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  • Teen in hospital after DC hit and run

    Washington, DC News
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    A teenager was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop Tuesday evening at East Capitol St and 50th St NE, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department said. Teen in hospital after DC hit and run A teenager was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop Tuesday evening at East Capitol St and 50th St NE, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department said.
  • Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder in Iraq Shooting

    Washington, DC News
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A former Blackwater Worldwide guard was convicted of murder, and three co-workers were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter in the 2007 shootings of 14 unarmed civilians in Baghdad, an incident that prompted a change in U.S. use of military contractors. Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murdering Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia'y, a medical student who was driving toward the guards in Baghdad's Nisour Square.
  • Energy Ads Intensify As Senate Campaigns Heat Up

    Roll Call: Daily News
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    With just under two weeks until an election in which control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs, campaign ads are starting to intensify -- in volume and rhetoric -- in several key battleground states (Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Colorado and Michigan). Somewhat surprisingly, energy and environment are the third most mentioned issue in Senate races this cycle (surprising since it barely registered during the 2012 presidential campaign). Some are running because the states they air in are significant energy producers. Others are running in states that feature…
  • Obama: 'We're all shaken' by Ottawa

    TheHill - Top News
    Justin Sink
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    President says it's unclear whether shootings are related to terrorism.
  • So Long, Washington City Paper, and Thanks for Tolerating My Desk Squalor

    City Desk
    Jonathan L. Fischer
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    By the time I'd worked at Washington City Paper for two years, my desk looked like I'd been piling crap on it for about 20. So when E. Brady Robinson, a talented D.C. photographer, asked in February 2012 if she could shoot my work area for her ongoing series of "Arts Desks" portraits, I wondered whether it was finally the time to tidy up. But on the day Robinson was scheduled to visit City Paper's office—this was before we moved out of our labyrinthine, wonderfully ramshackle digs on Champlain Street NW—I realized cleaning would be disrespectful to her project. Other than…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder in Iraq Shooting

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A former Blackwater Worldwide guard was convicted of murder, and three co-workers were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter in the 2007 shootings of 14 unarmed civilians in Baghdad, an incident that prompted a change in U.S. use of military contractors. Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murdering Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia'y, a medical student who was driving toward the guards in Baghdad's Nisour Square.
  • Teen in hospital after DC hit and run

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    A teenager was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop Tuesday evening at East Capitol St and 50th St NE, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department said. Teen in hospital after DC hit and run A teenager was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop Tuesday evening at East Capitol St and 50th St NE, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department said.
  • Ben Bradlee was a leader and a friend

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Ben Bradlee would not have liked me to say so, but he was the living refutation of the Declaration of Independence: All men are not created equal. Certainly, he was not.
  • Twenty reasons to visit Washington DC

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    It's the best of America on show, from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial to the Declaration of Independence and the space race. It was 50 years last year since Martin Luther King Jr made his rousing "I Have A Dream" speech, and the latest memorial on Washington's National Mall pays tribute to the Civil Rights leader.
  • Kelly: Link your store loyalty cards to help Ketcham Elementary

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    The good news about John H. Ketcham Elementary School is that its students are on the rise academically. Last year, test scores at the Anacostia school rose 11.2 percent in math and 4.5 percent in English language arts.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • Energy Ads Intensify As Senate Campaigns Heat Up

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    With just under two weeks until an election in which control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs, campaign ads are starting to intensify -- in volume and rhetoric -- in several key battleground states (Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Colorado and Michigan). Somewhat surprisingly, energy and environment are the third most mentioned issue in Senate races this cycle (surprising since it barely registered during the 2012 presidential campaign). Some are running because the states they air in are significant energy producers. Others are running in states that feature…
  • Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?
  • West Virginia's Members of Congress Wealthiest, Arkansas Lawmakers are Poorest

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the richest member of Congress, might hail from California, but the Golden State does not actually have the richest delegation, according to the first-of-its kind Roll Call ranking of every single member of Congress based on financial disclosure forms covering 2013.
  • 'Constructive Dialogue' Continues Over CIA Torture Report, White House Says

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Don't expect the release of a Senate report on acts of torture committed by the CIA to become an uncomfortable election year October surprise.
  • Infrastructure Loan Fears Misguided, Reader Says

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    TIFIA is the federal loan program, which uses Treasury funds to help finance state and local governments' infrastructure projects: bridges, ferry terminals, toll roads, etc.
 
