Author Archive for Aaron Wiener

D.C.’s Infant Mortality Rate: An “International Embarrassment”?

High infant mortality affects cities across the country, not just D.C.

Widespread Outages Force White House and Metro Stations Onto Backup Power

Update: spokeswoman for the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency says there was "some sort of explosion."

The 30 States Andy Harris Should Micromanage Before D.C.

D.C. ranks just 31st in financial reliance on the feds.

Living the Dream: This Nonprofit Helps College Become Reality for Undocumented Immigrants

Sadhana Singh was sure that college was out of the question.

Downtown Area Without Water This Morning Due to Main Issue

Reported outages extended at least 11 blocks from east to west.

Joe Biden: D.C. “Should Be a State”

Biden leaned in close to Eleanor Holmes Norton, close enough for a peck on the cheek, and said, "You should be a state."

Man Pulls Toy Gun on Cops Inside Police Station

He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

No, D.C. Services Won’t Shut Down If Congress Can’t Reach a Deal

We can enjoy the food and drink shutdown specials regardless.

A Drunkard Stole My Kale, Then Apologized With a Gift Card

About two weeks ago, my Tuscan kale plant disappeared. More precisely, the upper two-thirds of it did. My girlfriend and I, who have tried our hand at gardening this year in the small patch of dirt in our front yard, discovered the formerly two-foot-high plant reduced to a ragged stump, the portion with all the [...]

Don’t Freak Out When Terrorists Attack D.C. This Weekend

D.C. first responders will simulate two attacks.

Did an FBI Raid Lead to a Rise in Home Health-Care Complaints?

Several dozen recipients of home health-care in the District saw a drop-off.

16th Street Heights Corner Store Owner Killed in Robbery

The owner of a 16th Street Heights corner store has died after being beaten in a July 4 robbery at the store, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
James Oh, the owner of the Gold Corner Grocery & Deli at 5501 Colorado Ave. NW, and his wife Soonai Oh were both assaulted during the Friday robbery. James [...]

D.C. Among Four U.S. Cities in Contention for 2024 Olympics

Like it or not, D.C.'s odds of hosting the 2024 Olympics just got better.
The District is one of four cities under consideration by the U.S. Olympic Committee for a nomination to host the 2024 games, the committee announced today. The other three are Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
“Boston, LA, San Francisco and Washington have [...]

One of D.C.’s Best Corner Stores Is in Chevy Chase. Why Don’t Its Residents Support More of Them?

In the back of the Broad Branch Market, tucked behind the bulk dispensers of golden flax seeds (sold out), loose teas (10 varieties, amply stocked), organic muesli (nearly exhausted), and maple almond granola (plentiful), a store employee swirls, sniffs, and swills a plastic cup of sauvignon blanc. She takes notes as the wine distributor standing [...]

Police Responding to Report of Man on Fire on National Mall

The Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police, and Metro Transit Police are responding to a report of a man on fire on the National Mall. The incident occurred at 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW.
Update, Oct. 5, 4:08 p.m.: The man died of his injuries at Washington Hospital Center, and he is still being identified, [...]