City Desk

The Needle: Price Floor Fisticuffs

Uberpriced: D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh and alternately beloved and reviled D.C. smartphone cab service Uber are sparring over an amendment proposed by Cheh that would both classify Uber as a sedan service and set its price minimum at the company's current $15, theoretically blocking Uber's attempt to introduce cheaper cars.

Uber and its fans aren't happy; predictably, there's already a Change.org petition. -3

Monument Mishaps: Post-earthquake repairs could keep the Washington Monument closed into 2014 and cost $15 million. The Needle has never been up the monument, and isn't sure if it's any fun. 0

"LIKE?": New New Republic owner and Facebook tycoon Chris Hughes has been "poking" the magazine's staff by ousting editor Richard Just and taking a close interest in its editorial direction. -2

They Slash Horses, Don't They?: A Centreville horse named Lucinda was stabbed sometime over the weekend. Bad enough, but Lucinda was also attacked in April...and a teenage suspect has been in custody since June. Is Fairfax County facing an epidemic of copycat horse attacks? -5

Tuesday's Needle rating: 37 Today's score: -10 Today's Needle rating: 27

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