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  • Police: D.C. teacher's aide found naked in car with student, charged with sexual abuse

    Washington, DC News
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    A 27-year-old teacher's aide at a D.C. high school was arrested Tuesday night in Northeast Washington after police said she was found naked in a parked car with a student, according to police. Carla Norde, of Southwest, was charged with sexual abuse and faced a hearing in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday.
  • ICYMI: EPA Rules and OPEC

    Roll Call: Daily News
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    A holiday must be around the corner. As if the smell of homemade pumpkin bread and pie wasn't enough indication, the administration Wednesday announced a new and much anticipated regulation on ozone emissions. Such announcements have become customary before holiday breaks.
  • Obama pokes immigration critics with annual turkey pardon

    TheHill - Top News
    Ben Kamisar
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The president joked he was giving the two birds "amnesty" during the annual tradition.
  • The Needle: Turkey Dance

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Happy Thanksgiving!: Have a great Thanksgiving, D.C.! May everyone have safe travels and peaceful family time. See you on Monday! +7  A Very Barry Celebration: Three days of memorial services and celebrations have been planned for Marion Barry. +3 D.C. Stands With Ferguson: Thousands of people rallied in support of Michael Brown Tuesday night in D.C. +2 Black Nom Day: Black Friday deals extend to D.C. food this year. If you don't want to shop for inedible goods this Friday, check out these Black Friday restaurant deals. +1 Yesterday's Needle rating: 69  Thanksgiving Bonus:…
  • X marks the spot on Elon Musk's 'autonomous spaceport drone ship'

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Drew Hansen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Elon Musk's Twitter feed can really be something to behold. This week, the SpaceX CEO tweeted out an aerial photo of an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" that will be used as a landing pad for the company's reusable rockets. NASA has relied on disposable launch systems for much of its history, with external tanks falling into the ocean during space shuttle liftoffs never to be used again. As space operations have shifted to industry, companies like SpaceX are researching ways to cut down expenses…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Police: D.C. teacher's aide found naked in car with student, charged with sexual abuse

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    A 27-year-old teacher's aide at a D.C. high school was arrested Tuesday night in Northeast Washington after police said she was found naked in a parked car with a student, according to police. Carla Norde, of Southwest, was charged with sexual abuse and faced a hearing in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday.
  • Details on suspects in GW University assault released

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    D.C. police on Tuesday provided additional details about suspects being sought in a sexual assault early Saturday against a George Washington University student near the Foggy Bottom campus. The attack on the 21-year-old student occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of I Street NW, just west of the campus in Northwest Washington.
  • TheDC Photodesk: Protesters Swarm Supreme Court Steps During Michael Brown Protest [VIDEO]

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    As Ferguson, Missouri burned after the decision by a grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, students from the historically black college Howard University, accompanied by other protesters, marched through Washington, D.C. to express their anger over the verdict. The crowd, numbering in the hundreds, massed outside of the White House under the watchful eye of police and Secret Service officers.
  • Youth shot in Southeast Washington; injuries not believed to be life threatening

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    A child was shot and wounded Tuesday in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to a D.C. police spokesman. The incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Call Place SE, south of East Capitol Street.
  • Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Affordable housing condo buyer Marilyn Phillips says she had to jump many hoops before purchasing her unit in D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood. In Washington, D.C., a city with one of the highest costs of living in the nation, low-income residents are having trouble buying affordable housing - not because of a lack of it, but because of all the red tape.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • ICYMI: EPA Rules and OPEC

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    A holiday must be around the corner. As if the smell of homemade pumpkin bread and pie wasn't enough indication, the administration Wednesday announced a new and much anticipated regulation on ozone emissions. Such announcements have become customary before holiday breaks.
  • Marion Barry to Be Memorialized With Citywide Procession, Public Viewing

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    The District of Columbia plans to bid farewell to its "mayor for life" over the course of three days, with a procession through all eight wards of the city and a massive celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • Too Cool? Boehner's Thanksgiving Technique Falls Short of USDA Recommendation

