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  • Local companies are raising bar with fruits, nuts and seeds

    Washington, DC News
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    "These are the best!" squealed Casey Dlott, 29, popping a bite of CharmedBar's Apple-rageous into her mouth. Even if samples hadn't been up for grabs at Glen's Garden Market in Dupont Circle, a few of the snacks would have ended up in her basket.
  • Boehner Says House Will 'Follow Regular Order'

    Roll Call: Daily News
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    The House will reconvene Monday with little sense of how the dynamics will play out in the quest to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year, but Speaker John A. Boehner said he intends to follow "regular order."
  • Conservative: Boehner coup 'not going to happen'

    TheHill - Top News
    Jesse Byrnes
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    "The point is to do what we told the voters we were going to do," Rep. Jim Jordan said.
  • Weed May Be Legal in D.C., But It’s Still Banned on Local College Campuses

    City Desk
    James Constant
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    It’s every D.C. dorm-room stoner’s dream. Yesterday, marijuana officially became legal in the District. We’re assuming many celebratory joints were lit across local college campuses, followed by, of course, frantic Febreezing. Yet the rules at universities in D.C. regarding pot haven’t changed. Possessing and consuming weed is still against the rules on campuses, no matter what the pesky local voters decided. According to American University Vice President Gail Hanson, for the foreseeable future “manufacture, possession, use, and distribution of marijuana will continue to be…
  • The 'Green Rush' hits D.C. as pot advocates, entrepreneurs flock to marijuana business expo

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Tina Reed
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Jeoffrey Mendez held out some cash and pointed to a flavored energy drink made with hemp. "I'll take a mango," he told a man who was also selling artisan chocolates and coffee Saturday at ComfyTree's Cannabis Academy, Expo and Career Fair. Mendez, a 32-year-old software developer, took a sip and nodded approvingly before moving to the next table. Mendez doesn't have a business idea yet. But wandering through the conference at the Holiday Inn near the L'enfant Plaza Metro, the D.C. native wanted…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Local companies are raising bar with fruits, nuts and seeds

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    "These are the best!" squealed Casey Dlott, 29, popping a bite of CharmedBar's Apple-rageous into her mouth. Even if samples hadn't been up for grabs at Glen's Garden Market in Dupont Circle, a few of the snacks would have ended up in her basket.
  • Silver Spring man charged with manslaughter

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    A Silver Spring man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after his car struck a pedestrian in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Charged was James Brooks Chandler, 33, of Cannon Road, according to a news release from the District's Metropolitan Police Department.
  • Republicans agree with ... Elizabeth Warren?

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    FEB. 10: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a hearing before Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Feb. 10, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. They want to break up the big banks.
  • Police arrest suspect in latest carjacking in District

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    A series of violent carjackings across the District continued this week, the latest targeting Georgetown and prompting a high-speed, midday police pursuit of a stolen Mercedes Benz that ended with a crash and one arrest, according to law enforcement authorities. D.C. police said two drivers parked five blocks apart on P Street NW were threatened Wednesday afternoon by men with guns.
  • Prince George's County Police Arrest Two Men for Assault

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report Upper Marlboro, MD...The Sheriff's Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests. First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested Sheriff's Deputies arrested Maurice Monroe of Southeast Washington D.C who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Assault-First Degree that was obtained by Prince George's County Police on February 2nd, 2015.
 
