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Entries by Michael Grass from 09/2011

Metro: Dupont Escalator Closure Will Send 'Manageable' Crowds To Farragut North

Posted 09.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Metro closes the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in Northwest Washington for a total reconstruction of its three mechan...

Kwame Brown Tackles Ethics Reform

Posted 09.14.2011 | DC

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown has been buffeted by scandal since earlier this year, whether his fully-loaded luxury SUV, questions about 2008 campaig...

Welcome to HuffPost DC and Our 'City of Conversation'

| Posted 09.15.2011 | DC

As Henry James wrote, "Washington talks about herself, and about nothing else." At HuffPost DC, we hope to make sense of all that conversation, and host the discussion, too.

'Navy Yard-W' Is Worst Of New Station Name Proposals

Posted 09.15.2011 | Huffington Post

Southwest and Near Southeast's ANC 6D voted Monday night to support changing the Navy Yard Metro station to "Navy Yard-W" Yes, with a logo in the name...

Vincent Orange Wants Emergency Ethics Task Force For D.C. Council

Posted 09.15.2011 | DC


Virginia Senate Candidate Jamie Radke: Mandated HPV Vaccinations Are 'Offensive'

Posted 09.16.2011 | DC

U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radtke called Virginia’s mandate for girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, “offensive” in a p...

Metro Yellow Line Bridge Shut Down This Weekend

Posted 09.16.2011 | Huffington Post

Metrorail riders who were planning to use the Yellow Line to and from Virginia this weekend, be prepared to find an alternate way to cross the Potomac...

Montgomery County Bike Heat Map Predicts Demand

Posted 09.16.2011 | DC
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FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, Md. -- Summer may be ending, but Friendship Heights is still red-hot--at least from the perspective of the new Montgomery County P...

D.C. Voting Rights Goes Hollywood

Posted 09.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Actress Hayden Panettiere will be in town this evening for a fundraiser for the D.C. Statehood Fund, continuing her support for the loca...

Gov. Bob McDonnell Appoints James Dyke To Metro Board Of Directors

Posted 09.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After months of saying the commonwealth should play more of a role in the oversight of Metro, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) made an ap...

Virginia Earthquake: 2.6 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Near Mineral

Posted 09.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Virginia on Saturday morning. The quake was centered about 7 miles from the town of M...

Some Want State House Dome Returned To Multicolor Scheme

Posted 09.18.2011 | DC

Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that...

Cosmetics Trend Show Draws Frenzied Fashionistas

Posted 09.18.2011 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Hundreds of girlfriends and fasionistas came out to Nordstrom the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City on Saturday for the annual Fall Co...

FCPS Video Surveillance Proposal Awakens Old Debate

Posted 09.18.2011 | DC
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FORT HUNT, Va. -- A proposal to install video surveillance cameras inside Fairfax County high schools is resurfacing decade-long discussions about stu...

D.C. Council Ethics: Kwame Brown Defends Transparency As Colleagues Tangle On Reform

Posted 09.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just as District of Columbia Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) prepares to unveil emergency ethics-reform legislation at a Monda...

Flash-Mob Legislation: Maryland Delegate Jeffrey Waldstreicher Considers Tougher Group Penalties

Posted 09.18.2011 | DC

In Maryland, those charged in a "flash mob" robbery may not be only held responsible for the items they stole individually. If the "flash mob" steals ...

Virginia Family Sues Starbucks Over Hidden Toilet Camera

Posted 09.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you use the restroom at Starbucks, you might want to look under the sink first. A Virginia family is suing the coffee chain in D.C. S...

Gov. Martin O'Malley Announces State Agency Move To New Carrollton

Posted 09.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metrorail stations in Prince George's County have been called a lost opportunity for transit-oriented development. Often surrounded by s...

New Wetland And Gardens For Hardy Middle School (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Plans for a new wetland and gardens at Hardy Middle School will provide an outdoor classroom for students and could serve to better conn...

Federal Highway Administration OKs Tolls For I-95 In Virginia

Posted 09.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Highway Administration has given its conditional blessing to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to toll portions of Intersta...

The Widespread Appeal Of Marion Barry T-Shirts

Posted 09.19.2011 | DC

While I sat for the better part of an hour -- okay, perhaps longer than that -- outside H Street Country Club on Saturday enjoying a few libations as ...

Jump In D.C. Rapes Highest In Nation

Posted 09.20.2011 | DC
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The number of rapes reported in D.C. spiked nearly 25 percent in 2010, the largest such increase in the country in a year when most states and the nat...

Maryland Gas-Tax Hike: Prospects Dim After 2012

Posted 09.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If Maryland lawmakers don't approve a gas-tax hike next year, there's little chance anything will be done politically on the issue until...

Chesapeake Bay: Maryland Kids Help Environment By Planting Oysters (VIDEO)

Posted 09.20.2011 | DC

On Friday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Oyster Recovery Partnership delivered 20 cages of oyster spat to the Chesapeake Montes...

D.C. Cab Driver Associations File Lawsuit Against Taxi Commission

Posted 09.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two D.C. taxicab drivers' associations are suing the D.C. Taxicab Commission, its chairman and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray alleging unfair r...