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  • House chairman: Remove IRS commish

    Washington, DC News
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:02 pm
    In this June 2, 2015, file photo Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, sent a letter July 27 to President Barack Obama, asking him to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.
  • Lindsey Graham Shows Off New iPhone

    Roll Call: Daily News
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Sen. Lindsey Graham really got an iPhone.
  • Lee drops ObamaCare push in highway bill

    TheHill - Top News
    Sarah Ferris
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    The senator had pledged to use arcane Senate procedure to repeal ObamaCare.
  • Boston Doesn’t Want the 2024 Olympics. Does D.C.?

    City Desk
    Andrew Giambrone
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Following months of debate over whether the city could sustain the world’s largest sporting event, Boston has officially pulled its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Will D.C. try again for the Games? United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and Boston 2024 Partnership Chairman Steve Pagliuca jointly released statements today acknowledging their groups had failed to garner the public support necessary to seal the deal—a deal that, according to Washington Business Journal, would have generated about $4.8 billion in revenue and $4.6 billion in costs, in addition to thousands of new…
  • The U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics is back in play. Does D.C. have a chance?

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Andy Medici
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Boston and the United States Olympic Committee have officially ended the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. But can D.C. get back in? Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Chief of Staff John Falcicchio said in a statement it is still too early to tell what might happen next. "We were surprised that Boston's bid deflated,” Falcicchio said. “It is too early to say what is next but we remain proud of the bid put forth by D.C. 2024." D.C. shouldn't be surprised. It's been apparent for several months…
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  • House chairman: Remove IRS commish

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:02 pm
    In this June 2, 2015, file photo Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, sent a letter July 27 to President Barack Obama, asking him to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.
  • Motorcyclist dies after Prince George's County collision

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a Sunday evening motorcycle collision involving 24-year-old Rashawn Briggs. Motorcyclist dies after Prince George's County collision The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a Sunday evening motorcycle collision involving 24-year-old Rashawn Briggs.
  • In the a reverse Peace Corps,a future leaders from abroad hone their skills

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Atlas Service Corps fellow Monica Aznar Diaz, left, with Miriam's Kitchen senior art therapist Brittney Washington. Atlas Corps, founded in 2006, is known as the "reverse Peace Corps," bringing talented young leaders from abroad to work at U.S. nonprofits for a year.
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    27 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    A camera used by an Associated Press reporter while covering Vietnam from 1962 to 1975. Women who covered Vietnam will be at the Newseum this week discussing their experiences.
  • Blaming failure of a rotten deal on Israel?

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    As we learn more about the Iran deal - the side agreements, the lifting of the arms and missile embargoes, the loophole-ridden inspections regime - the more apparent it is that only people so enamored of their own work, so gullible to embrace the Iranians' soothing words and so desperate for glory could have negotiated this deal. Rather than acknowledge the criticisms on the merits, the administration sinks lower and lower, casting aspersions on critics.
 
 
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    City Desk

  • Boston Doesn’t Want the 2024 Olympics. Does D.C.?

    Andrew Giambrone
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Following months of debate over whether the city could sustain the world’s largest sporting event, Boston has officially pulled its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Will D.C. try again for the Games? United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and Boston 2024 Partnership Chairman Steve Pagliuca jointly released statements today acknowledging their groups had failed to garner the public support necessary to seal the deal—a deal that, according to Washington Business Journal, would have generated about $4.8 billion in revenue and $4.6 billion in costs, in addition to thousands of new…
  • District Line Daily: Prostitution Stings Continue

    Andrew Giambrone
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here. More than 60 men have been arrested over the past two weeks in downtown D.C. as part of a sting operation against prostitution. Many of the arrests have occurred in Ward 2, represented by Councilmember Jack Evans, who recently proposed a bill that would require District police to impound cars that are suspected of "being used in…
  • Suspect in Metro Stabbing to Undergo Mental-Competency Evaluation