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Speaker John A. Boehner has helpfully shared his favorite recipe for Thanksgiving turkey brine. Interestingly, the Ohio Republican says in his YouTube video that he cooks his "bird to about 160, max."
  • Thanksgiving Shouldn't Be About Wal-Mart, Says Florida Congressman

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Ah, Thanksgiving: football, parades, turkey and stuffing, Rep. Alan Grayson going after Wal-Mart.
  • Smoking Rate Declines But Some Groups are Prone to Continue Puffing

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reports that the level of adults smoking cigarettes is at the lowest level since record keeping began in 1965. The CDC has been surveying regular declines in smoking rates and the agency's current survey notes a decline in cigarette smoking from 20.0 percent of the population in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013. The CDC survey also highlights some population groups that are still particularly prone to smoking, including males, Southerners, American Indians/Alaska Natives, people with disabilities and those who are lesbian/gay/bisexual.
 
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    City Desk

  • The Needle: Turkey Dance

    Perry Stein
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Happy Thanksgiving!: Have a great Thanksgiving, D.C.! May everyone have safe travels and peaceful family time. See you on Monday! +7  A Very Barry Celebration: Three days of memorial services and celebrations have been planned for Marion Barry. +3 D.C. Stands With Ferguson: Thousands of people rallied in support of Michael Brown Tuesday night in D.C. +2 Black Nom Day: Black Friday deals extend to D.C. food this year. If you don't want to shop for inedible goods this Friday, check out these Black Friday restaurant deals. +1 Yesterday's Needle rating: 69  Thanksgiving Bonus:…
  • Chatter: People Who Need People

    Jenny Rogers
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    What you said about what we said last week In a special issue that featured commentary on politics, policy, gentrification, and the arts, one topic generated the most controversy: dinner reservations. Yes, the refusal of Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman to take reservations at the magma-hot restaurant is still, a full year after opening, vexing readers and even one of Silverman’s fellow People Issue subjects, Bread Furst’s Mark Furstenberg. In his Q&A with Jessica Sidman, Furstenberg smacked Silverman and Johnny Monis, chef at Komi and Little Serow, for not taking reservations.
  • Buy D.C.: Old Town

    Kaarin Vembar
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:36 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. Scarf Face Make a simple outfit pop with this 100 percent silk scarf from Indus Imports, which sells beautiful, fairly traded products imported from India. Silk Scarf, $50. Indus Imports. 1213 King St., Alexandria. (703) 349-1115 District Diary This handmade, letterpress printed notebook can serve as a depository for your musings on our official bird, the wood thrush. D.C. Notebook, $15. Old City Press & Co.
  • The Murder Capital, Remembered

    Ruben Castaneda
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    FBI agent John David Kuchta and his wife Leni marveled at the shiny new apartment buildings, condos, offices, and restaurants as they strolled through the NoMa neighborhood last Thursday night with their daughter, Alexandra, 18. Twenty years ago, Kuchta wouldn't have allowed Leni, an attorney, to go by herself to NoMa or dozens of other D.C. neighborhoods which had become drug crew combat zones. Now the Kuchtas were amazed at the transformation. The agent recalled the family stroll the following day, when he spoke at a memorial service for the victims of one of the most notorious criminal…
  • District Line Daily: Marion Barry Jr., 1936-2014

    Perry Stein
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 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. Our double coverage package this week features Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry and his complicated legacy in the District. Check out City Paper photographer Darrow Montgomery's incredible archive of Barry photos andread essays on the city's most recognizable political figure from past writers,  our current editor,…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • X marks the spot on Elon Musk's 'autonomous spaceport drone ship'

    Drew Hansen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Elon Musk's Twitter feed can really be something to behold. This week, the SpaceX CEO tweeted out an aerial photo of an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" that will be used as a landing pad for the company's reusable rockets. NASA has relied on disposable launch systems for much of its history, with external tanks falling into the ocean during space shuttle liftoffs never to be used again. As space operations have shifted to industry, companies like SpaceX are researching ways to cut down expenses…
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets emergency stent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Tina Reed
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted in her heart Wednesday morning at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. USA Today reported Ginsburg, 81, underwent the surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery and was resting comfortably at the hospital Wednesday morning. The hospital center is also the site where Ginsburg received care for colon cancer in 1999. The hospital center's MedStar heart institute affiliated with Cleveland Clinic in 2013. Last week, one of…
  • Post-election, Ken Ulman vows to continue to play a role in Maryland's 'innovation economy'