 
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    City Desk

  • Weed May Be Legal in D.C., But It’s Still Banned on Local College Campuses

    James Constant
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    It’s every D.C. dorm-room stoner’s dream. Yesterday, marijuana officially became legal in the District. We’re assuming many celebratory joints were lit across local college campuses, followed by, of course, frantic Febreezing. Yet the rules at universities in D.C. regarding pot haven’t changed. Possessing and consuming weed is still against the rules on campuses, no matter what the pesky local voters decided. According to American University Vice President Gail Hanson, for the foreseeable future “manufacture, possession, use, and distribution of marijuana will continue to be…
  • When the Tap Runs Dry, DC Water Uses Social Media To Keep Customers Informed and Amused

    Morgan Hines
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    When Pamela Mooring arrives at work in the morning, the communications manager faces a surprise—how many water main breaks will DC Water crews be visiting that day? “I don’t know yet what is on their list to work today,” she says. “There could be one or five [sites].” The wind chill on a particularly cold February morning is measuring at 5 degrees below zero, Emergency Management's Jonathan Reeves tells Mooring in an email. Despite the frigid temperatures, she seems quite unfazed at the prospect of standing outside at one of DC Water’s work sites all day. “I have one glove!
  • Buy D.C.: Revenge

    Kaarin Vembar
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus. First Cut is the Deepest Does your corkscrew have switchblade action? This one pops open so you can play 007 (and keep an eye on your enemies) while pouring a glass. Boomerang Quick-Snap Wine Key, $16.50. homebody. 715 8th St. SE. (202) 544-8445 A Dish Best Served Cold Eat this dessert straight out of the fridge. By the time you reach the bottom, you’ll have forgotten why you wanted revenge in the first place.
  • Chatter: In Your Dreams

    Emily Q. Hazzard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    What you said about what we said last week Maybe we’ll look back and remember this as the week our readers lost their minds, nearly taking us along with them. Somehow the Internet tossed up on our calm shores a commentariat so uncharacteristically combative, we’re still recovering from whiplash. What happened, guys? We have so much love for you, but the conversation just went off the rails. Response to Aaron Wiener’s cover story on the scholarship program TheDream.US got especially nasty. Specifically, it appears some commenters had taken it upon themselves to defend the nation’s…
  • The Search for Relisha Rudd Continues One Year After Her Disappearance

    Sarah Anne Hughes
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1, 2014. Her whereabouts for the past 363 days have been unknown, but there is a grim possibility. Just 26 days after the last confirmed sighting of the then-8-year-old girl, D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier raised the theory that she may have been murdered. (Her presumed abductor Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived, was found dead of a presumed suicide days later.) But now, nearly a year after her disappearance, some advocates are holding on to hope that Relisha will come home alive. Officially, there’s no fresh news to…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • The 'Green Rush' hits D.C. as pot advocates, entrepreneurs flock to marijuana business expo

    Tina Reed
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Jeoffrey Mendez held out some cash and pointed to a flavored energy drink made with hemp. "I'll take a mango," he told a man who was also selling artisan chocolates and coffee Saturday at ComfyTree's Cannabis Academy, Expo and Career Fair. Mendez, a 32-year-old software developer, took a sip and nodded approvingly before moving to the next table. Mendez doesn't have a business idea yet. But wandering through the conference at the Holiday Inn near the L'enfant Plaza Metro, the D.C. native wanted…
  • A search for spring at the Capital Remodel and Garden Show (Slideshow)

    Bob Niedt
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Hundreds of vendors from across the D.C. area were hoping homeowners would shake off the snow and cold of this oppressive winter and start thinking spring — and summer — again. They helped launch the Capital Remodel and Garden Show Friday in the Dulles Expo Center in Dulles. It's the 20th anniversary of the event, which runs Saturday through 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We bounced over Friday night to see what local venders had set up temporary shop, along with some national brands. There…
  • Why D.C.'s big dig — the $2.6 billion Clean Rivers project — is about more than just sewers

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    If you've read some of my articles here at the WBJ, you've gathered by now I'm a commercial real estate reporter. I tend to write about square footages, rental and occupancy rates and people buying, selling or leasing property. I like writing about buildings and what's going on inside of them, and I like the fact that I can see them. They're above ground. You can walk into them and take pictures of them and see renderings of what they'll look like in the future. And so, when my editors and I talked…
  • What exactly does an anti-money laundering specialist do? We asked an expert.