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    City Desk

  • So Long, Washington City Paper, and Thanks for Tolerating My Desk Squalor

    Jonathan L. Fischer
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    By the time I'd worked at Washington City Paper for two years, my desk looked like I'd been piling crap on it for about 20. So when E. Brady Robinson, a talented D.C. photographer, asked in February 2012 if she could shoot my work area for her ongoing series of "Arts Desks" portraits, I wondered whether it was finally the time to tidy up. But on the day Robinson was scheduled to visit City Paper's office—this was before we moved out of our labyrinthine, wonderfully ramshackle digs on Champlain Street NW—I realized cleaning would be disrespectful to her project. Other than…
  • District Line Daily: Remembering Ben Bradlee

    Perry Stein
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington 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. Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee—who presided over the paper during Watergate and the Pentagon Papers—died Tuesday at the age of 93. Read the Post's obituary here and some anecdotes of how Bradlee oversaw the Marion Barry coverage that  ended in a FBI sting catching the mayor smoking crack…
  • Ben Bradlee, Legendary Post Editor, Dies at 93

    Mike Madden
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Unless you haven't read it in about 50 years, the Washington Post as you know it is the way it is because of Benjamin Bradlee. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, edited the paper for 26 years, presiding over its publication of the Pentagon Papers and its coverage of Watergate, launching the Style section, and turning the Post into an institution that could rival—or at least aim to rival—the New York Times as a national newspaper. (He was also, in one of the bits of luck like those that dot his 1996 memoir A Good Life, fortunate to retire from the job in 1991, before the economics of…
  • The Needle: Foo Fight

    Perry Stein
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Times Like These: If you didn't start lining up outside the Black Cat hours before tickets went on sale today at 6 p.m. for Friday's surprise Foo Fighters show, you didn't stand a chance at getting tickets. Sucks if you wanted to go and, you know, had to work today. -3 Arlington Man: A man was arrested in Arlington for doing naked pushups in the middle of the street while under the influence of PCP. -1 Hollywood Reporter: Matthew McConaughey does not think the Washington football team should change its name. -3 Chalk Talk: OK, which attorney general campaign stole chalk from a kid? That…
  • D.C. Struggles to Keep Its Pants Up On Metro

    Perry Stein
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    More men have apparently felt the need to drop their pants and expose themselves on the Metrorail system in recent months. Metro Transit Police said today that in the past two months they have seen an increase in indecent exposure incidents and are currently searching for four men involved in unrelated incidents on the Metrorail system. "Indecent exposure cases can be a gateway crime to more serious sexual misconduct, which is why we have placed a priority on advancing these investigations," said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. "We are absolutely committed to keeping Metro a safe…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Iceland’s WOW Air lands at BWI

    Jeff Clabaugh
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Low-cost carrier WOW Air will start its first U.S.-to-Iceland service at BWI/Marshall Airport and Boston's Logan Airport. The low-fair airline was established in 2011, and currently operates between Reykjavik and several European destinations. The BWI-to-Reykjavik flights will start in June 2015. WOW Air will operate four flights a week between BWI and Iceland on a seasonal schedule. The flights are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday using Airbus A321 equipment. Iceland Air flies…
  • LaSalle Hotels see jump in revenue on higher room rates

    Jeff Clabaugh
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Bethesda-based LaSalle Hotel Properties reports higher revenue and funds from operations, on quarterly results that topped its own expectations. The hotel owner had third quarter revenue of $308 million, compared to $270 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income rose to $98.2 million, or 94 cents per share, compared to $28.5 million, or 29 cents per share. LaSalle's funds from operations climbed 26 percent to $87.6 million. Revenue per available room rose 11.5 percent. Room rates were…
  • McConaughey: Washington NFL team's emblem 'gives me a little fire and some oomph'

    Drew Hansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew McConaughey, the former rom-com punch line turned actor of consequence following his Academy Award and stint on "True Detective," is often seen wearing Washington NFL team apparel and even turned out at a team practice in June. Now America's favorite shirtless Texan is weighing in on his fandom in the November issue of GQ magazine, including his opinions on the team's controversial nickname. "What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness," Wooderson… err……
  • Sizing up Russ Ramsey's competition as the Olympics decision nears