    Rick Seltzer
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    The empty boxes sit stacked in the Howard County executive's office, ready to be packed. County Executive Ken Ulman, 40, is preparing to move out when his two terms end at the beginning of next week. It's a time of transition for Ulman, who three weeks ago was campaigning in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to become Maryland's next lieutenant governor under Anthony Brown. Ulman set aside time earlier this week to answer questions for one of the first times since Republican Larry Hogan defeated Democrat…
  • Sixth and H Bar and Grill, Big Bear's bigger patio, beer at Pizza Parts & Service all coming soon

    Rebecca Cooper
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Some new restaurant news but more existing restaurant updates in this edition of the restaurant roundup: Sixth and H Bar and Grill: A new restaurant on H Street NE called Sixth and H Bar and Grill plans to open at 523 H St. NE in December, according to a liquor license application filed with the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The restaurant will be the latest offering on the western end of H Street NE, which stands to see quite a bit of development in the coming months. Sixth and H will…
  • Massive Mastro's steakhouse, Embassy Row overhaul lead permits

    Michael Neibauer
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Welcome to this Thanksgiving Eve edition of permits. We lead it, with steak. Enjoy the holiday, and we'll see you next week. 600 13th St. NW: Interior renovation and demolition of 14,055 square feet on the ground floor, concourse level and first parking level of this Hines Interests LP office building for a new restaurant, Mastro's. The West Coast steakhouse will fill the vacant space left by former occupant M&S Grill. The restaurant will have a total occupancy of 517 and well over 400 seats. 2015…
 
 
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    The Fix

  • Black Friday is America’s premier gun-buying day

    Philip Bump
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    There is probably a place, somewhere in the country, where people are already camped out in front of a Cabela's, waiting for Friday at 6 a.m. so that they can go in and get a discount on a new firearm. Of the 10 days on which the FBI has conducted the most background checks since December […]
  • What we talk about when we talk about talking about politics at Thanksgiving

    Jaime Fuller
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    There is a set script to Thanksgiving, part of the reason the holiday feels so comforting. We eat stuffing and complain about the traffic. We see family we haven't seen since the last time we ate stuffing. Someone brings up politics and is either met with a fight or shushes or a mixed chorus of […]
  • How to be hyperpartisan this Thanksgiving: Eat what the presidents ate

    Philip Bump
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    A tweet from the National Archives caught our attention this morning, showing a marked-up version of the 1977 White House Thanksgiving menu. "Jimmy," it notes, referring to President Carter, "doesn't especially like green peas." Comments on proposed #Thanksgiving #menu: "Jimmy doesn't especially like green peas" @JimmyCarterNHS1 @CarterLibrary pic.twitter.com/SZoBYopFHJ — US National Archives (@USNatArchives) November 26, […]
  • Watch John Oliver, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert celebrate the Thanksgiving turkey pardon

    Jaime Fuller
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Happy almost Thanksgiving! If you follow the rules, Wednesday won't involve talking about politics at all (good luck with that!), but if you need to get it out of your system, here are some comedy show segments on the White House turkey pardon. John Oliver is the latest addition to the canon -- he released […]
  • What John Boehner’s brine recipe really needs is more dirt pudding

    Jaime Fuller
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The award for most exciting Thanksgiving news dump of the year goes to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). He delivered. It sounds like a great brine recipe! Despite Boehner's professed years of tinkering with it, we think the formula could be improved. For one thing, it's not Ohio enough. Maple syrup is unquestionably a nectar, if not the […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Obama's war Cabinet problem

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    President Obama is going to have great difficulty recruiting the best people to serve in his Cabinet on matters of national security because a) most of the best qualified people in the national security field disagree with many current policies and...
  • Europe should focus on spurring European tech growth