    Mark Holan
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    Capital One Financial Corp. drew some unwanted headlines this week when it reported in a regulatory filing that it has been subpoenaed by the U.S Justice and Treasury departments about possible money-laundering violations. Googling the McLean-based company and "money laundering" aggregates a bunch of those stories. Coincidently, it also pulls up at least two Capital One job ads for an anti-money laundering investigator. The jobs, in Plano, Texas, and Wilmington, Delaware, call for Certified Anti-Money…
  • D.C. Council member: Streetcar 'possibly not going to happen'

    Michael Neibauer
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    The D.C. streetcar initiative is in serious trouble. All of it. "I think it's fair to say that the entire streetcar program as was originally perhaps envisioned is possibly not going to happen," D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, said Friday on WAMU's Politics Hour. Cheh chairs the council's transportation committee. On the streetcar, she said, the council and mayor are "in a state now of trying to reassess, and I don't think we've come to any firm conclusions." Considering the District's…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • Bibi Makes Waves

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:02 am
    Parting the waters just isn't the miracle it used to be, especially in an already bitterly divided Capitol. And all these years after President Obama declared there was no Red Sea, and there was no Blue Sea, but there was one United American Sea, we're still waiting for the world historical figure who can walk on water across it.
  • A Very Vice-Presidential Capitol Quip Winner

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Congratulations to this week's winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
  • What to See and Do in Selma

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    SELMA, Ala., -- Every year, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., makes a pilgrimage here to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tracing the fateful steps he took on March 7, 1965, when he and others marching in favor of voting rights were savagely beaten by state troopers and thugs.
  • Code Pink Feeling Stifled by Capitol Police Crackdown

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Forced into handcuffs before and after congressional hearings over the past two days, protesters organizing with Code Pink are fuming about the beefed-up presence of Capitol Police when contentious, high-profile officials testify on Capitol Hill.
  • Judge Dismisses Obamacare Lawsuit Targeting Congressional Health Care

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    A D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging congressional health care enrollment in the D.C. small business exchange Wednesday, ruling that federal regulations allow members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in the exchange.
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    The Fix

  • People say politics is all bad news. These 4 stories prove them wrong.

    Chris Cillizza
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    The past week in politics has been a tough one.  Republicans barely avoided taking the blame for a(nother) government shutdown after Speaker John Boehner's attempt to pass a three-week extension of Department of Homeland Security funding failed. The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to divide Congress. And Missouri state Auditor Tom Schweich […]
  • The past nine CPAC straw polls, in one graph

    Philip Bump
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Perhaps you were curious how the results of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll had evolved over time but, sadly, aren't good at / didn't feel like making graphs. Well, we were curious about that, and we love graphs. So we made one. This is the past nine years' worth of results, excluding people […]
  • Young Republicans are remarkably liberal on pot

    Hunter Schwarz
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    When it comes to marijuana, the majority of young Republicans are far closer to the Democratic view than they are to older members of their own party. Pew poll data shows 63 percent of Millennial Republicans -- those born between 1981 and 1996 -- support legalized marijuana. That's a higher percentage than Generation X and […]
  • The history of every governor’s seat in every state, in 1 chart

    Philip Bump
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last September, we gave you a chart showing the history of every seat in the U.S. Senate since the beginning of our Republic. Today, something slightly different: The history of every governor. This was inspired by the trivia question in today's "Read In" newsletter. "Over the last decade, Republicans have held the governorships of 44 […]
  • Congressional Republicans are their own worst enemies, by a lot

    Chris Cillizza
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    If you were surprised at what happened on the House floor Friday afternoon, you haven't been paying much attention to politics for the past three years or so. The collapse of a three-week extension of funding to keep the Department of Homeland Security -- a measure seen as a last-ditch attempt by Republican leaders to […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Scott Walker catches flak

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    We know how excited people get when they are running for president, especially when they are speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). How else to explain why Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) could imply he is prepared...
  • Scott Walker should fear these words

