City Desk

The Needle: Ethics Edition

The People's Pentagon of Heat?: Kriston Capps takes a look at the architectural details behind the Occupy D.C. structure that was taken down by Park Police last night, and notes: "Given Washington’s Indian summer weather, a standing protest has been possible even into December. With winter looming, though, protesters appear to be looking to solutions to stay safe in severe cold." -1

Traffic In Anacostia May Not Be A Bad Thing: Although it seems odd to start a road project just as winter is about to hit, some improvements are coming to Anacostia roads over the next four months: "DDOT says the project will include new crosswalks, wheelchair ramps, sidewalks and curbs. The roadway surface also will be repaved."  +3

Ethics? What Ethics!: The D.C. Council approved an ethics bill on the same day that it said it could do little more than raise concerns with embattled Ward 5 councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. over the Friday raid of his home. “We're limited in what we can do,” said councilmember David Catania. “Those of us have called for his resignation still do and others may join him, but we cannot make him leave.”  -2

Crash in Trinidad: Nine people were hospitalized after an accident involving a Metrobus, a trash truck, and an SUV on Florida and 13th streets NE. This is a pretty big accident for Metrobus, which sees about six crashes every day. -4

Friday's Needle rating: 63 Today's score: -4 Today's Needle rating: 59

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