There’s always this year


The Nationals, here lining up for their final exhibition game against the New York Yankees, have a young nucleus that not only makes them a perennial playoff contender but also a potential dynasty. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Five and a half months ago, the Washington Nationals ended an otherwise magical 98-win season in the most excruciating way possible. Monday, the Nats start a new bid for a world championship, opening up this afternoon against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. “They are carrying expectations not only of winning Washington’s first World Series since 1924, but of launching baseball’s next dynasty,” the Post’s Adam Kilgore writes. If you didn’t grab a dead-tree edition of Sunday’s Post, with the pull-out Nats preview section, check it out online — a look at the team’s fabulous young superstars and manager Davey Johnson’s last stand, as well as Thomas Boswell ruminating on the city’s big opportunity to change its sporting history: “Defeat, disdain and disenfranchisement are the definition of D.C. until now.”

In other news:

Bumpy road for city administrative law judges seeking to unionize (Post)

Time to build parking under the Mall? (Post editorial)

Empower DC files suit alleging school closings are discriminatory (Post)

DCPS parents fight to save Fillmore Arts Center program (Examiner)

Operator of long-term-stay hospitals threatens to close up shop unless it gets more Medicaid money (PostWBJ)

The pros and cons of releasing arrestee mug shots (Post op-ed)

Council’s living-wage bill is “misguided” and latest example of “magical thinking” (Post editorial)

FEMS reserve fleet claims again contradicted by union (WTTG-TV)

Phil Mendelson: “It’s time that the department got it right” (Examiner)

POTUS and family walked to Easter services at St. John’s (Post)

Commercial property tax cut is way down the “magic money” list (WBJ)

Biz lobby presses a sales tax cut (Examiner)

City kept $1.7M in owed fines from resident tax refunds (Examiner)

If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run, you may wait a while for a cop (GGWWRC-TV)

Top Council lawyer says D.C. Code copyright isn’t a barrier to wider access (WaTimes)

Banneker Ventures is repaying $400,000 city loan intended for ill-fated real-estate deal (Capital Business)

D.C. vending regulation controversy part of wider tensions between food trucks and traditional restaurants (Examiner column)

With Mendo assist, city finds Anacostia Playhouse permitting workaround (City Desk)

Lawsuit challenging city’s tour guide licensing regime is dismissed with terse order (APWAMU-FM)

Could the University of Maryland be taking over the Corcoran College? (Post)

Health insurance exchange bigs defend small-business mandate (WBJ)

Spring-breaking D.C. students are learning on the road (Post)

Can Patrick Mara make it happen this time? (Examiner)

D.C. unemployment rate didn’t budge last month (AP)

Federal IG faults District’s oversight of job training grants (Loose Lips)

Should ANCs have more say in large, matter-of-right residential projects? (Housing Complex)

Council’s cuts to speed camera fines take effect today (WTOP)

How police are supposed to respond to a cell-phone robbery (Post letter)

New “1776” tech incubator has some snazzy offices (Capital Business)

The rebuilt 11th Street Bridge has seen a fair number of crashes (WTOP)

Streetcar construction on Hopscotch Bridge begins today (WJLA-TV)

City landlords appear to be discriminating less against housing voucher holders (Housing Complex)

Do white residents and black residents really have different government funding priorities? (GGW)

Michelle Rhee runs into trouble after describing herself as a “public school parent” (Answer Sheet)

Irving Jones Jr., 33, was shot to death Saturday at Edgewood Terrace (Post)

Domestic tensions alleged to have led to wife’s fatal shooting of husband in Southwest apartment (Post)

17-year-old shot Sunday night in Washington Highlands (WTOP)

Appointment radio: Vince Gray now has a weekly address on WNEW-FM (Examiner)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

local

mike-debonis

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

mike-debonis

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Mike DeBonis · March 29, 2013