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Happy First Birthday To The D.C. StreetcarOpen in a New Window

Happy First Birthday To The D.C. Streetcar In its first year, the average daily ridership was 2,751, with 906,000 total passengers, according to DDOT. [ more › ]

 

Savoy Elementary Reopened Today After Bed Bug And Rodent ProblemOpen in a New Window

       
The Southeast elementary school was closed for three weeks as it underwent a "deep cleaning." [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Inside An Exclusive D.C. Dog ParkOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Inside An Exclusive D.C. Dog Park A basketball game between D.C. police and high school students, and more news. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: People Are Now Dressing For The Kusama ExhibitOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: People Are Now Dressing For The Kusama Exhibit TJIF [ more › ]

 

Overheard in D.C.: PandaOpen in a New Window

Overheard in D.C.: Panda The panda is gone, again. Tearing up our hearts, again. Thanks a lot, China. [ more › ]

 

Federal Government Is Soliciting Ideas For Border Wall With MexicoOpen in a New Window

Federal Government Is Soliciting Ideas For Border Wall With Mexico "We're building the wall," President Donald Trump said Friday. "In fact it's going to start very soon. Way ahead of schedule. It's way, way, way ahead of schedule." [ more › ]

 

As Spicer Promises A Pot Crackdown, Local Activists Double Down With Plans To Smoke At The CapitolOpen in a New Window

As Spicer Promises A Pot Crackdown, Local Activists Double Down With Plans To Smoke At The Capitol The way that Initiative 71 has been enacted may actually render the city less likely to be targeted under the Trump administration. [ more › ]

 

White House Bans Major News Outlets From Press BriefingOpen in a New Window

White House Bans Major News Outlets From Press Briefing CNN, The New York Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Daily News were among the outlets not permitted. [ more › ]

 

Bao Who? Look At This Adorable New Porcupette InsteadOpen in a New Window

Bao Who? Look At This Adorable New Porcupette Instead When one animal is shipped to China, another is born at the National Zoo. [ more › ]

 

Jordan Peele's Racially Charged Horror Movie 'Get Out' Is No JokeOpen in a New Window

Jordan Peele's Racially Charged Horror Movie 'Get Out' Is No Joke The comedian's directorial debut turns Guess Who's Coming To Dinner into The Wicker Man. [ more › ]

 

There's A Dance Party To Celebrate Trans Youth Outside The White House Friday NightOpen in a New Window

There's A Dance Party To Celebrate Trans Youth Outside The White House Friday Night "It's a shame that this administration is attacking children. It's so petty. How petty can you be?" [ more › ]

 

How to Eat Your Way Through D.C. This WeekOpen in a New Window

How to Eat Your Way Through D.C. This Week Choices this week range from Mardi Gras extravaganzas to mezcal sipping and ramen slurping. [ more › ]

 

Conspiracy Theory Graffiti Found On D.C. Memorials Also Spotted In BostonOpen in a New Window

Conspiracy Theory Graffiti Found On D.C. Memorials Also Spotted In Boston U.S. Park Police officials have reached out to the Boston Police Department as part of their investigation. [ more › ]

 

Dish of the Week: ShakshukaOpen in a New Window

Dish of the Week: Shakshuka Shakshuka's origin is up for debate. That it's a delicious dish, is not. [ more › ]

 

One Man Dead, Two Police Officers Wounded After Shooting In TrinidadOpen in a New Window

One Man Dead, Two Police Officers Wounded After Shooting In Trinidad Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said that a weapon was recovered on the scene last night, which he believes belongs to the diseased suspect. [ more › ]

 

Bowser Stands Behind Former Mayor Williams, Despite His Support Of DeVosOpen in a New Window

Bowser Stands Behind Former Mayor Williams, Despite His Support Of DeVos Council Education Committee Chair David Grosso called for Bowser to remove him. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Two Eagle Eggs Are Now Incubating In The ArboretumOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Two Eagle Eggs Are Now Incubating In The Arboretum Plus, "polar" plunge is planned for this weekend, residents are still fighting the development of a huge complex in Brookland, and more in the news. [ more › ]

 

Finally Launch Your Business With Help From This Silicon Valley MentorOpen in a New Window

Finally Launch Your Business With Help From This Silicon Valley Mentor Get the mentorship you need to navigate your way through the twists and turns of entrepreneurship. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Maryland Giraffe Gets (Boring) NameOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: Maryland Giraffe Gets (Boring) Name And more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

 

After Testing Error, D.C. Lab Receives Seven More False Negative Zika TestsOpen in a New Window

After Testing Error, D.C. Lab Receives Seven More False Negative Zika Tests So far, there are nine total false negative results—all from women who were pregnant when they first tested with the Department of Forensic Sciences Public Health. [ more › ]

 

According To Plants, Spring Is Here ... 22 Days EarlyOpen in a New Window

According To Plants, Spring Is Here ... 22 Days Early The National Mall's earliest-blooming trees flowered more than a week ago. [ more › ]