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    In his speech that stirred the spirits of the right at the at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) proudly and passionately asserted that as he battled 10,000 protestors...
  • In defense of Obama's foreign policy

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    There isn't much written or said in defense of President Obama's foreign policy, especially for the liberal base that voted for him expecting a rapid exit from seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has at times been characterized as...
  • Different countries, different ways of countering terrorism

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This piece is the third installment in a three-part series examining last month's terrorist attacks in Paris. The first and second installments can be found here and here, respectively.Authorities in both France and the United States are under great...
  • Millennial entrepreneurs at risk in the sagging start-up economy

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    After several straight months of positive numbers on jobs and unemployment, the American economy finally looks poised for recovery.But under the hood, the engine of American job growth might be sputtering.For at least the past 30 years, the rate of...
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    News

  • Scalise: 'I reject bigotry of all forms'

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday suggested he has tried to mend fences with the black community since it became known he spoke to a group in 2002 that was founded by a former Ku Klux Klan member. “I made it very clear that I...
  • Huckabee: 2016 decision 'forthcoming'

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) on Sunday said a decision about whether he’ll run for president in 2016 is “forthcoming.”“We're looking very carefully at the structure that would need to be in place.  And I think a decision will be...
  • Dem: Questions around opposition leader's death need answered

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday said the key question in the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved.On CBS's "Face the Nation," Feinstein was asked if the key...
  • US boots needed to defeat ISIS, Boehner says

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday said there will have to be U.S. boots on the ground overseas in the mission to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).“Somebody’s boots have to be on the ground,” Boehner said in a live interview on...
  • Boehner: White House-Israel relationship has gotten worse

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday accused the White House of worsening the U.S. relationship with Israel ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington. “The animosity between the White House and the prime minister is no...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • The Mansion on O Street: Exploration and Imagination for Kids

    Jessica McFadden
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The Mansion on O Street is a unique experience, unlike any other outing my family and I have encountered in our years of DC area adventures. Mystery and history abound, and kids are warmly welcomed, at the super cool massive art house exploration offered at The Mansion on O Street. Children can wander halls, discover thousands of interesting artifacts and objects, open hidden doors, and complete scavenger hunts. My children loved the controlled independence they found meandering around the O. They expressed that they felt they were transported into an I-SPY book, an episode of Scooby-Doo, a…
  • EVENT CANCELED: Saturday Night Snow Day FUN: PopUp Play Zone Bounce Night Par-Tay! (Italian Ice on Me)

    Jessica McFadden
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    UPDATE: Event was canceled due to incoming storm.  Your Last Chance to Play at PopUp Play Zone Before They Close for the Season!  After being snowed in tomorrow during the day, head to PopUp Play Zone from 6-9pm for a fabulous family bounce night! The February 21st Saturday Night Bounce & Play Party at PopUp Play Zone is happening, no matter the weather. Get the kids out of the house for some cozy, crazy indoor play! Enjoy the best family night out in the DC area at the PopUp Play Zone at the Plaza Del Mercado in Silver Spring. There will be inflatables (lots of them!), big screens with…
  • GIVEAWAY: Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success Conference Pass

    Jessica McFadden
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    My friend Christine St. Vil of Moms ‘N Charge is an inspiration. A coach and speaker focused on helping overwhelmed mothers feel their best without feeling guilty, she is also a social media expert. Her latest speaking opportunity is serving as one of the breakout speakers at Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success Conference happening March 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Reston Town Center. The Act Like A Success Conference offers a platform for attendees to get inspired, motivated, educated, and equipped to move forward with their professional and personal goals. With interactive…
  • SteveSongs at Jammin’ Java on Valentine’s Day, Saturday Feb. 14

