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The Buzz: April, 2012

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/27/2012

D.C. is among America’s most fashionable cities, according to new research

A new day in Washington often means another entertaining superlative. Today: D.C. is America’s ninth most fashionable city.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Mayor Vincent Gray’s sustainability plan improved; Rollin Stanley a big loss for Montgomery County

Our picks for the five best local blog posts from the past week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Karaoke Week: The five best and worst karaoke tunes

We’ll help you avoid karaoke songs that could cripple your social life if sung badly enough.

By Haley Crum  |  08:59 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Skies clearing for Washington sports teams; Petworth attacks may be linked; Shrek wages mock trial on take a child to work day (A.M. Buzz)

Skies clearing for Washington sports teams; Metro defends fare hikes; Shrek wages legal battle on take a child to work day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:54 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Sad news for Cokie Roberts: Her lost dog was hit and killed by a car

The five-day search for the NPR correspondent’s lost dog ended with sadness Thursday morning when the Labrador’s body was found near a Bethesda middle school.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Capitals big win over Bruins is one to savor; Chevy Chase Circle has a unique history

Why the Capitals big win is one to savor and the unique history of Chevy Chase Circle top Thursday’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL draft: What you need to know

All about Robert Griffin III, local prospects in the draft, and where to watch.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/26/2012

D.C. lottery players on a winning streak: $1M Powerball, $250K Mega Millions tickets unclaimed

A $1 million Powerball ticket sold Wednesday and a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket sold last week remain unclaimed, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lottery

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Capitals move on to semifinals; Marion Barry is not apologizing; Metro board to vote on fare hike (A.M. Buzz)

Capitals move on to semifinals; Marion Barry is not apologizing; Metro board to vote on fare hike.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2012

D.C. strives to become a tech hub; Capital Bikeshare arrives in Ballston

D.C. strives to become a tech hub and Capital Bikeshare coming to Ballston top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2012

D.C. ranked among America’s top 10 fun cities, survey finds

A recent survey dubbed the “Fun Index” ranked the nation’s top 10 fun cities, and the District came in at No. 7.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012

‘Stars for Trayvon’ to raise legal funds for Trayvon Martin’s family

Celebrities are expected at the Wednesday night event held to honor the teen killed in Florida.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Tracking dogs search for Cokie Roberts’s missing dog; another lost dog found instead

Search organizers say there is a silver lining to the otherwise sad incident: Another lost dog may get to go home.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cokie Roberts, Pets

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Shuttle Enterprise move from Washington to New York delayed again

Bad weather forced NASA officials to delay the shuttle’s move to New York until Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Metro service back to normal; cocaine-filled candy at Dulles; where to watch the Capitals vs. Bruins (A.M. Buzz)

Metro service returns to normal for morning commute; smugglers caught with cocaine-filled candy at Dulles; where to watch the Capitals.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:51 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Journalist Cokie Roberts’s new Labrador lost in Bethesda, drawing media attention

The search for the black Lab, lost since Saturday, has drawn media attention.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cokie Roberts, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Pets

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Capital Area Food Banks hosts annual fundraiser; American University students help out alum

A look inside the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual fundraiser tops today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Virginia woman wins two $1 million Powerball prizes on same day

She won two $1 million prizes with tickets bought on the same day, from the same store, for the same drawing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Clemens trial opens; Gray plans for sustainable D.C.; Prince George’s to extend school day (A.M. Buzz)

Clemens trial opens; Gray plans for sustainable D.C.; Prince George’s to extend school day

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:43 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Fairfax County studies the future of Seven Corners; Ramen bar comes to Adams Morgan

Fairfax County examines the future of Seven Corners and a new Ramen Bar in Adams Morgan top Monday’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Virginia Press Association names winners in 2011 journalism competition

The Virginia Press Association named the winners of its annual journalism competition Saturday night.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Rain doesn’t dampen Earth Day; D.C. area contractors want more tech talent; was Congress wasting its time with Roger Clemens? (A.M. Buzz)

Rain doesn’t dampen Earth Day; D.C. area contractors want more tech talent; was Congress wasting its time with Roger Clemens?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Hackers continue attacks on D.C. sites; Biker Barre to open near Barracks Row (#DMVReads)

