Most Read: Local

: September, 2013

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Shutdown fears prompt shutdown pickup lines

By David Beard  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #shutdownpickuplines, government shutdown, Shutdown pickup lines

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Vacant Fairfax County fire station near Tysons Corner set to open next week

Money to staff station, originally not available, is found in mid-year budget surplus.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Schmidt, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Wolftrap station

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Zoo releases new photos of panda cub

Just in case anyone on the Internet is interested in seeing a tiny panda described by the zoo as “wiggly and squirmy.“

By Mark Berman  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, Panda

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Pastors Gone Wild: The Church and Reality TV Don’t Mix

This new phenomenon of church leaders as the focus of reality television shows is seen by some as a rare, needed look into the guarded lives of pastors

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Update: Great Falls’s Evvie Heilbrunn finishes training, about to take on Mount Everest

The two-time breast cancer survivor, now battling Parkinson’s disease, is making the climb to raise money for a Parkinson’s cure.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evvie Heilbrunn, Great Falls, Mount Everest, Parkinson's disease, Summit 4 Stem Cell

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Live: Virginia governor’s debate

We’re bringing you live updates from the debate between Terry McAuliffe (D) and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) on Wednesday night in McLean.

By Mark Berman  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Will our town shutdown for ‘This Town’?

By Clinton Yates  |  03:27 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Reston gets first look at proposed Lake Anne, Crescent apartments redevelopment

Plans and renderings show how developer hopes to revitalize the original heart of Reston.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crescent apartments, David Peter, Lake Anne Village Center, Republic Land Development, Reston

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Crimes of tantrum at Applebee’s

Ah yes, kids in restaurants. The topic always gets people’s blood boiling.

By Petula Dvorak  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Arlington woman leaves her estate, worth more than $700,000, to the Arlington library

The retired patent attorney also served as a legal guardian and was a regular Arlington library patron.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Arlington County Public Library, Rosemarie Bowie

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Panda cub video? Panda cub video

Look, if there’s a video of a panda cub yawning and kicking its paws, obviously we have a journalistic responsibility to post that video.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Panda

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Washingtonians line up for Apple iPhone 5s, 5c

The new smartphones are available at Apple stores, as well as wireless carrier and select other stores.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iPhone

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/20/2013

New Loudoun Hounds stadium in Ashburn delayed, won’t be ready for Opening Day 2014

The team owners need to wrap up financing, hope to have stadium ready by mid-season

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Atlantic League, Bob Farren, Loudoun Hounds, One Loudoun, sports

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Support funds established in the wake of Navy Yard shootings

In the wake of Monday’s shooting, support funds have been established to help the families of those injured or killed.

By Mark Berman  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Navy Yard

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Starbucks: Please leave your guns at home

Formerly neutral on guns, Starbucks now formally discourages bringing guns to its coffeeshops.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day, guns, Howard Schultz, Starbucks

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Inside Sharpshooters, the Newington gun store where Aaron Alexis bought his shotgun

The computer technician drove about 20 minutes to an industrial park to buy a seven-round pump-action shotgun.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Lorton, Navy Yard gun, Newington, Sharpshooters, Washington Navy Yard

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/17/2013

A view of the Navy Yard carnage from afar

No catch phrase will ever replace what the lives of Monday’s shooting victims meant to those important to them

By Clinton Yates  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Sterling, home to maker of the autopen; it signs so you don’t have to

But don’t ask who uses them. They won’t tell you.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Automated Signature Technology, autopen, Robert De Shazo Jr., Sterling, Torpedo Factory

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/15/2013

D.C. Mayor Gray defends ‘living wage’ veto

In his weekly radio address, Mayor Vincent C. Gray again explained his decision to veto legislation that would have forced large retailers in the District to pay workers more.

By Mark Berman  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Why Mister Cee’s on air ‘confession’ was a big moment in Hip-Hop

The DJ’s public discussion about his sexuality and the subsequent support from his New York radio station complicates hip-hop’s often one-sided understanding of manhood.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013

The 10 Types of People At the Dog Park

Recently, I’ve come to know a range of people who take their dogs to dog parks. Let’s meet them.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Peace vigil removed from Lafayette Square after more than 30 years

The vigil outside the White House, an enduring shelter that has greeted five presidents and countless tourists over more than three decades, was removed early Thursday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protests

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Fairfax library board suspends strategic plan pending input from public, employees

Library will hear from the public, review policy for discarding books.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Library, Sam Clay, Willard Jasper

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Remembering 9/11 isn’t a sport

The big game they were hoping for didn’t really happen in Washington today, though the pre-game hype was epic in some corners.

By Petula Dvorak  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fairfax library board to put its strategic plan to revamp system on hold, vice-chair says

Complaints about trashing of books, proposed reductions spurs board to put plan on hold.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Fegan, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees, Fairfax County Public Library, Linda Smyth, Sam Clay

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/10/2013

D.C. leads nation in unintended pregnancies, report says

Seventy percent of D.C. pregnancies in 2008 were unplanned, according to a new report.

By Mark Berman  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Ben’s Chili Bowl coming to Arlington; late nights in Rosslyn about to get a lot better

The D.C. institution comes to Wilson Boulevard. But how late will they stay open?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Ben's Chili Bowl, Colonial Village, Rosslyn

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Investigation into D.C. tax lien practice sparks outrage

A Washington Post investigation looking into the impact of the District's tax lien sales has drawn attention to the program and elicited outrage from D.C. officials and others in the region.

By Mark Berman  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Ten things that have happened in D.C. sports since RGIII’s last game

Quite a bit has happened since Robert Griffin III's last NFL game. Here's a look back at major D.C. sports events that happened between his injury and his return.

By Mark Berman  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, RGIII

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/05/2013

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ benefits from a kairos moment

“The Butler” hit theaters at the exact moment in which American audiences would find its storyline most meaningful.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Name that panda: What should the National Zoo call the female cub?

After the announcement that the National Zoo's baby panda is a girl, people on Twitter were quick to offer suggestions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, Panda

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/05/2013

At 102, Martha Ann Miller’s autobiography goes into second printing, and lands on Amazon.com

The Arlington educator's first edition sold out, but a second edition is better, she says

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Brown v. Board of Education, integration, Martha Ann Miller, Schools, Stratford Junior High School

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Vienna’s Jefferson Johnson, 9, creates ‘Treehouse Wars’ game, gets it into Apple’s App Store

He created a full-blown game app with the help of a tutor, then raised $1,200 to build an upgrade.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Johnson, game apps, Jefferson Johnson, Treehouse Wars, Vienna

 

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