Author Archive for Shani Hilton

District Line Daily: How Chuck Wound Us Up

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

The Needle: Paging Mayor Franks Edition

Paging Mayor Franks: Irritated by Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District, protesters met outside of his office with a list of other D.C. specific concerns they wished "Mayor" Franks would address. Rats, potholes, parking tickets and Metro were all fair game. Unfortunately for them, Franks and [...]

After Apology, Barry to Appear With Asian-American Groups

Nothing like a health scare to help change someone's mind. After suffering a blood clot in Las Vegas this week while traveling with a District delegation to a retail conference, former mayor-for-life Marion Barry tweeted that he's okay, and that he's been getting excellent care from Filipino hospital staff.
I also thank outstanding medical staff, incl. [...]

District Line Daily: Gore Pleads, Setting Firefighter Records On Fire

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Wednesday!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Now that Thomas Gore [...]

Fojol Bros. Apologize! Sort of!

Via their Facebook page, the owners of Fojol Bros. have put out a statement apologizing to folks who have been offended by the food truck vendors' costumes:
The fojol bros. apologize to those who have been offended. That was not, is not, and will never be our intent. Fojol is a celebration of food and community, [...]

The Needle: Get A Room Edition

Gore-a-rama: Thomas Gore, Mayor Vince Gray's money guy, pleaded guilty today to "illegally steering funds from Gray's mayoral campaign to fringe candidate Sulaimon Brown's campaign, then destroying the evidence of the crimes in order to stymy an FBI investigation." LL takes a few lessons away, including: Don't take notes when you're doing illegal shit, and definitely [...]

What Kind Of Cycling Is D.C. Good For?

Bicycling magazine has ranked D.C. number four on its list of best cities for cyclists, a nine-place leap for the city, which ranked at 13 last year:
There is no clearer evidence of the urban-cycling revolution sweeping the United States than in the nation’s capital, where ridership jumped 80 percent from 2007 to 2010. The District [...]

District Line Daily: Artomatic Reactions, How Bad is This News for Vince Gray?

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

Potomac Not That Endangered?

Maybe the most amusing part of this story about whether the American Rivers list of the "Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers" is actually meaningful is this quote in the Post:
“Any time you have a list, whether it’s the top 10 movies of the year, or the top 10 endangered rivers, there’s always some subjective judgment [...]

District Line Daily: D.C. Not The Issue In D.C. Abortion Ban Bill

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Monday! Let's do this.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: [...]

The Needle: Bipartisan Go-Go Appreciation Edition

Alabama Prison For HTJ: Looks like Harry Thomas Jr. got his wish: He's going to the fanciest federal prison in the system on June 20. The camp in Montgomery, Ala. has nightly movies, pool tables, and arts and crafts. The move is unusual since it's 693 miles away from D.C.—well outside the 500-mile radius most [...]

Capital Bikeshare Hits Two Million Rides

The system hit a pretty cool milestone yesterday, just ahead of Bike To Work Day:
It's official, we have crossed the 2 millon ride mark and there's no going back. Congrats to all of U for all your pedaling!
—Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) May 17, 2012
Meanwhile, organizers of today's event say 12,700 riders in the D.C. metro area [...]

District Line Daily: Making The Presidential Sandwich

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Friday! After last night's season finales of [...]

The Needle: Sho’ Ya Right Edition

Sho' Ya Right: The remembrances of the Godfather of Go-Go keep coming in. Even Mayor Vince Gray had a (previously scheduled) DJ set at WPFW where he talked about the Chuck Brown's impact on the city. Plus! We're collecting your pictures of you and Chuck for next week's issue. Send them to chuckphotos@washingtoncitypaper.com. +2

Who’s Testifying At Today’s Abortion Ban Hearing

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton released testimony in advance of this afternoon's hearing for a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in D.C. It's the testimony she would have given had she been permitted to testify—which she wasn't. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was particularly irritated, NBC4 reports:

"We have a member of Congress [...]

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