    Andrew Giambrone
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    At times, he smiled. At other moments, he seemed to be paying attention to whoever was speaking in Room 215 of the D.C. Superior Court this afternoon, during a preliminary hearing for murder. Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Jasper Spires—the 18-year-old suspect in the July 4 Metro stabbing that killed Kevin Sutherland, 24—was today ordered by Judge Robert E. Morin to undergo a mental-competency evaluation and be held in jail until his next hearing, tentatively scheduled for August 28. Although witnesses on the Metro train were not able to identify Spires, according to court documents,…
  • Turmoil in Greece Hasn’t Hurt D.C. Study Abroad Programs

    Josh Solomon
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There may be turmoil on the TV and in the papers, but the Euro is cheap and District students are still traveling abroad to Greece. For students at George Washington and American universities studying abroad in Greece this summer, professors and administrators reported no issues and enjoyed local hospitality. “When 15 students and I left for Greece [on June 25], we had no idea that the economic crisis would explode, so we were not particularly worried,” says Andrea Tschemplik, the director of undergraduate studies at AU and the head professor for the university's students in Greece…
  • Life Hack: Transport a Fridge on Metro

    Olivia Adams
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    Situation: You need a fridge, and you've found a cheap one on Craigslist, but even the thought of driving a rented delivery van in the city gives you an anxiety attack. Possible solution: Transport it via Metro. Around 11 a.m. today, @jwetz spotted a person loading a large, white refrigerator onto a Red Line train at the Woodley Park station. Mike Tolbert, a public information officer for Metro, notes that although he doesn't know of any precedent regarding fridge transport on the Metro, “I’m sure in the history of Metro, it’s been done before.” You may remember a similar…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • The U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics is back in play. Does D.C. have a chance?

    Andy Medici
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Boston and the United States Olympic Committee have officially ended the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. But can D.C. get back in? Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Chief of Staff John Falcicchio said in a statement it is still too early to tell what might happen next. "We were surprised that Boston's bid deflated,” Falcicchio said. “It is too early to say what is next but we remain proud of the bid put forth by D.C. 2024." D.C. shouldn't be surprised. It's been apparent for several months…
  • Here's the vision for Fannie Mae's new headquarters

    Michael Neibauer
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Carr Properties has followed up its application to raze the longtime Washington Post headquarters with the detailed vision for its replacement. D.C.-based Carr has filed its plans with the Board of Zoning Adjustments for an 838,480-square-foot, 12-story metal-and-glass office building in the central business district at 15th and L streets NW. Roughly 85 percent of the building will be leased by Fannie Mae, which intends to occupy the property in two phases starting in late 2017. The new building…
  • Sentara Healthcare expands its reach in Virginia

    Tina Reed
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare is expanding its reach in the northern part of the state with the acquisition of Fredericksburg-based Pratt Medical Center. Sentara announced Monday it finalized an agreement to integrate Pratt, a seven-location multi-specialty group, into its network. Sentara has more than 100 locations, including 12 not-for-profit hospitals, four medical groups and multiple imaging centers throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Under the agreement, nearly 40 multi-specialty providers…
  • Silver Line already paying dividends at Tysons Corner

    Andy Medici
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The Silver Line has already boosted the local economy and added jobs to Tysons Corner, according to the head of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. President and CEO Gerald Gordon said in a statement the new Metro access brought satellite provider Intelsat S.A. and online event-planning company Cvent to Tysons, along with hundreds of new jobs. “Whatever other benefits the Silver Line has already had, or will have in the future, it has clearly begun to prove its worth as a primary…
  • MicroStrategy returns to profits, names new CFO

    Jeff Clabaugh
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Tysons Corner-based MicroStrategy Inc., losing money a year ago, reported second quarter profits and named a new chief financial officer. Phong Le, currently CFO at XO Communications, will join the software and cloud services company as executive vice president and finance chief Aug. 24. Le succeeds Douglas Thede, who announced plans to retire in March after serving as CFO since 2009. Prior to joining XO, Le was vice president of strategy and business operations at NII Holdings Inc. MicroStrategy’s…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life Archive

  • D.C. Drawn Into Sanctuary Cities Debate

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    The House has voted to limit funding for so-called sanctuary cities, but one lawmaker is pushing to take further action in the District of Columbia, dictating specific policies for law enforcement.
  • Sharknado 4: A Capitol Quip Disaster!

