Author Archive for Will Sommer

District Line Daily: All of the Lights

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Which traffic lights in the region drive you crazy? Local motorists weigh in.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Two [...]

District Line Daily: Governor Good Times

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The family of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been living large, according to the Post, spending [...]

District Line Daily: Post-Examiner

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The Washington Examiner as we know it is ends today.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Metro operators run five [...]

District Line Daily: Return of the Docs

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Today's Washington City Paper isn't afraid of the derecho! It's out today, and has a cover [...]

District Line Daily: Beating on Metropolitan Branch Trail

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A cyclist was beaten on the Metropolitan Branch Trail yesterday afternoon, but it's not clear why [...]

District Line Daily: Who’s Next for Ron Machen?

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Ex-Councilmember Michael Brown's guilty plea to a bribery charge yesterday brings to a close an FBI [...]

District Line Daily: Brown Out

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Former Councilmember Michael Brown's political career comes down to this afternoon, when he's set to plead [...]

District Line Daily: The Gay Issue

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The ultimate accessory at this weekend's Capital Pride? A copy of Washington City Paper's Gay Issue, [...]

District Line Daily: Good News for Gio Gonzalez

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Major League Baseball may be about to suspend players like Alex Rodriguez over connections to a [...]

District Line Daily: Shooting in Adams Morgan

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A cab driver was shot and killed this morning in Adams Morgan, with the suspects shooting [...]

District Line Daily: D.C.’s Most Dangerous Intersections

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If you're driving through Washington, you might want to avoid New York Ave. and Florida Ave. [...]

The Needle: Catnapped No More

Meow: The cat stolen from a D.C. animal shelter over the weekend has been found alive by D.C. police. +1
Closing Time: What a time we've had, City Desk, but now it's time for me to go. Your next blogger will be picked soon. It could be you. +1

Taxi Fares Go Up Today, Sort Of

Starting today, the minimum price of a D.C. cab ride goes up from $3 to $3.25. But there's a catch.
In order to charge the additional 25 cents, drivers need to get the long-awaited credit card machines installed in their cabs. The drivers have until August 31 to get the machines. From now until the end [...]

District Line Daily: Plane Crashes Into Apartment

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Residents of a Herndon apartment building woke up to a crashed plane in their building early [...]

The Needle: Ambulance Shutdown

Broken Down: A D.C. ambulance carrying a man shot by police shut down yesterday, thanks to a device meant to keep the ambulance within environmental standards. -3
Touchdown: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee's thank-you notes to fans who bought gifts from their registry make the best of an awkward situation. +1

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