Hackers continue attacks on D.C. sites; Biker Barre to open near Barracks Row.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Metro checks all defibrillators after rider’s fatal heart attack; things to do on 4/20; how to celebrate Earth Day (A.M. Buzz)

Metro checks all defibrillators after rider’s fatal heart attack; things to do on 4/20; how to celebrate Earth Day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:45 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Why development moratoriums make traffic headaches worse; Cherry blossom beer on H Street (#DMVReads)

Why development moratoriums make traffic headaches worse; Cherry blossom beer on H Street.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Smithsonian welcomes space shuttle Discovery into its collection at Virginia museum hangar

The world’s most traveled spaceship will be towed to its new home near Dulles this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Boutique-on-wheels ‘Styleliner’ takes a cue from food trucks

Hoping to cash in on the mobile commerce trend, 20-foot “fashion truck” rolls into town in May.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Otter-mania at the National Zoo includes naming contest, commemorative cupcake

Thirteen new otters have arrived in D.C. A naming contest and a commemorative cupcake are part of the festivities.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Va. priest accused of child abuse; Md. megachurch pastor fired; Discovery arrives at Smithsonian (A.M. Buzz)

Va. priest accused of child abuse; Md. megachurch pastor fired; Discovery arrives at Smithsonian.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:35 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Flat Metro fare a bad idea for D.C.; remembering when the Police played in Adams Morgan

The case against Metro flat fares and remembering when the Police played in Adams Morgan top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Virginia budget rejected again; pollen and allergies bombard Washington; Redskins 2012 schedule announced (A.M. Buzz)

Virginia budget rejected again; pollen and allergies bombard Washington; Redskins 2012 schedule announced.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:41 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Discovery space shuttle landing: Dulles Airport gets its day in the spotlight

Dulles gets a bad rap, but on Tuesday, with the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery, the airport is finally getting its day in the sun.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Local parks in need of maintenance after warm weather; Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch profiled

The warm weather’s effect on D.C. area parks and a profile of Maryland’s House speaker top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Discovery space shuttle in Washington: Live updates, photos (#WelcomeDiscovery)

Discovery space shuttle is scheduled to arrive in Washington today on the back of a modified 747. Follow live updates, photos of its arrival.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and T.J. Ortenzi  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Shuttle to arrive today; man rear-ended, robbed; coffee vendors shut out of markets (A.M. Buzz)

Space shuttle to arrive in D.C. area today; man rear-ended and robbed near Potomac; coffee vendors shut out of area markets.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Space shuttle Discovery flies into Washington at 10 a.m.

Space shuttle Discovery is headed to Washington Tuesday morning on the back of a 747.

By Brian Vastag  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Earth Day 2012 comes to Capitol Hill; Capitals have toughness to beat the Bruins

Earth Day 2012 comes to Capitol Hill and the Capitals getting tough against the Bruins top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Beat the heat with free Ben & Jerry’s frozen yogurt (#OMGFreeBenJerrys)

A roving truck will dish out free scoops of frozen yogurt across Washington Monday through May 11. First stop: George Washington University.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Tax Day 2012: Post office extended hours, freebies and deals

Extended post office hours, Tax Day freebies and more info you need to know for April 17.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Virginia Tech massacre anniversary; D.C. celebrates 150th Emancipation Day; Roger Clemens re-trial begins (A.M. Buzz)

Virginia Tech massacre anniversary; D.C. celebrates 150th Emancipation Day; Roger Clemens re-trial begins.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Tired of Jack and Rose? Catch these Titanic events instead

The 100-year anniversary of the ship’s fateful voyage offers food and fun for the cruise-curious

By Rachel Karas  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Pretzel shop opens on Capitol Hill; chivalry lives on in Columbia Heights

Our picks for the five best local blog posts from the past week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/13/2012

How walkable is Washington?

Today in fascinating reads: What does it mean when a city is walkable?