    Jessica McFadden
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    On Valentines Day, Saturday February 14, SteveSongs will play THREE seriously fun concerts at Jammin Java as part of their Tot Rock series. Choose from the 10:30am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm shows. Pick the time that works best for your nap/basketball/swim meet cuckoo crazy family schedule! SteveSongs blends smart lyrics, catchy melodies & thoughtful messages into fun participatory songs that kids & adults love. He will be performing tunes that your kids love from his PBS Kids Mornings as well as his brand new album Orangutan Van. Get tickets here.
  • GIVEAWAY and Kickstarter: Princess Awesome, Dresses for Every Girl

    Jessica McFadden
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Find inventive dresses for every girl’s personality and interests  Support two local Silver Spring mothers’ amazing Kickstarter Win a dress for your own little girl!  I am so excited to tell you about Princess Awesome, a company started by two incredible Silver Spring mothers, my dear friend Eva St. Clair and her business partner Rebecca Melsky. Together they began making dresses that take the motifs beyond princesses and bows, and colors beyond pink. They believe that girls should have the choice to wear dresses that feature robots, pirates, dinosaurs and more. As they have…
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Some really excellent photos at WhereaboutsPhoto. Another great photo, “what is that red thing staring at me?” life on (and off) O street. A local restaurant in Brookland will re-open soon as something that sounds interesting. The Brookland Bridge spoke with the owner. This is worth reading for the first paragraph alone. By the urban cyclist, Tales From The Sharrows. If this is your thing, City Desk has assembled a succinct guide about pot use, what you can legally do, and all the rest. Meanwhile, Capital Comment says Congress is powerless to stop marijuana legalization.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Vox Populi says that DC is about to get new Bible museum. The old Bible museum wasn’t good enough, apparently. We really don’t need a boomer list. However, Jason’s View from DC, thinks it’s a good idea. Outbreak! On the front lines of a measles epidemic. American History Blog. This is what winter has come down to: Seven ways to prevent your pipes from freezing. Urban Turf. The Oscars were boring. Ah Bugger.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Manda Writes Things gives 50 Shades of Grey a beating. A late arrival to smart phones, Orange Explains it All, describes how his transition came about and what it means. Excerpt: I grew more interested in these smart phones when social media began pulling bloggers away from their blog posts and over to platforms of image sharing that did not admit old fashioned users of desktop or laptop computers to see nor post images. Finding love via intellectual analysis. Unemployed Kat. Noah E. Sedgwick: A black cop in DC’s gilded age. Quondam Washington. An impressive piece of historical…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dept. of Understated Incredulity: DC shut down (including Metrobus service) in response to four inches of snow. Rebuilding Place. A 1921 ad for Columbia Heights homes. Ghosts of DC. The homes cost $6,300, and according to the government’s CPI inflation calculator that works out to $83,000 in today’s dollars. Rosslyn Safeway manager overnights in Rosslyn to ensure 6 a.m. store opening. The Ode Street Tribune. Mass Hysteria. Jason’s View from DC.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Mother nature takes its toll on historic Anacostia in the form of a facade collapse. The Art of Ward 8. Magnolia writes about life and DC, and offers some cutting observations: At this point, i think it’s apparent that i will never like this place. i am not a fan of hyper-gentrification; i dislike the heartless wealth-wielders who have knocked down most of the area and rebuilt it all with granite countertops and a snide middle finger for anyone who can’t pay $2,000 for a studio apartment. Look at the photo carefully: then and now, 14th and T Streets. Ted Eytan, MD. But I do have a law…
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    DCist

  • Go Home Already: Old/New

    Matt Cohen
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    End-of-day news: The cost of D.C. homelessness, the local art scenes recent wins and losses, and more. [ more › ]
  • Out of Frame: Wild Tales

    Pat Padua
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    "Wild Tales" is an exciting, gory ride that gets heavy-handed and loses steam, but there's more than enough to satisfy the lust for blood and entertainment. [ more › ]
  • Overheard in D.C.: Cashier Humor

    Andrew Wiseman
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    D.C. isn't known for its customer service or for its friendly customers, but that's not always the case. [ more › ]
  • Your Trash Will Finally Be Collected This Weekend