    Mark Holan
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    The United States Olympic Committee timetable for deciding which of four American cities to proffer as host of the 2024 Summer Games is entering a critical phase. The USOC is planning a visit to Washington, but the date has not been finalized, Russ Ramsey, chairman of Washington 2024, the nonprofit organizing the bid, told me recently for a profile I wrote for this Friday's print edition of the Washington Business Journal. He expects the USOC to make its decision early next year. The winning city…
  • The Navy's tale of Goldilocks and the two surface ships

    Drew Hansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    As it looks to the future of its fleet, it appears the Navy is mired in one of the latter pages of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," unable to find something that's just right. WBJ senior staff writer Jill Aitoro has recently written a lot about the littoral combat ship program after attending the launch of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s future USS Detroit in northeastern Wisconsin. In short, the LCS is a smaller ship intended to protect coastal areas. The Lockheed-designed vessel is agile and stealthy,…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • Hill Staffers Hit the Campaign Trail

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    When most people think of their dream vacation, they have reveries about eating their way through Paris or chilling on a pristine beach in the Caribbean. But if you're a Hill staffer and it's election season, then it's likely you're on "vacation" holed up in a battleground district or state, lucky to just grab one meal sitting down each day.
  • The Hill Staffer Campaign Trail Survival Guide

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    It's October! Which brings postseason baseball (sorry, Nationals) and the return of football. It's the end of iced coffee and the overly sweet arrival of latte concoctions like pumpkin spice and cinnamon dolce.
  • Capitol Police Monitoring Canadian Parliament Shooting (Updated)

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Updated 1:30 p.m. | Capitol Police say they are monitoring the Wednesday morning shooting inside the Canadian Parliament, but have not taken any "significant" steps to heighten security around Congress.
  • West Virginia's Members of Congress Wealthiest, Arkansas Lawmakers are Poorest

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the richest member of Congress, might hail from California, but the Golden State does not actually have the richest delegation, according to the first-of-its kind Roll Call ranking of every single member of Congress based on financial disclosure forms covering 2013.
  • Former Top Cop Suggests Capitol Complex Is Too Open (Audio)

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Congress' former top cop thinks there should be major changes to security at the 276-acre Capitol complex, saying its open and accessible campus is "much to my chagrin."
 
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    The Fix

  • 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

    Jaime Fuller
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    1. Former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee died on Tuesday. Here is the Washington Post's obituary, and here are a handful of memories from those who knew him. 2. Juliet Eilperin and David Nakamura write about the president's reliance on his close advisers instead of his Cabinet in times of distress. 3. Bloomberg Politics […]
  • New candidate ad: Vote for me, because puppies (Video)

    Jaime Fuller
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The race for Gabby Giffords's old House seat has been a mean one. Giffords's PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has run attack ads against Republican candidate Martha McSally's position on background checks, and outside groups have spent a total of nearly $4 million against her. Her opponent, Democratic Rep. Ron Barber, has had more than […]
  • Another poll shows Cory Gardner ahead in Colorado. Is the seat slipping away from Democrats?

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    For weeks, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and Sen. Mark Udall (D) have been statistically tied in polls of the Colorado Senate race, with Gardner in the lead but well within the margin of error. Now a new poll, taken over the last four days, shows Gardner leading by seven points. According to the USA Today/Suffolk University poll, […]
  • Chris Christie versus Rand Paul, part 19: Ebola

    Philip Bump
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) don't like each other. This isn't "news," as such; the two got into a feud in July 2013 over foreign policy and government spending and who was better, Springsteen or Rush (probably). Now, a new front has been opened: How scared we should be about Ebola. […]
  • 2014 will be the most expensive midterm election ever

    Chris Cillizza
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The total price tag for the 2010 midterms -- an election which almost no one is paying attention to -- will be nearly $4 billion, according to projections released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics. That would make it the most expensive midterm election in history and set the stage for a 2016 presidential […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Lower gas prices will save us all

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The market in American crude oil prices closed at $83 per barrel on Oct. 16, having recovered from prices below $80 per barrel earlier in the day. The stock market exhibited nervousness as price volatility reared its ugly head. Businessmen and...
  • Federalizing sex

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    On Sept. 28, California responded to an "epidemic" of campus rape by passing "affirmative consent" legislation. On Oct. 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) ordered New York's state universities to make affirmative consent the centerpiece of sexual assault...
  • Is the CFPB committing regulatory overreach?