By Katie Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c., walking

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Roger Clemens expected in D.C. court; proposed Metro increases get first go-ahead; Wizards vs. Knicks in New York tonight (A.M. Buzz)

Roger Clemens expected in D.C. court; proposed Metro increases get first go-ahead; Wizards vs. Knicks in New York tonight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/12/2012

D.C. Lottery: Winning ticket worth $1M unclaimed

By Katie Rogers  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lottery

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Opening Day guide to Nats Park; Fairfax charter school makes pitch to parents

An Opening Day guide to Nats Park and a pitch for a Fairfax charter school top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Nationals Opening Day: Share your experience (#NatsOpeningDay)

Baseball is back in the district! The Nationals began the season on the road, but Washington is back in D.C. to open Nationals Park at 1:05 p.m. against the Cincinnati Reds.

By Michael Katz  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationals

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Is D.C. ready for taller buildings? (Poll)

District and government officials are interested in stretching the limits of D.C.’s building-height rules.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Strange twist in D.C.’s emancipation; D.C. building height limits may be relaxed; Md. couple accused of misusing $1 million in HIV funds (A.M. Buzz)

Strange twist in D.C.’s emancipation; D.C. building height limits may be relaxed; Md. couple accused of misusing $1 million in HIV funds.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  A.M. Buzz

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/11/2012

WMATA should embrace environmental sustainability; University of Maryland chef cooks at the Masters tournament

Why WMATA should embrace environmental sustainability tops today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Ex-D.C. teacher added to FBI Most Wanted list; Freedom Plaza occupiers prepare for move to McPherson Square; Brits try to save red squirrels from American grays (A.M. Buzz)

Ex-D.C. teacher added to FBI Most Wanted list; Freedom Plaza occupiers prepare move to McPherson; Brits try to save red squirrels from American grays

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Organizers grapple with D.C. Caribbean parade’s future

Faced with mounting debt, organizers of the Caribbean Carnival say the festivities may cease for good this year but that the event is not yet canceled.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. caribbean day

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Virginia highway construction improving with new technologies; Capitals toughen up for Bruins

New technology improving Va. highways and the Capitals getting tough for their playoff series top Tuesday’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Maryland Mega Millions winners not the first to stay anonymous

We might never uncover much else about the two Maryland teachers and a school office worker who will split a giant cardboard check and a $105 million lottery prize.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Space Shuttle Discovery will fly over Washington area April 17

A NASA aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery should be visible as it flies over the Washington, D.C. region.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nasa, shuttle discovery

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Same-sex divorce; clock runs out on tax hike; Moran’s challenger will be on ballot (A.M. Buzz)

Same-sex divorce debated in Md.; clock runs out on Md. income-tax hike; Rep. Moran’s primary challenger will be on ballot.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:48 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Mega Millions mystery solved: Three winners claim record-busting jackpot

Three friends from Maryland pooled cash to buy 60 tickets; they will split their $105 million after-tax winnings.

By  Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:44 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Public art project lures tourists into D.C. neighborhoods; Reston of 1940 examined

How a public art project intends to lure tourists into D.C.’s neighborhoods tops today’s best local reading.

By Andy Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Squirrel Week D.C.; Ignition locks to fight Va. DUIs; Mt. Vernon Triangle; Maryland gambling (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our top picks for local stories to start your day

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:51 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Finalists in Mall design competition go on display Monday

The public can view and comment on the designs, on display at the Smithsonian Castle and the National Museum of American History through April 15.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/06/2012

GSA upheaval could benefit Georgetown Waterfront; what the 1940 census reveals about LeDroit Park

Our picks for the five best local blog posts from the past week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Marion Barry: A timeline of victory and scandal

TIMELINE | How an Eagle Scout and chemistry student grew into a Washington politician.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marion barry, d.c.

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Pygmy goats on the loose in Prince George’s County rescued by firefighters

Firefighters in Prince George’s County made an unusual rescue on Thursday after two pygmy goats got loose in traffic.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County, Animals

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner says she has misplaced the lucky ticket

Mirlande Wilson, who said she was hiding the lucky ticket at the McDonald’s where she works, told NBC 4 that she can’t find it.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Marion Barry apologizes for racist remarks; ditching the ‘ugly’ bars on H Street; Occupy D.C. camps join forces (A.M. Buzz)

Marion Barry apologizes for racist remarks; ditching the ugly security grates on H Street; Occupy D.C. camps join forces.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Is D.C. becoming America’s true ‘Second City’?

Could D.C. upset the much-larger Windy City on its ascension to America’s cultural “Second City” behind New York?