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    The European Parliament is expected to vote on Thursday on whether Google should be required to spin off its search engine. But that vote — and any subsequent legal action by the European Commission against Google — misses the real questions: Why...
  • What Republicans in Congress can learn from Harry Potter

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    At the beginning of the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry is living life as an ordinary boy tormented by an uncaring aunt, uncle and cousin. Then he is visited by a giant named Hagrid who informs him he is a wizard. Harry refuses to...
  • Barking up the wrong tree with the student debt crisis

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    For years, politicians across the spectrum have decried rising debt levels among college students. And it's true: A new report from the Institute for College Access and Success finds that more students are relying on loans to pay for college, and...
  • A response to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities dashboard

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As researchers committed to providing robust, data-driven analyses that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can use to better serve their students, we appreciate the thoughtful use of well-contextualized data and rigorous evidence...
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    News

  • Sharpton meets with families of black men killed by cops

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
     Rev. Al Sharpton invited the parents of Michael Brown as well as the families of two unarmed black men recently killed by police in New York City to meet with him Wednesday in Harlem, New York. "On this Thanksgiving eve, this is a very...
  • Video released of cop shooting 12-year-old

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
     Cleveland officials on Wednesday released surveillance video showing the Saturday shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who police thought was brandishing a weapon. He died in a hospital Sunday from a gunshot wound.The edited video shows a...
  • For second night, Ferguson fallout grows

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    The center of protests shifted somewhat away from Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to marches in cities across the country.A day after the grand jury decided not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black...
  • Holder 'disappointed' by violence

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said he was "disappointed" in the backlash that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown."It is clear, I think, that acts of...
  • Obama fires back at hecklers: 'Get the facts'

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    President Obama shot back at hecklers Tuesday who interrupted his speech in Chicago, insisting they "get the facts."Back in his hometown, Obama pitched his sweeping executive actions on immigraton to a pre-dominantly Polish-American crowd.Midway...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • NEW Indoor Play Area for Washington, DC Kids in Silver Spring: Pop Up PlayZone

    Jessica McFadden
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Pop Up PlayZone Inflatables – Special Events – Edutainment – Games – Music Grand Opening this Weekend Saturday November 22 at 9am Andy’s Parties and the former Great Kids Village play spaces saved my family on many a cold winter weekend. Thanks to their amazing indoor offerings, my jumping-off-the-walls kids have played, bounced, made crafts, […]
  • Win Tickets to ICE! 2014 at Gaylord National Harbor: GIVEAWAY + Twitter Party Prize

    Jessica McFadden
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    ICE! 2014 featuring Frosty the Snowman at Gaylord National Harbor  November 14-16, 2014 and November 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015 $3 off promotion code for all A Parent in Silver Spring Readers: FROSTYFUN2014 (valid on non-peak dates)  One family will win 4 tickets here on A Parent in Silver Spring.  Another family will win 4 tickets […]
  • Free Family Event Saturday November 15: Reimagining the Holidays Downtown Silver Spring

    Jessica McFadden
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Mark your calendars for Reimagining the Holidays on Saturday November 15 on Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. View the unveiling of “Silver Symphony.” Silver Symphony is a public art installation 35-foot interactive musical “please touch” tree. And the unveiling is just one aspect of an entertainment-packed, holiday party evening!  This Year’s Important Theme: Music Education in […]
  • DC Family Getaway: Lansdowne Resort

    Jessica McFadden
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    For a fabulous family vacation without a long drive or expensive airfare, Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg was perfection. This surprisingly affordable and simultaneously luxurious getaway was just what my family and I needed to relax and reconnect. We arrived on a Friday evening after school and work, and upon pulling into the beautiful grounds we felt […]
  • PEP No-Drama Discipline Parent Talks