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is touted as one of the crowning achievements of the Dodd-Frank Act. But a new CFPB report on student loans is highly flawed, raising doubts about its regulatory reach over the private student-loan...
  • Lessons from Ebola patient zero

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There is a lot to learn about the spread of the Ebola virus from patient zero Eric Duncan in Dallas to two of his healthcare providers. But perhaps the most important lesson has little to do with Ebola. Rather, the Duncan case highlights the need...
  • Section 10 forbearance offers no easy path to 'Title II Lite'

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) struggles to write new net neutrality rules, the agency is coming under increasing political pressure to reclassify broadband Internet access as a "common carrier" telecommunications service under Title...
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    News

  • Fence jumper caught outside White House

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
     A man was taken into custody Wednesday after jumping the fence on the North Lawn of the White House — the first such incident since a veteran with a knife was able to scale the fence surrounding the executive mansion and run inside.The Secret...
  • Obama phones Canadian PM

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    President Obama has spoken to Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper about the shooting in Ottawa, the White House said Wednesday. The president first was told about the incident by his top homeland security aide, Lisa Monaco. Officials inside the U....
  • Soldier, suspect killed in shooting near Canadian Parliament

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    brightcove.createExperiences(); Police on Wednesday said a gunman killed a member of Canada’s armed forces near the Parliament building in Ottawa, leading to a lockdown in the...
  • Puerto Rico upholds gay marriage ban

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    A federal judge in Puerto Rico upheld the territory’s gay marriage ban in an opinion Tuesday that could reignite legal challenges against same-sex marriage in some Northeastern states.“Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon...
  • American journalist declared free of Ebola

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    An American freelance journalist has been cleared of the Ebola virus after he fell ill while working as a cameraman for NBC News and Vice News in Liberia, according to reports.Ashoka Mukpo tweeted Tuesday night that he’s had three consecutive days...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • Truck Touch in Bethesda Oct. 25

    Jessica McFadden
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    This looks totally fun! To learn more info about the event, visit the Suburban Nursery School Truck Touch page.
  • Free Fall Style Event Thursday Night with DC Style Factory

    Jessica McFadden
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    You need a women’s night out. You know you do. How about a comped night out while you get to see firsthand how to wear fall’s best trends and see the picks from DC’s coolest boutique? DC Style Factory, Rosana Vollmerhausen’s celebrated personal stylist service is hosting this fabulous, free, fall style event. I will […]
  • Best Getaway: Salamander Resort and Spa

    Jessica McFadden
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    My husband Chris and I have never been away together for a weekend…without the kids. We have had a handful of overnights together (one of which was when Chris stayed the night in Holy Cross Hospital with me after Alice was born) and solo trips to see friends, family or do work. But this was […]
  • HotMammaHaute Experience Friday Oct. 10 – Discounted Tickets

    Jessica McFadden
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Join me and some of the DC area’s most stylish women for a fashionable women’s night out. Grab your fellow fashion lovers,  style enthusiasts and beauty connoisseurs in the metropolitan area and head to DC on Friday evening October 10th. The HotMommaHaute Experience is hosted by Monica Byrd, moderated by Christine St. Vil of Moms ‘N […]
  • Fall Family Organizing Tips from Rachel and Company

    Jessica McFadden
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I am honored to feature this guest contribution from celebrated local organizing expert, Rachel Strisik Rosenthal of Rachel and Company.  As we all work to establish order and healthy routines for our families this fall, her tips and advice are lifesavers! – Jessica  Back To School Is Stressful for Everyone, So Give Yourself a Break The […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A drunkard stole my Kale, then apologized with a gift card. City Desk The Bunch (of disaster). PHNX65 brings this story of an odd afternoon to life. Logan Circle ANC endorses razing of an old, unwanted building on “most endangered places” list. SALM. Zandria writes about the subject-specific blogs that get her attention. The presentation was “curious,” reports Capitol Hill Corner.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    DC voter’s guide has upside down flag. Vox Populi. Here are 19 reasons why you don’t want to work on a campaign. Cloture Club. DC named best city to visit next year by Lonely Planet. DCist. Election news: Most ANC elections are no-contest. Urban Turf. Fashion or how to look young for a reasonably length of time. Panda Head.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    How DC’s legal system leaves bike crash victims without access to justice. Medium. If you ever wonder how palm trees can survive this far north, read the Hardy palms of Rehoboth Beach. DC Tropics. An Instagrammer artist: James Jackson. Exposed DC. I made a sonic screwdriver out of toilet parts. Stirrup Queens. [Editor's note: Absolutely no idea what a sonic screwdriver is.] DC Outlook reviews the movie, Fury, and likes it. A autumn walk at Fort Totten. Orange Explains it All. Not a bad idea before winter.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My first (selfie) gif. That Gumbo Life. Well done, too. Animals of the fear list. Lemon Gloria. It begins with a cow. It’s serious. Random photo roundup: There is something weird or interesting about this photo. Frozen Tropics. The post is about a BBQ, but photo looks like it was taken somewhere else and in another time. This photo by liminality was definitely taken somewhere else. This autumn photo is very rich and beautiful. Many Muses. MCM Mama Runs has been blogging for six years.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    House of Cards reduced to a list. Life as List. How many good horror movies have actually been made? Annabelle failed to deliver, writes Candy Sandwich. The best appetizer you will ever eat (and one you have no shot at spelling). In Between DC. Young people don’t want cars, if they can help it. Greater Greater Washington. On the road with Humane Society law enforcement. Washington Humane Society blog. Old Ebbitt ranked third highest-grossing restaurant in America. Best Bites. The Library of Congress employee art show has opened. LIT. Changes in the cab hailing app industry. New Columbia…
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Afternoon Lede Check – 10.22.14