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    When we watched Sen. Rand Paul chainsaw the tax code, we were thrilled by his skill. While we can’t say whether this makes the Kentucky Republican presidential timber, we do now know whom to call if Fin Shepard isn’t around when the next sharknado threatens liberty, Congress, the Constitution . . . and this week’s Capitol Quip.
  • A Trusted and Verified Capitol Quip Winner

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
  • Capitol Police Stop Ex-Cop From Taking Loaded Revolver Into Library

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Updated 5:33 p.m. | Capitol Police stopped a 55-year-old Virginia man who claimed to be a local cop from carrying a loaded revolver into the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Tuesday.
  • Capitol Marks 17 Years Since Fatal Shooting

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    On a day when Louisiana lawmakers and other members of Congress mourned a fatal shooting in a Lafayette movie theater, Capitol Hill also honored two Capitol Police officers killed by a gunman who charged into the Capitol exactly 17 years ago.
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    The Fix

  • What not to say if you’re running for president, Mike Huckabee edition (VIDEO)

    Chris Cillizza
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Oops, they did it again.
  • Jewish Americans support the Iran nuclear deal

    Scott Clement
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says President Obama's Iran nuclear deal will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu is the deal's preeminent opponent. But according to a rare national survey conducted in the wake of the agreement, a plurality of American Jews support the new […]
  • Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem.

    Amber Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further -- and bringing the rest of America along with them. Former Texas governor Rick Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, argued after last week's deadly shooting at a […]
  • Where this year’s mass shootings and police killings have occurred, mapped

    Philip Bump
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    Somewhat belatedly and perhaps inevitably, the internet's affinity for cataloging and numbers has been trained on the high-profile police killings and mass shooting incidents that seem to increasingly pepper the news. The extent to which they're increasing isn't always clear, in part because there hasn't always (or ever) been robust data in either category. Using […]
  • 5 things I learned by spending four hours in The Donald Trump Experience

    David Weigel
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    How is Donald Trump still leading in national polls? How has he surged so quickly, and so contrary to the wisdom of pundits, in Iowa and New Hampshire?  One of the answers popped up in Iowa on Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., when the line started outside of Donald Trump’s “family picnic” in Oskaloosa, Gov. […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • The future of spectrum policy

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    On July 29, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing titled "Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy."I know. A hearing on spectrum policy may not seem that titillating. Nonetheless, getting...
  • Imagine, a good news story on Pakistan

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    We are so used to stories about Pakistan that include terrorism, violence, bombs and bullets. Similarly, we are used to stories about failed foreign aid, fraud, waste, abuse, charities that don't do what they promise and a growing sense that we have...
  • In the aftermath of last month's terrorist attack in France

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last month in France, one person was beheaded and two people seriously injured in an attack at a U.S.-owned gas factory near Lyon. The suspect, apprehended by the police, has ties to Muslim fundamental Salafists. There were Islamist flags and...
  • A solution to flat wages

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Recent jobs data demonstrate that while employment continues to grow, wages have remained flat. There is speculation about the reasons, with many economists offering different, but inconclusive analysis.Some economist postulate that the failure of...
  • Time is now for VA Accountability Act

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A year ago, Americans woke to the headlines of a secret list of veterans waiting to receive healthcare at a Phoenix Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital and the resignation of VA Secretary and Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki. Veteran patients died while...
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    News

  • Dem urges DOJ probe into shooters’ gun purchases

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Rep. David Cicilline is asking the Justice Department to investigate how the national background check system didn’t prevent shooting suspects in Charleston, S.C. and Louisiana from buying guns.The Rhode Island Democrat formally asked Attorney...
  • Cuba, Saudi Arabia removed from blacklist on human trafficking

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    The United States has removed Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia from its blacklist of countries engaged in human trafficking. The change in status was revealed Monday by the Department of State. Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia were bumped from...
  • Spanish royals to visit White House this fall

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    President Obama will host Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the White House during their five-day trip to the United States in September. “Their visit reinforces the strong and enduring ties between the American and Spanish people,” Press...
  • White House eyes $465M for African counterterror efforts

