Libby Lewis is an award-winning reporter on the National Desk whose pieces on issues of law, society, criminal justice, the military and social policy can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Day to Day, Weekend Edition Saturday, and other NPR shows.
Takoma Park, Md.-based Appliance Distributors Unlimited is one of the largest dealers of home appliances in the metropolitan Washington area. It has taken steps to permanently reduce its energy use. It's moving to energy-efficient lighting, recycling and other steps.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty says Thursday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the District ban on handguns will mean more gun violence in the city. But the decision doesn't mean guns will go on sale in the city anytime soon.
Upon returning from war, many veterans experience trouble transitioning back to their former lives. Some find themselves in trouble with the law. In Connecticut, one group initiated a dialogue between veterans and the police in the hope of curbing confrontations.