Archive for March, 2014

The Needle: The Kind of Windy But Not That Windy City

 
Wind Tunnel Vision: It's been a windy winter in the District. Does that mean wind is on the up and it's going to be an even windier winter next year? Nope! Capital Weather Gang published a wind guide, saying that long-term trends indicate that wind speeds have actually slightly decreased in the D.C. area since the [...]

What Happened to That Snowy Owl That Got Hit by a Bus in D.C.?

The snowy owl that caused D.C. residents to play hookey from work  just to catch a glimpse of it—only to reportedly get struck by a bus a few days later—is now at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota for treatment.

“A rehabilitation center on the East coast who had been caring for the owl reached [...]

District Line Daily: And Then There Were Two

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Two new mayoral polls released Tuesday show incumbent Vince Gray and Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel [...]

FBI Releases Footage of Missing Relisha Rudd and Kahlil Tatum

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released new footage earlier this evening showing missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd walking down a hotel hallway with the man police suspect she is with, Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the city homeless shelter where the girl was living. The footage was taken on Feb. 26—the day Relisha was reportedly last seen—in [...]

The Needle: The Poultry Project

Chicken VooDoo: Police believe the carcasses of eight chickens and roosters found with their throats cut on an isolated path in Rock Creek Park could be part of a ritualistic killing. -4
Game On: Two new mayoral polls show that the race is neck-and-neck and, at the very least, we will have an exciting week leading [...]

Photo: Today’s Weather

14th and I Streets NW, March 25

Why Do People Always Fall While Chasing the Thief Who Stole Their Phones?

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released a video yesterday showing a man snatching a cell phone from a woman at the Capitol South Metro station on Saturday. The woman subsequently chases after the man, falls, and then continues to chase him before the video cuts out. Police say the suspect was ultimately arrested outside the [...]

District Line Daily: Where’s Relisha?

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The search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd continues as police released new photos Monday of the [...]

Yes, Dan Snyder’s Latest Maneuver Is a Shameless PR Stunt. But Why Not Let Him Give Away Some Money?

Tomorrow, the Washington Pigskins will announce that they're forming a new organization called the Original Americans Foundation. In a letter to fans, team owner Dan Snyder says he's realized, in the course of his PR-driven visits to friendly Native American tribes around the nation, that things have not been going so well for most Native Americans, mostly [...]

The Needle: March Snow Showers

Snow-Make-It-Stop-Alypse: Here's your weekly forecast to decrease your quality of life in D.C: Get ready for some low-impact snow in the area tomorrow, followed by strong winds Wednesday. -3
Rich Market: A new study shows that a minimum wage worker would have to work 137 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom, fair market rental in [...]

Meet the People Who Piss in My Alley on the Way to ShamrockFest

Ah, ShamrockFest, where legions of young people celebrate the full sweep and majesty of Irish culture by getting drunk in a parking lot. Every year, they come in droves to RFK Stadium, presumably leaving large swaths of Northern Virginia unoccupied. And a significant portion must spend the morning pregaming, for when they exit the Stadium-Armory [...]

District Line Daily: Get Out the [Early] Vote

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All 13 early voting centers opened in the District on Saturday. They'll be open every [...]

The Needle: Neighborhood Joe’s

Open for Business: The Trader Joe's on 14th Street NW finally opened today and it has murals of U Street NW landmarks throughout, which the Washington Post calls "pretty funny." Some of them even feature hipsters. +3
Beersides Falafal: What's better than falafel? Falafel and beer! Amsterdam Falafelshop is opening on 14th Street NW this weekend [...]

Anita Bonds Wants End to New Bike Lanes on “Narrow” Streets

At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds reportedly called for a moratorium on new bike lanes last night—a policy that would be a major blow to the growing population of cycling denizens in D.C. And that's true, but only to a point, says her spokesman.
At a Ward 3 forum for the Democratic at-large councilmember candidates, the incumbent said she opposed [...]

District Line Daily: Gray and Bowser, Neck and Neck

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Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is tied with Mayor Vince Gray with 27 percent of the [...]

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