    Jessica McFadden
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Each year, the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) invites national experts to come to the Washington community and speak to parents. On November 13th and 14th, 2014, PEP will host Tine Payne Bryson, Ph.D., to speak about parenting and her new book, No-Drama Discipline. Using humor and compassion and focusing on situations parents face every day, […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    How many votes did these Logan Circle ANC candidates win by? SALM. Marion Barry treated the poor as equals, writes Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. Occam’s Razor writes: Within months I will be leaving the Washington DC region. I came in with Barry and in some sense I am leaving with Barry. He’s been a constant presence my whole time here. I’m going to miss this authentic but flawed man. In truth, he was no more flawed than any of us. The Brooklyn Bridge travels to Hyattsville to get building materials at Community Forklift, a non-profit that salvages discards. Post, local…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The passing of former Mayor Marion Barry attracted more interest and comment in the local blogosphere than the recent GOP victory in Congress. That says something about his impact. Congress Heights on the Rise writes that Marion Barry “was indisputably one of the greatest community and civil rights advocates of all time! His legacy has touched each and every one our lives.” Sprite Writes: Say what you will about him (and people will say plenty in the coming days), I really believe Barry cared about his constituents — and they about him. Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A surprising turn of events: Unlikely that Congress will block DC marijuana legalization. Vox Populi. Lemon Gloria writes about how women should be in charge of their own bodies. Hidden vegan food gems in the DC area. DC Vegan. Forbes says Washington is fifth-smartest metro area. Capital Comment. A pop-up gets ANC approval. SALM.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is unique: The story of DC’s hero Fire Dept.’s horse. American History Blog. In memory of a friend who succumbed following a bicycle accident, advice for everyone who uses the road. Random Duck. A roommate situation, a conversation on a speakerphone and cooking. Laura Donovan. Getting a new iPhone 6 was a chore. Jason’s View from DC. Housing in Logan Circle reaches a new price point. Open House.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The day I became a soccer fan. Greatest Escapist. Congress Heights on the Rise writes: For some reason when west of the river gets another luxury condo, organic grocery store, or movie theater it is just accepted for it is – prosperity. But let the 150,000+ residents east of the river DC get one 15-seat cafe and the sky is falling, gentrification has arrived! Hitherto, in Ireland, captures its surreal beauty. Steak and fries at Medium Rare. A review. DC Outlook. Comparing Vancouver to DC. Rebuilding Place.
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Watch Live: Presidential Turkey Pardon

    Damon Marx
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    The annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition is finally upon us. In the tradition’s 25th year, President Barack Obama will pardon two lucky turkeys, named Mac and Cheese, in the Rose Garden this afternoon. Happy Thanksgiving from FishbowlDC! Watch live at 2:15 PM/ET via PBS NewsHour. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • FOX and CNN’s Ratings Surge Covering Ferguson

    Damon Marx
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Fox News and CNN are certainly benefiting from their coverage of events in Ferguson, MO this week. On Monday, the two news networks enjoyed the highest ratings among cable television coverage, with FNC having the edge in primetime (8-11pmET) total viewers (5,563,000) while CNN took the younger demo (2,627,000). TVNewser has the full ratings scoreboard from Monday night. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • PR News Names This Year’s Top Women in the Biz

    Brianna Ehley
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    PR News Online just released the first-ever list of women named to its new Top Women in PR Awards program–and most of the names won’t surprise you. Women who made the cut for this inaugural awards program span across all areas of the industry—from representing major media networks like CNN, to behemoth contracting firms like Lockheed Martin, as well as running smaller PR shops with big-name clients. “Women have long been at the forefront of public relations, creating communications strategies for brands, nonprofits and government agencies—managing crises, developing…
  • CNN’s Moody On The Border With King and Bachmann

    Damon Marx
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    In some non-Ferguson related news… CNN’s Chris Moody spent time with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman Steve King last week at the US-Mexico border. Chris discussed President Obama’s new executive order on immigration with the two staunchly opposed representatives. King and Bachmann, whose districts are 1,000 miles from the border, have been adamant in their opposition to the President’s move, believing that it will encourage further illegal immigration. In July, the two visited a spot outside of Roma, Texas that overlooked the Rio Grande, where…
  • Public Memorial Service Planned for DC’s Mayor-For-Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

