Posts Tagged ‘cherry blossom festival’

District Line Daily: Lessons From the Death of Michael Kingsbury

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The Metropolitan Police Department has changed some of its search procedures following its failed search last July for [...]

Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom Between April 8 and 12

With slush on the ground and temperatures well below freezing today, it's only natural to speculate about spring. And judging by when the National Park Service expects the cherry blossoms to hit peak bloom this year, springs arrival is not so imminent.
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Park Service, announced today at [...]

Photos: Cherry Blossom Parade

Slideshow.  Along Constitution Ave., NW.  April 14th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Time To Get Excited About Next March

The Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate its centennial next year, and in honor of 100 years of pink blossoms, we'll be getting two and a half times more festival—the two-week celebration is being extended to five weeks. And the Japanese ambassador is pretty jazzed:
Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, noted that the festival [...]

The Needle: Marijuana For All Edition

Rain On The Parade: The more information that comes out about the federal government shutdown, the more ludicrous it seems that a country whose elected officials take great pains to describe—belligerently, at times—as the greatest in the history of the world may just close up shop for lack of money this weekend. Among the casualties: [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Delayed Silver Line, Hurt Workers Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Photos: Cherry Blossom Parade

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