    Nick Massella
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • ABC’s “World News Tonight” Skips Midterm Election Coverage

    Nick Massella
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog, recently came out with the findings of a study it completed on midterm coverage during ABC, CBS, and NBC’s evening news programs. MRC counted the full and partial campaign reports from September 1 – October 20, 2014 across networks and compared those numbers to the same date range in 2006. While during the 2006 Midterm Elections, ABC’s “World News Tonight” aired a combined 36 full and partial campaign stories. During the time observed this year, that number was zero. CBS’s “Evening News”…
  • Mystery Visitor Surprises Rep. David B. McKinley’s Staff

    Nick Massella
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Roll Call’s “Heard on the Hill” blog caught wind of an unexpected and lost visitor in the Cannon building this afternoon. The tiny, red sweater wearing guest was located in the office of Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV). Who exactly was it? That’s yet to be determined. But this afternoon’s Drudge link might solicit eyes that can help identify. Stay tuned, via Roll Call’s Warren Rojas, here. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • WATCH LIVE at 1pm: White House Press Briefing with Josh Earnest

    Nick Massella
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    At 1pm Wednesday afternoon, White House press secretary Josh Earnest will deliver a press briefing before the White House press corps. WATCH live, below. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Getting ‘In the Know’ with NBC News’ Chris Jansing

    Nick Massella
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Chris Jansing, who in May was named senior White House correspondent for NBC News, was recently profiled by The Hill’s Judy Kurtz on her new life six months in. Jansing, who moved from New York to DC for her new network beat, shared with Kurtz how she spends her time becoming familiar with Washington and how the 57-year-old ended up where she is today. The Fairport Harbor, Ohio-native went to Otterbein College outside Columbus, Ohio and grew up the youngest of 12. Jansing recalled wanting to be “a grown-up” when she thought about her future as a child. “I’m the…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Trinidad Market & Deli Shut Down

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    You can't read the date on the closure sign (below), but this happened within the last week. Apparently the cops went in first and briefly closed Trinidad Market and Deli, AKA Mike's, (which is WIDELY rumored to sell both Scooby Snax and Bizarro [$10 for a small bag], synthetic marijuana drugs related to K2 and Spice). Then DCRA and the Department of Health went in to conduct an inspection. Here's where the story gets really weird. I'm told that the employee who was on duty during the second inspection left the keys on the counter and disappeared out the rear door mid-inspection. Nothing odd…
  • Celebrate Halloween with Jimmy Valentine's

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Photo courtesy of Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts ClubJimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club will once again hold their annual Halloween bash. It's Friday, 10/31, 9pm-close. Celebrate the holiday with djs Beatrix, Team Zapata, Joe L., R&B, and V:shal Kanwar.$15 cover. $70 for open bar (no limitations). Please buy your tickets early as this event does sell out every year. Also, they are very serious about the costumes required bit. If you aren't wearing one, they won't let you into the bar (even with a ticket).
  • Support Miner Elementary While Dining at the Star & Shamrock

