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Workers, Trash Haulers Indicted in Bribery, Theft Plots

Five Baltimore workers and six commercial trash haulers have been indicted in two alleged years-long schemes involving bribes and thefts to defraud the city.


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D.C. Council Criticizes Report on ‘Erroneous’ Parking Tickets

A report that found drivers in the nation’s capital are handed an excessive amount of parking tickets was criticized by the D.C. Council Wednesday, but the Department of Public Works admits officers are expected to give out a certain number of tickets.


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Logan Circle ‘Rat Summit’ Stirs Up Ideas For Battling Infestation

New construction rustles up the rat population. Improper trash disposal feeds them. And by default, nearby businesses become their homes.


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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.