 

More Than 50 Couples Have Already Signed Up To Get Married At &pizzaOpen in a New Window

More Than 50 Couples Have Already Signed Up To Get Married At &pizza The fast casual spot's Pi Day tradition is rising faster than pizza dough. [ more › ]

 

A 90-Minute Cat Video Is Your Top Movie Pick This WeekOpen in a New Window

A 90-Minute Cat Video Is Your Top Movie Pick This Week And don't miss 35mm prints of Taste of Cherry, Certified Copy, and Kansas City. [ more › ]

 

Weekend Picks: 9 Things To Do In And Around D.C.Open in a New Window

Weekend Picks: 9 Things To Do In And Around D.C. Get chilly at Ice Yards, warm up with ramen, and more! [ more › ]

 

Where to Find D.C.'s Best Gooey, Indulgent Mac and CheeseOpen in a New Window

Where to Find D.C.'s Best Gooey, Indulgent Mac and Cheese Ditch the boxed stuff and read on for our picks on the best mac and cheese dishes in the area. [ more › ]

 

Some Of D.C.'s Most Celebrated Musicians Will Rock The Stacks For DCPLOpen in a New Window

Some Of D.C.'s Most Celebrated Musicians Will <em>Rock The Stacks</em> For DCPL An album and benefit concert feature well-known and up-and-coming names from D.C.'s rich music scene. [ more › ]

 

Mayor Bowser Names Peter Newsham D.C. Police ChiefOpen in a New Window

Mayor Bowser Names Peter Newsham D.C. Police Chief Newsham says he'll be "committed to unbiased, fair, and constitutional policing, and everyone will know it—not just because we say it but because we do it." [ more › ]

 

Trump Administration Officially Revokes Trans Student ProtectionsOpen in a New Window

Trump Administration Officially Revokes Trans Student Protections They said they need to study the issue more. [ more › ]

 

Advocates Say Some Mental Health Patients Aren’t Being Adequately Served Amid Policy ChangesOpen in a New Window

Advocates Say Some Mental Health Patients Aren&#8217;t Being Adequately Served Amid Policy Changes The Department of Behavioral Health has limited funding for transitional mental health services provided to individuals who do not have Medicaid, are institutionalized in city-run facilities, or both. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: The Metro Escalators Might Talk To YouOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: The Metro Escalators Might Talk To You Public charter school teachers want to form a union, eviction companies hiring the homeless at illegal rates, and more news. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Rex Tillerson Buys A Home In KaloramaOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: Rex Tillerson Buys A Home In Kalorama A Louis C.K. show that was filmed in D.C. will air on Netflix, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

 

Photos: The Immersive Work of Yayoi Kusama Comes To The HirshhornOpen in a New Window

 
If you're not already familiar with avant-garde Japanese artist's work, over the coming months, you'll have no choice but to get familiar. [ more › ]

 

This Week in Jazz, Featuring Washington Women In JazzOpen in a New Window

This Week in Jazz, Featuring Washington Women In Jazz Also INTERSECTIONS, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, Anacostia Delta, and much more. [ more › ]

 

People Are Rallying Outside The White House On Wednesday To Support Trans StudentsOpen in a New Window

People Are Rallying Outside The White House On Wednesday To Support Trans Students Virginia student Gavin Grimm, whose lawsuit is coming before the Supreme Court, will be there. [ more › ]

 

Extra Fencing Around The White House To Come Down By March 1Open in a New Window

Extra Fencing Around The White House To Come Down By March 1 It isn't related to the protests, according to the National Park Service. [ more › ]

 

D.C. Is The Sixth Most Traffic-Congested City In The U.S., Study SaysOpen in a New Window

D.C. Is The Sixth Most Traffic-Congested City In The U.S., Study Says Last year, drivers in the region spent 61 hours in traffic. [ more › ]

 

New Bill Would Require Training For D.C. Employees To Stop Street HarassmentOpen in a New Window

New Bill Would Require Training For D.C. Employees To Stop Street Harassment "We want our public spaces to feel safe," says Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. [ more › ]

 

Coalition Will Press D.C. To Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access PipelineOpen in a New Window

Coalition Will Press D.C. To Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline "We want to send a message that any future attempts to invest in this type of dirty infrastructure will have consequences: financial and public shame." [ more › ]

 

Metrorail Maintenance Will Delay Five Lines This WeekendOpen in a New Window

Metrorail Maintenance Will Delay Five Lines This Weekend Riders should prepare for 18 to 26 minute wait times on the Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, and Silver Lines. [ more › ]

 

4 Must-Have Items You Shouldn't Leave Home WithoutOpen in a New Window

4 Must-Have Items You Shouldn't Leave Home Without Whether it's this durable key fob or this wallet and toolkit in one, these are the everyday carry items you should have on you at all times. [ more › ]