The Needle: Reader Representative
Watching the Post: The Post is replacing ombdusman Patrick Pexton—not with an ombudsman, but with a "reader representative." +/-0.
The New Standard: 14th Street NW bar Standard reopens tonight. +2
Checkered Past: DC Brau has teamed up with a ska band. +5
Sequester Sadness: Federal agencies in D.C. are already sending out furlough notices. -6
Thursday's Needle rating: 85 Today's score: +1 It's Friday: +1 Today's Needle rating: 87