City Desk

The Needle: Metro Double Downs


Double Down: Metro defended a current ad campaign that has been accused of sexism. One of the ads featured a woman asking to just talk about shoes. Metro's explanation? The ads “contrast dense facts with light responses from both men and women on both sides of the conversation.” -3

Fact Check: Mayoral hopeful Reta Lewis, who has endorsed a $12.50 an hour minimum, advertised a job listing for canvassers for $8 an hour, which is 25 cents below D.C. minimum's wage. Her campaign later said that was an accident and the job pays $8.50 an hour. -3

Repeal Zeal: It's Repeal Day, which means the District is celebrating the obliteration of prohibition with some drink deals around the city. +2

District of Biking?: A new report found D.C. commuters are ditching their cars faster than any other American city except New York. +4

Yesterday's Needle rating: 65 Today's score: 0 Needle rating: 65

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