    Matt Cohen
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Finally. [ more › ]
  • DCist Interview: Pile

    Valerie Paschall
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Heavy Boston rockers Pile talk about their love of DIY spaces and the shock of finding a fan with a band tattoo. [ more › ]
 
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    FishbowlDC Feed

  • Bloomberg News Hires Ros Krasny as Washington Weekend Editor

    Damon Marx
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Rosalind Krasny has been hired by Bloomberg News as a Washington weekend editor. Starting March 26th, Krasny will join Bloomberg News after 11 years at Reuters — where she served as editor-in-charge of commodities, energy and companies coverage out of Washington, the last two years. Prior, she was the Reuters bureau chief in Boston, helping anchor early coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign, as well as reporting on the Federal Reserve/economic policy.
  • Weekend Show Preview — 3.1.15

    Damon Marx
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Secretary of State John Kerry on “This Week”; House Speaker John Boehner on “Face the Nation”; and King Abdullah II of Jordan on \"Fareed Zakaria GPS.\" Sunday: CBS’s \"Face the Nation\": House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), ranking member of Senate Intelligence Committee; former governor Mike Huckabee; Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic; CBS News State Department correspondent, Margaret Brennan; Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal; Mark Halperin…
  • Senator Inhofe Attempts to Disprove Climate Change by Throwing Snowball on C-SPAN

    Damon Marx
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It’s no secret Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment Committee, is a major skeptic of man-made climate change. But on Thursday, the senator took his skepticism to a new level — making the argument that because there’s snow in Washington, DC in February and because there’s a snowball in his hand, man-made climate change is, therefore, a “hoax.” I guess that’s all the proof we need… Watch clip, courtesy of C-SPAN
  • Political Trivia Junkie? National Journal‘s Got You Covered

    Damon Marx
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Bored at work? Counting down the minutes til happy hour? Well, NJ has just launched a digital version of their “Ultimate Washington Wonk Quiz,” which also appears in their magazine. Josh Kraushaar and National Journal‘s politics team have created an “absurdly esoteric political trivia” game to test your knowledge of happenings within the Beltway. So, if you’re a political junkie and the type of person who enjoys trivia, then this should be right up your alley. But beware: side-effects may include loss of friends and shouts of…
  • WaPo Reconsiders Drug Testing Policy for Prospective Employees

    Damon Marx
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    One paper might be rolling its weed… policy back (cough, cough). Apologies for the terrible pun… but according to The Huffington Post’s Dave Jamieson, The Washington Post is reconsidering its position on testing prospective employees, in light of the the District’s decision to go forward with its legalization of marijuana this week. “Asked if marijuana use could still preclude someone from working at the Post, a spokesperson for the paper said that the “Washington Post is reviewing its policy in light of the changes to D.C. law,” without elaborating…
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    Frozen Tropics

  • CP: Sally's Middle Name to Replace Pizza Parts & Service

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    The Washington City Paper's Young & Hungry writer Jessica Sidman has details on what exactly is replacing Pizza Parts & Service (1320 H Street). Pizza Parts & Service was the newest venture from the Taylor Gourmet team, but it closed its doors suddenly in early February with only a cryptic explanation of what would happen next.There were rumors flying around the neighborhood, as well as around the internet generally, that it might become a We the Pizza, but that is not the case. PoPville more recently posted a few details about the new restaurant and showroom that will take…
  • Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NKFriday, February 27Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here.Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.Saturday, February 28artdc Gallery – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.The Big 10 x 5 exhibit features ten works of art by five artists. All of which are large-scale paintings over six feet.
  • Info Session for the Gibbs Redevelopment Project 3/2