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    The White House on Monday announced it plans to provide $465 million for counterterrorism programs in Africa, as long as Congress allocates enough funding.In conjunction with President Obama’s historic tour of Africa, the administration released a...
  • Energy secretary defends waiting periods in Iran deal

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, arguing 24-day waiting periods for international inspectors would not be a significant problem in identifying nuclear activity by Iran. Lawmakers have criticized the deal...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • Sesame Place: Awesome Summer Day Trip

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    I do not know why we had not before visited Sesame Place in nearby Pennsylvania, but we will definitely be back!  My family is always hungry for travel and adventure, but our budget can not handle constant week-long quests. Day trips, though? Those we can do, especially in summer when we try and make many days feel special. A recent Sunday jaunt to Sesame Place was a winner. My elementary- and pre-school aged kids both loved the rides and water slides. The wet and dryland activity options make Sesame Place feel like two parks in one. Amusement Park Rides  The thrill level of the rides was…
  • Free lecture on benefits of single sex education

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Conservative or liberal, suburban or urban, religious or secular, many of us parents are considering the pros and cons of single sex education for our children. This Thursday evening July 16th, guest lecturer and child development expert Dr. Leonard Sax, M.D. will present a free talk, “The Case for Single Sex Schools: Why Gender Matters.” The author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and Girls on the Edge and other titles, Dr. Sax will address single sex schooling in today’s world and its benefits to the intellectual and behavioral progress for boys and girls. Dr. Sax has…
  • Facials with Friends at Center for Plastic Surgery + Discount

    Jessica McFadden
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    What is better than a facial that completely refreshes your mug? Getting that facial with friends! Center for Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase (there is an Annandale location, too) invited me and my dear friends Sandie Angulo Chen of The DC Moms, Leticia Barr of TechSavvyMama and Amy Mascott of TeachMama to review customized, medical-grade facial treatments. The Chevy Chase Village location is beautiful and serves as both a doctors’ office and spa. My friends and I met for a tour and then paired off for personalized consults with the staff skin care experts. Skincare Specialists Martha…
  • Harris Teeter Online Ordering for an Easier Summer

    Jessica McFadden
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Organic milk, fresh brown eggs, cheese, butter, almond milk, coffee, fruit, organic tortilla chips and other healthy crunchy snacks. In my house of three hungry kids, these grocery staples constantly need to be replenished. Lately I have been choosing Harris Teeter as my regular grocery store due to its More Lower Prices campaign. The fresh and organic items that I buy the most are always on sale. I like saving money. But I often feel like the constant trips to the grocery store are my Sisyphean boulder of motherhood. If you are a joyful little four year old, you think a trip to a big,…
  • Sprayground Fun with CLIF Kid #OutToPlay

    Jessica McFadden
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    OUTSIDE.  That’s the name of the game in our house this summer. Less screen time, more play time. Less video game characters, more playdates with friends. Less virtual running from Koopas and Doom Raiders, more real running around with Joe and Owen and Lauren and Cora. So when the CLIF Kid crew contacted me and my fellow DC-area social media moms Stacey Ferguson of Justice Fergie and BeBlogalicious and Amy Mascott of TeachMama to host a big ol’ outdoor playdate with our kids’ friends, it was a no-brainer. CLIF Kid wants to inspire our kids to get outside and just be kids…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Shooting in the 1500 Block of Benning

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Image from Google MapsFrom an email sent by an MPD Watch Commander:On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Fifth District received calls for service for sounds of gun shots in the 1600 block of Benning Road Northeast.  As units arrived they observed a late model four door sedan leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  As the units got closer they discovered that the complaint was onboard and being transported by friends to HUH.  Once at the hospital the units learned that the crime scene was in the rear of the Pentacle Apartment Complex which is located in the 1600 block of Benning Road…
  • Music in the Meadow with Mark G. Meadows - TONIGHT! (7/23)

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Mark G. Meadows. Image courtesy of FONAFriends of the National Arboretum have a special event planned for this evening. From their website:Music in the Meadow with Mark G. Meadows- we couldn’t get a cooler title if we tried!Next Thursday, July 23, FONA is proud to present another Summer Evening at the Arboretum allowing members the chance to see the Arboretum after hours for free!Mark G. Meadows and his band Somethin’ Good will be playing for us from 6:30 to 8:30 in the meadow underneath the Capitol Columns.Pack a picnic, bring lawn chairs and cool drinks and grab your…
  • ANC 5D02 SMD Meeting 7/25