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The Star & Shamrock (1341 H Street) has teamed up with the Miner Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to raise money for a great cause. Full details below:MINER NIGHT AT STAR & SHAMROCKTuesday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 28th from 5:00pm, onward, Star & Shamrock Tavern and Deli will host Miner Night. Come out and support Miner students! Simply tell your server that you are there to support Miner Elementary and 10% of your bill will go to the school to support classrooms, special programs, and unique opportunities for the kids. Also, help to spread the word. The more…
  • A Little Fall Themed Street Art

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I happened upon a woman drawing with chalk on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Florida Avenue last night. Here's what I found while walking my dog this morning.
  • Trinidad Hosts a Halloween Parade

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    For more information join the Google Group Tots of Trinidad DC. Read more about Trinidad on the Trinidad Neighborhood Association website.
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    just up the pike

  • sharrows tell drivers to share the road with cyclists, except when that road is a state highway

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sharrows are great for streets where there isn't room for a traditional bike lane. But sometimes, they're used as a way to avoid putting in a bike lane, which is bad for bicyclists and drivers alike. New sharrows on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Photo by Paul Meyer.Last week, sharrows appeared on Georgia Avenue between Sligo and Wayne avenues in downtown Silver Spring. It's one of eighteen state highways in Maryland where cyclists are allowed to ride in the right lane, and the sharrows let drivers know to look out for them. Reader Paul Meyer tweeted this photo of the lane markings and…
  • how the department of liquor control is like the public library

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say what you will about Montgomery County's liquor laws, but one benefit is that you can search the inventory of available beverages at all 30 locations in the county via their website. You can see all of the products available in the county, and what each Department of Liquor Control store has in stock.I was thinking about making an old fashioned. Screenshots from my computer.After a few minutes of clicking around, I realized that the interface felt really familiar. So I visited the Montgomery County Public Library's site, where you can also see what books are available, and which libraries…
  • montgomery county wants to turn this dying strip mall into the next mosaic district

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the past few years, retail developer Edens has transformed a gritty wholesale market and a suburban multiplex into trendy retail destinations. Their next redevelopment project, a dying strip mall in Burtonsville, might be a little more challenging. One of the few remaining businesses at Burtonsville Crossing. Photo by the author.Burtonsville Crossing, on Route 29 in eastern Montgomery County, has been hemorrhaging tenants since a highway bypass was built behind it in 2006 and is now 70% vacant. This week, Edens, which has owned the strip mall since 2003, signed an agreement with the…
  • family dinner at zpizza (sponsored post)

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    If you follow Just Up The Pike on Facebook or Twitter (and you should!), you've probably heard me talk about my favorite restaurants in Silver Spring, places like Urban Butcher and Denizens Brewing Company. But I haven't spent a lot of time at zpizza on Ellsworth Drive, which at 10 years (has it been that long?) in downtown Silver Spring is practically an institution compared to some of these newer places.Started in California in 1986, zpizza (it is spelled lowercase) considers itself the first "chef-inspired pizza chain." It has locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia, as well as…
  • the definitive history of east county

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    A family tries to cross Columbia Pike in 2007. Photo by the author.In yesterday's Washington Post, Bill Turque looks at increasing poverty in Montgomery County, much of which is clustered in East County neighborhoods like Briggs Chaney, located nine miles north of downtown Silver Spring.I was trying to think of things to say about it, but the story manages to take things we've been talking about here for the past eight years and wraps it up into one overarching narrative and history of how East County got this way and what might happen next.If you haven't read it yet, you you should do it…
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  • UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week

    UrbanTurf Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    UrbanTurf Listings is a premium property listings service that showcases some of the most appealing for-sale homes from across the DC metropolitan area. Every week we will display the newest additions from the previous seven days. After the jump are this week's newest properties for sale. Keep reading »
  • This Week’s Find: A Bridge in Brookland

    UrbanTurf Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    The green Victorian is somewhere between a farmhouse and a home that you might find near Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Keep reading »
  • Good Wood Owners Collaborate with Developer on Blagden Alley Condos

    UrbanTurf Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Anna and Dan Kahoe are partnering on a condo project that will sit adjacent to their Blagden Alley carriage house. Keep reading »
  • ‘moveDC’ Transportation Plan Emphasizes Bikes and Buses

    Lark Turner
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    DC's $54 billion dollar transportation plan was unveiled on Tuesday. Keep reading »
  • Wednesday’s Must Reads

    Lark Turner
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    A move toward fewer bikes on DC sidewalks; the annual cost of using nothing but Uber in DC; and an ultra-luxe condo complex. Keep reading »
 
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