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    Photo by flickr user Redwood Photography. Used under a Creative Commons licenseWhen: Monday, March 2nd at 6pmWhere: Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street)What: A chance to learn about the Gibbs Redevelopment (500 19th Street) project for the future home of two new schools.• Monument Academy, a weekday boarding academy for grades 5-8 providing family style living with on-site full time house parents, personalized academics, life skills, and social and emotional well-being to prepare students for post-secondary education, a career and independent livingin the community;and• Community…
  • Did You Miss Last Night's TNA Meeting? We've Got Tweets & Audio

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    Sometimes we just can't make those public meetings. For the benefit of those who weren't at last night's Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting (or just want to relive the event) I have Storified the tweets from a resident who did attend and linked to a full audio recording of the meeting (from another resident) that is hosted elsewhere. Enjoy!Also, here's the agenda from the meeting:-Edens Union Market Area Development-Metropolitan Police Department Update-Department of Public Works UpdateNext meeting scheduled for March 24th. To be held at W.S. Jenks & Sons Hardware Store (910…
  • Trinidad Neighborhood Association Meeting Tonight

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Trinidad Neighborhood Association Community MeetingWhen: Tuesday, February 24th at 7pmWhere: Trinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress StreetOn Agenda:Edens Union Market Area DevelopmentMetropolitan Police Department UpdateDepartment of Public Works UpdatePlease become a member or renew your annual $5.00 membership for 2015.
 
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    just up the pike

  • maryland considers building the purple line, but with less frequent service

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    Maryland's new transportation secretary, Pete Rahn, is looking at ways to build the Purple Line more cheaply. While changing the route or swapping out light rail for buses aren't on the table, Rahn says that less frequent service is one possibility. The Purple Line could look like this. Rendering from the MTA.Formerly the transportation secretary in Missouri and New Mexico, Rahn recently told the Washington Post he wants to take a "practical design" approach to the proposed light-rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton. The $2.4 billion project already has federal and local funding, and…
  • it's not about an agenda, but choices

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    Let's set the record straight: I'm okay with people who want to live in houses with yards. I like the Kentlands. And some of the time, I like Seventh State and its predecessor Maryland Politics Watch, which have offered great coverage of state and local politics for years. Are you confused? I was too when I read Seventh State creator David Lublin's recent posts on the "Greater Greater Washington agenda," which argue that GGW's (and my) advocacy for stuff like transit and walkable neighborhoods is failing because the Purple Line is in trouble, traffic continues to get worse, and people…
  • removing josh starr won't fix the broken culture at MCPS

    6 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Montgomery County school superintendent Josh Starr resigned this week, and many community members are wondering what went wrong. While Starr had a lot of supporters, his role in a MCPS culture that didn't take criticism well may have been his undoing. Starr (left) tweets a photo of the March to Close the Achievement Gap last spring. Photo by the author.A week ago, Bethesda Magazine reported that four of the eight school board members didn't support renewing Starr's contract. Last weekend, Starr and the Board of Education quietly met to discuss his departure February 16, four months before his…
  • without crosswalks, east-west highway is the street where everybody jaywalks

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    When I moved to East-West Highway in South Silver Spring last fall, I quickly noticed one thing: people cross the street without using crosswalks all the time. Even as the surrounding area becomes more urban and walkable, this street remains a relic of its industrial, car-oriented past. Drivers stop to let a man and his dog cross East-West Highway. All photos by the author.East-West Highway was built in the 1920s to connect Bethesda and Silver Spring and provide an alternative to Military Road in the District. (An extension to Prince George's County came later.) Industrial uses like bottling…
  • watch the region get older as young people cluster around stuff to do

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    New maps from the Census Bureau show where young adults lived between 1980 and 2013. While the DC area as a whole is aging, urban neighborhoods both in the District and throughout the region are getting younger. Darker areas have a higher concentration of young people. Map from the Census Bureau, animated by the author.The District rebounds after decades of losing young peopleThe Census Bureau released the full set of maps, along with data a set of maps and data that looks at the habits of Millennials, or young adults roughly between 18 and 34. Overall, Greater Washington, which includes DC…
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