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Friday, September 20, 2013

Boxed In: D.C. Moves To Regulate Sidewalk Newspaper Boxes

Newspaper boxes in D.C. are plentiful, lining sidewalks and crowding areas around Metro stations. Until now, D.C. couldn't do much about them, but a set of proposed rules would rein in where they can go and when they can be removed.

D.C. Parking Spots Become Real Parks For A Day

Much of D.C.'s streetscape is reserved for parked cars, but today residents are reclaiming on-street parking spots and using them for another, more friendly form of parking.

Analysis: Questions Linger Regarding Capitol Police Response Time In Navy Yard Shooting

David Hawkings talks about reports that the Capitol Police were initially ordered to "stand down" during this week's Navy Yard shooting.

Capital Bikeshare Turns Three, Expands Into Maryland

The bikes may be bulky and slow-rolling, but Capital Bikeshare—turning three today—is more popular than ever.

New iPhone Draws Crowds To Area Apple Stores

If you're not already in line to purchase a brand new iPhone 5S or 5C, good luck—people have been lining up outside the region's Apple stores since Thursday evening.

Nats Offer Free Tickets To Navy Yard Personnel And Families

The Washington Nationals are offering free tickets to Navy Yard personnel and their families for Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins.

McAuliffe And Cuccinelli Get Most Financial Support From Outside Virginia

In August, Republican Ken Cuccinelli only collected 30 percent of his campaign contributions from within Virginia, while Democrat Terry McAuliffe gathered a mere 27 percent in the commonwealth.

D.C. Could Compensate Residents Who Lost Homes Through Tax Lien Sales

A D.C. legislator has proposed a bill that would compensate residents who lost their homes over tax liens worth only a few hundred dollars. 

Prince George's County Gets State Grant To Go After Repeat Offenders

In Maryland, prosecutors in Prince George's County are getting additional money to go after repeat violent offenders.

Door to Door: Trinidad, D.C. And Brookdale, Md.

This time, we'll visit D.C.'sTrinidad neighborhood and the Brookdale section of Bethesda, Md.

D.C. Dodgeball Champ Hopes To Score Big In Global Competition

One of the best dodgeball players in the US is heading to the World Dodgeball Invitational in New Zealand later this month.

Newly-Opened Nopa Works To Perfect The Bialy

After much research and development, chefs at Nopa Kitchen and Bar think they've finally perfected the elusive art of the bialy.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lawmakers Look Into Tactical Response To Navy Yard Shooting

Officers with a specialized unit trained to respond to mass shooting events are asking why they were told to stand down during Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard.

Floyd Corkins Sentenced To 25 Years For Family Research Council Shooting

The man who attacked the offices of the Family Research Council armed with a pistol and a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches was sentenced in court on Thursday.

Buying A Home Cheaper Than Renting In D.C. Area, At Least For Now

Should you rent a home in the D.C. area or buy? A report says its significantly cheaper to buy, but that may be changing with mortgage rates on the rise.