Author Archive for Shani Hilton

Congressional Solution To Styrofoam Cups: Burn Them!

National Journal notes Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D) wants to dump the polystyrene cups (also known as "Styrofoam") that Republicans brought back when they took over the House in 2010. Moran has introduced a bill that would  Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) defends the use by noting that they've got a recycling program, of sorts. A regular [...]

District Line Daily: Margaritas on Tap, Anacostia Über Alles!

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Friday! You made it!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: [...]

The Needle: More Reflecting Edition

Kwame, Continued: While Kwame Brown resigned from his role as chairman of the D.C. Council yesterday due to a bank fraud charge, the fallout continued today with a new charge: one that's actually related to his campaign! "The charge filed today says Kwame allowed [his brother] Che to open a 'side account' and use that [...]

Kwame Brown Wound Up On Twitter About Go-Go

There's some grousing that Kwame Brown's most recent tweets are surprising, since they don't reference his criminal charges or resignation. Rather, he's still defending his statements about go-go and its detractors at Chuck Brown's funeral.
@IMGoph @mffisher it had nothing to do with Marion Barry's comments of the pastIt was not targeted to offend anyone.
— Kwame [...]

District Line Daily: Fully Unloaded, D.C.’s Most Valuable Restaurants

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Thursday! The dead-tree edition is hitting the [...]

The Needle: Farewell Kwame Edition

Farewell, Kwame: It seems like it was just yesterday when D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown said he had "no plans to resign." Oh wait, it was just yesterday! And yet, the councilmember concluded the afternoon with a private meeting with his colleagues in which he apologized and yes, said he'd resign. What for? According to [...]

Where Bloomberg’s Sugary Soda Ban Falls Apart

NYT food guru Mark Bittman makes a good point about Mayor Mike Bloomberg's plan to ban large sodas in some New York City venues. Soda isn't food:
What, exactly, is food? My dictionary calls it “any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth.” That doesn’t [...]

How To Spot A Meth Lab: Look For An Explosion!

The Post's Maggie Fazeli Fard offers up helpful tips for how to spot a meth lab (and what to do if you find yourself inside one). It starts off with a delightfully understated note: "The usual giveaway is a fire or explosion caused by the manufacturing process."
Other tips include:
— Unusually large amounts of cold medicine that [...]

District Line Daily: Brown Has No Plans To Resign

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Wednesday! And a good day to be [...]

The Needle: Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It Edition

Ticket Distribution To Remain Confusing: Poor Jack Evans. All the Ward 2 councilmember wants is for the D.C. Council and the mayor to stop fighting over who gets tickets to which sporting events. At least, that's what he claimed yesterday, when he proposed a budget amendment that would create a distribution hierarchy. Then he decided [...]

Whitman Walker Health Helping Trans D.C. Residents Get the Right IDs

MetroWeekly notes that the Whitman-Walker health center—a health care clinic with a focus on HIV and LGBT patients—will be hosting a bimonthly legal clinic to assist transgender residents with the legal side of transitioning:
The ''Name and Gender Clinic'' will be held every other month – following initial June and July – and will allow clients [...]

Coming Soon to Rock Creek Park: Dead Deer

A few months ago, we noted that the National Park Service was reviewing options for reducing the white-tailed deer population in Rock Creek Park. Between 2007 and 2009, park rangers counted 60-80 deer per square mile of the park—compare that to the 1960s, when staff spotted deer only four times.
White-tailed deer love "edge habitat," Rock [...]

District Line Daily: A Committee For McDuffie?

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Tuesday!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Mayor Vince Gray [...]

District Line Daily: Mike Isabella’s Non-Mexican Mexican Food, Chuck Brown Memorial Set

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Here Are Your New Speed Cameras

MPD has released the list of new speed cameras that have hit the District. Starting May 7, you may have gotten a warning in the mail. Starting June 7, the "educational phase" will be over and those warnings will turn into tickets. Where are the cameras? List after the jump.

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