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Commissioner Keisha Shropshire hosts an ANC 5D02 Single Member District Meeting.When: Saturday from 11am-1pm.Where: Trinidad Rec, 1310 Childress StreetAgenda1.Welcome/Introductions2.PSA 506 Public Safety Update:Meet the New Fifth District Commander, William Fitzgerald. Come hear what MPD is doing to address the crime in the Trinidad neighborhood.3.New Tenants’ Bill of RightsThe Office of the Tenants’ Advocate will outline the new Bill of Rights for DC Tenants which includes leases, security deposit, disclosure of information, rent increases, building conditions, discrimination, right to…
  • McDuffie to Host Public Safety Summit 7/30

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will host a public safety summit in Trinidad Thursday, July 30th from 6:30-8:30pm. The summit will take place at New Samaritan Baptist Church, Lower Auditorium, 1100 Florida Avenue. A full description of the event appear below.The first portion of the agenda will afford you the opportunity to dialogue with and get your questions answered by a group of invited panelists, including the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, MPD, the Attorney General, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Office of Unified Communications/HSEMA, CSOSA, the Fire…
  • Community Vision Meeting Tomorrow at Trinidad Rec

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
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  • this map shows which parts of the DC area are really "urban" and "suburban"

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Where does "the city" start and end? Some might say it's the District line. But in reality, the lines between "city" and "suburb" are more unclear than you think. "Urban" (blue) and "suburban" (green) parts of the DC area based on housing density. Map by the author. Click for a high-resolution version.I got into an argument with someone at a happy hour a few years ago. Why? This dude said I lived in the suburbs, because Silver Spring was outside the District. Even if I was literally 1000 feet from Eastern Avenue. "But no," I protested, "Silver Spring is an urban place! We have tall buildings!
  • ice cream: your doctor may hate it, but your city loves it

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, which is great for fans of cold desserts. But it's even better for urban places, because ice cream is a great tool for placemaking. Moorenko's Ice Cream in Silver Spring. All photos by the author unless noted.One of the best ways to create a busy, active sidewalk or plaza is by putting food there. Especially ice cream (or gelato, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, and so on). Why? People of all ages can enjoy it, and it's generally cheap enough that most people can afford to eat it. Most importantly, ice cream melts. You have to consume your ice cream soon after…
  • nine years! (who could have imagined such a thing?)

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    I took this during that awesome sunset Tuesday night.Nine years! Can you believe it? While the focus and style has changed, Just Up The Pike remains. I think of it as a member of my family now. This blog has survived college, graduate school, eight moves (including two out of state), and some thirteen jobs. Over time, JUTP has been a soapbox, a megaphone, and a sort of confidante. I like to think of it as a member of my family. I'm not even sure if it's a blog anymore: of course there are (infrequent) posts, but we've also got Facebook, Twitter, and as of this week, a newly resurrected…
  • how alexandria's "courage wall" helped me find courage

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    A chalkboard wall in Alexandria that recently got national attention for asking people to finish the thought "I wish I had the courage to ..." is coming down. For me, the Courage Wall represented a moment when I took a courageous jump of my own. The Courage Wall in Alexandria. All photos by the author unless noted.Resident and leadership coach Nancy Belmont set up the wall outside her friend's business in the Del Ray neighborhood last month. Inspired by artist Candy Change's "Before I Die" project in New Orleans, the Courage Wall is an interactive piece of public art, constantly changing as…
  • the montgomery and prince george's gazette will shut down (and it sucks)

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    After nearly 60 years in production, the Gazette, a chain of weekly local newspapers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, will shut down in August. That means an area of over two million people won't have a local newspaper. Post Community Media LLC, which owns the Gazette, announced the closure this morning at the Montgomery County edition's offices in Gaithersburg. Washington Post reporter Bill Turque tweeted the news shortly after. 69 people will lose their jobs. The free, weekly paper's closure is a huge blow to the region's local news scene. While there are many more ways to get…
 
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