safe Routes for Pedestrians and Bicyclists near Work Zones| August 18, 2014

Check out DDOT’s proposed rules requiring safe routes for pedestrians and bicyclists near construction work zones. The comment period runs until September 13, 2014.

Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools | Jennifer Medina, August 18, 2014

More and more school districts around the country are recognizing the negative impacts school discipline policies can have on students. After years of arresting students for on-campus fights and damaging school property, LA Unified School District is changing their policy. However, not too far from LA in Compton, CA, the school board there just voted to approve AR-15 rifles for campus police.

The District is shaping up to be a hot spot for fitness-related tech | Vicky Hallett, August 29, 2014

Over the past decade the District has welcomed dozens of new gyms, studios and nutrition-related businesses, so it’s no wonder we’ve become a hot spot for health technology. This article takes a look at some of D.C.’s new promising start-ups in this arena.

Rethinking Hospitals Restraints | Ravi Parikh, August 18, 2014

Thousands of patients are physically restrained every day for their own safety—but evidence suggests that the practice may be ineffective and even harmful.

By the Numbers: Crime and Policing in D.C. | Martin Austermuhle, August 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department has published its annual report covering 2013. WAMU breaks down the numbers.

The Difference Between ALS and Ferguson Is That One Ill Can Be Cured | Jia Tolentino, August 18, 2014

There are different devils behind these two ways a man can die in America. ALS is the devil that leaves us blameless, and Ferguson is the devil that is us, the one we dance with every day. In both cases we bow down and get shot in the skull regardless, but one road to deliverance has been open for 150 years.”

Mo’ne Davis on this week’s national Sports Illustrated cover | Scooby Axson, August 19, 2014

Making the cover of Sports Illustrated at 13-years old is pretty awesome and a milestone worth celebration. If you haven’t been watching the Little League World Series, get on it!