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Jordan Fischer


Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Jordan:

Metro puts 22 bus lines up for 'elimination.' Will your route be cut?

Metrobus riders say proposed cuts will impact entire neighborhoods such as Glover Park: "It's a neighborhood that needs its buses." → Read More

ATF DC recommended more than 500 people for prosecution in 2019, but DC's homicide rate still rose

As officials hoped steeper penalties would reach the streets from federal courtrooms, law enforcement contended with a D.C. homicide rate at a 10-year high. → Read More

West Virginia wants Frederick County to switch states. Here's how it would rank if it did

In an unusual, and unlikely, resolution, West Virginia's State Senate invited Frederick County, Virginia, to join their state. → Read More

Stephen Strasburg's new contract is the 9th largest in MLB history

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has reportedly signed a $245 million, seven-year contract to stay with the team. That puts him in the upper echelon of athletes. → Read More

Last day to visit the Newseum before it closes approaches

After a post about its closing that had many asking whether the museum intended to close for good, the Newseum says it is still hoping to reopen in a new location. → Read More

New data shows DC is as crime-free as it's been in decades. But the murder rate keeps going up

New FBI data shows crime in the District is, on the whole, continuing a years-long decline. Yet murder & larceny are on the rise, and assault has ticked back up too. → Read More

The House has used its impeachment power 19 times – but only twice on a president

The President of the United States has only been impeached twice in American history. Could President Trump be the third? → Read More

Violent crime has been up for months in Columbia Heights neighborhood – and now 6 people were shot in one night.

According to Metropolitan Police Department data, violent crime is up nearly 60% year-to-date within a 1,500-foot radius of Thursday's shooting scene on the 1300 blo → Read More

TIMELINE: It's been 218 years. Is D.C. statehood any closer?

In the more than two centuries since Congress took full control of D.C., and disenfranchised it in the process, things are still about the same. → Read More

DC Police underreported stop and frisk numbers for years

“We had incomplete information,” Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue says. → Read More

MPD stopped & frisked almost 1,500 people in one month. 93% of them were black

New data released for the first time by the Metropolitan Police Department allows a deeper look into racial disparities in how DC police enforce stop and frisks. → Read More

What if Hurricane Dorian was over DC? Here's how far the storm would reach

Hurricane Dorian isn't likely to hit anywhere in the DC Metro area, but if it did, the storm would cover a huge swath of the East Coast. → Read More

It could take 10 more years to finish National Cathedral earthquake repairs. Here’s how to help

A cathedral spokesperson says the time frame would shrink to two years if all necessary funding became immediately available. → Read More

DC's housing market is cooling – but don't point to a recession just yet

Growth in D.C. home values has dropped to its lowest rate since early 2016, and housing inventory has declined for 10-straight months. But that might just be OK. → Read More

DC has no maximum daily limit for E. coli discharge into waterways. Now, a judge says they have a year to fix it

Boaters, kayakers and other recreational users of the District's waterways could be in danger of serious illness, according to the group behind the lawsuit. → Read More

Rents in Navy Yard, SW Waterfront growing at 3x rate of rest of DC

Median rents in Navy Yard and Southwest Waterfront have jumped precipitously over the past year – increasing more than three times faster than the rest of D.C. in th → Read More

How much do DC public employees make?

Think the mayor is the highest-paid public employee? Think again. Use our database to search salary info for all 38,000 public employees in D.C. → Read More

Councilman Jack Evans to pay $20,000 fine, undergo ethics training

Evans to pay $20,000 fine and undergo ethics training, while not admitting to violating D.C. Council Code of Ethics. → Read More

MAP: 2018 Washington DC Homicides

Explore the map below to see information about each homicide in Washington, D.C. in 2019. → Read More

VA Rep. Jennifer Wexton calls for Trump impeachment inquiry

Wexton said in a tweet that 'were he not a sitting president' Donald Trump would be indicted for obstruction of justice. → Read More