    Brianna Ehley
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Mourners of the late Marion Barry, Jr., DC’s four-term mayor who passed away on Sunday, can pay their respects next Saturday, Dec. 6, during a public memorial service at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. According to The Washington Post,there will be a series of memorial events next week for Barry leading up to the Saturday service. The late former mayor and council member will lie in repose at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, Dec. 4. On Friday, there will be a prayer service at Temple of Praise church, then the events will conclude on Saturday with the memorial…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Ward 5 Holiday Party 12/11 at Gallaudet University

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
  • Union Market Opens Monday 11/24 to Help You Prep for Thanksgiving

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Union Market is usually closed on Mondays, but not this week. They added special Monday hours (11am-2pm) for those last minute Thanksgiving preppers. Please note that some vendors may not be operating during the special hours.For those of you who like to get things out of the way early, you can actually purchase a Christmas Tree From Nall's Produce starting this coming weekend (Saturday, November 29th) through Sunday, December 14th.Other notes on holiday hours and events:Harvey’s Market will open on Thanksgiving Day from 11am-2pm.Bidwell will open all day on Thanksgiving from 12pm-8pm…
  • Touché Supper Club Opens Tonight

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Touché Supper Club (1123 H Street) opens its doors to the public tonight. No cover all night. The website says to dress to impress for the Friday and Saturday night dance parties, with no hats or sneakers after 11pm. Other nights business casual is just fine. Touché has their full menu up on the website, which describes the business as follows:Touché is DC’s newest entertainment platform for up and coming, seasoned and legendary artist. Our menu features a fusion of Southern French Cuisine specialties and avant-garde spirits and drinks for the most discriminating…
  • Copycat Co Opens Tomorrow

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Copycat Co (1110 H Street) opens its doors to the public tomorrow night. They have not provided a time, but last night's soft-opening started at 8pm. Copycat comes to us via Barmini alum Devin Gong. It'll be classic cocktails upstairs and Asian street food (bao, dumplings and skewers) downstairs. Good luck finding a spot. According to Eater they have 23 seats upstairs and 12 seats downstairs. For reference, Toki Underground (2nd floor of 1234 H Street) has 23 seats. Unlike at many H Street spots, both the kitchen and the bar will stay open until the wee hours (2am weeknights and 3am…
  • Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fantastic Voyage Edition

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.  Thursday, November 20Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8. Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.First Event -- Hothouse…
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    just up the pike

  • montgomery county gets its first cycletrack, and silver spring gets lots of sharrows

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Montgomery County took a big step towards better bicycling this fall with a new cycletrack in White Flint and sharrows, or shared bike lane markings, on several neighborhood streets in Silver Spring. The Woodglen Drive cycletrack won't open until next week, but cyclists are already taking notice. The new Woodglen Drive cycletrack. All photos by the author unless noted.The Montgomery County Department of Transportation began planning for the Woodglen cycletrack last summer. By narrowing the three vehicle lanes and removing parking on one side, engineers were able to add the two-way bike lane…
  • making room for transit can make better streets for everyone

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Many proposed transit projects in our region, from streetcars to bus rapid transit and the Purple Line, involve vehicles running in the street. Giving transit a place on our busy streets can be a hard sell, especially when it means displacing cars. But a recent trip to Minneapolis shows how it can create better places for everyone, including drivers. The new Green Line runs through the University of Minnesota. Photo by Michael Hicks on Flickr.Minneapolis finds a compromise on the Green LineWhile presenting at Rail~Volution last month in Minneapolis, I had a chance to ride the Green Line, a…
  • if there's one person you should vote for this year, it's jill ortman-fouse

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    I started getting involved in Montgomery County school issues about a year and a half ago, and through that I got to know Jill Ortman-Fouse, who's one of the hardest-working people I have the privilege to know. She's been a tireless advocate for Montgomery County schools, not just for her own children, but for the thousands of kids and families who don't get a voice in school matters. Montgomery County is one of the richest counties in the United States, but we also have growing poverty, and more students on free and reduced lunch than the DC Public Schools have students. MCPS is becoming…
  • 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…
 
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