By Katie Rogers  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c., chicago

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012

It’s stinky ginkgo season again

DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration will spray female ginkgo fruit to help lessen the stink.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trees, gross, plants

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Nationals need to win over their fan base; two proposals for developing downtown Wheaton

Why the Nationals need to win over their fan base and proposals for development in Wheaton top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Traversing the whole Metrorail system takes 7 hours. Think you can do better?

Admitted mass transit enthusiast Andrew Baker set out to travel the entirety of D.C.’s Metrorail system in one day. His latest attempt took seven hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, nerds, only in d.c.

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Candlelight vigil for MLK Jr.; Possible NCAA violations at Howard University; GSA spending controversy; Nationals opening day (A.M. Buzz)

Possible NCAA violations at Howard; Nationals opening day; GSA spending controversy; Candlelight vigil for MLK Jr..

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:39 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/04/2012

D.C. to celebrate Titanic’s 100th anniversary

As fans of ‘Titanic’ head to movie theaters for the 3D movie’s premiere, others look to the anniversary of the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz | Tags:  titanic

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Beating, stripping of Baltimore man caught on video, circulates via social media and helps identify suspect

Though it may not have landed on Reddit first, a video post helped fuel the anger of the Internet over a man who was beaten and stripped naked by a crowd of people in Baltimore.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore, crime

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Table games a possibility for Maryland; new dog park considered for Georgetown

Table games being considered in Md. and a new dog park for Georgetown top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Vigil planned for anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

Martin Luther King Jr. was slain 44 years ago Wednesday, and organizers of a vigil plan to meet at the King Memorial at 6:30 p.m.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin luther king jr., mlk

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Marion Barry wins primary: ‘Twitter got a little wild last night.’

After handily winning a Democratic primary for his D.C. Council seat, former mayor Marion Barry danced, cheered and chanted. He also tweeted as enthusiastically as a teenager.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marion barry, when politicians tweet, america

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Romney sweeps Md., D.C.; Camden Yards celebrates 20 years; a Web-era Watergate? (A.M. Buzz)

Romney sweeps Md., D.C.; a Watergate for the Web; Camden Yards celebrates 20 years.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz, The Buzz

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Fairfax County healthiest in Virginia

A new report names Fairfax County as the healthiest county in the Old Dominion.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax, health, virginia

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Patrick Mara talks D.C. politics; story behind H Street Easter egg revealed

An interview with former Republican D.C. Council candidate Patrick Mara tops today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Ben & Jerry’s handing out free cones

Ben & Jerry’s, which turns 34 today, is giving away from cones from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ice cream, freebies, god bless america

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Metro anti-sexual harassment campaign goes live

Metro has launched a new online hub for riders to report incidents of harassment directly to Transit Police.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, street harassment

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/03/2012

D.C.’s shadow rep. candidate talks up message; primary day in the District, Md.; Reston group warns of toll-related gridlock (A.M. Buzz)

D.C.’s shadow rep. candidate talks up message; primary day in the District, Md.; Reston group warns of toll-related gridlock.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Primary election day in D.C. and Maryland: What you need to know (#DCprimary and #MDprimary)

If you’re planning to vote, here’s what you need to know.

By Katie Rogers  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. election

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/02/2012

#DMVReads: Defining a ‘native Washingtonian’; Nationals’ pitching rotation questions

What makes a “native Washingtonian” and Nats pitching rotation questions top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Mega Millions fight: Maryland woman, co-workers disagree on who bought ticket, according to New York Post

Coworkers of a McDonald’s employee, who claims she won, say she should share of the $640 million prize, according to the New York Post.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Tips for tourists: Where to go and what to see in D.C.

There are the usual suspects on tourists’ agendas, but where should you go if you really want to see the best of the city?

By Mark S. Luckie  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/02/2012

SurviveDC: Get to know Washington at night

I stumbled (pun intended) across SurviveDC this morning, a race that sounds a little bit like a zombie run without the stage makeup.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  running

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012

The face of diversity of Thomas Jefferson High; Facebook for veterans; prepping for Tuesday’s primaries in D.C., Md. (A.M. Buzz)

The face of diversity at Thomas Jefferson High School; Facebook for veterans; prepping for Tuesday’s primaries in D.C., Md.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

 

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