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‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s attempts to stamp out parking fraud

(Kate Patterson / For The Washington Post)

The city’s efforts against parking cheaters offer a long lesson in how not to fix a common urban problem; after more than a decade, the city still has no coherent plan for providing greater access for people with disabilities while weeding out cheaters.

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    Local Digest: April 18, 2015

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    As police body cameras catch on, a debate surfaces: Who gets to watch?

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    Montgomery County appeals case of fence built in Purple Line path

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    Fight brews over proposal to add tolls for I-66’s morning, evening rush hours

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    Maryland woman gets 30 years in jail for attempted murder of boy, 8

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    Robert P. Griffin, who served in House and Senate from Michigan, dies at 91

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    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s  attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    The city’s efforts against parking cheaters offer a long lesson in how not to fix a common urban problem; after more than a decade, the city still has no coherent plan for providing greater access for people with disabilities while weeding out cheaters.

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