Another Red Line mess

August 30, 2013

Well, look on the bright side: No one was hurt, and if you’re going to shut down a portion of the busiest Metro line for the morning rush, the Friday before Labor Day is a good time to do it. But the early-Friday derailment of a non-passenger train on the Red Line near the Rhode Island Avenue station is the latest ugly incident for Metro on this stretch of track. Service will be out for at least several hours, and shuttle buses have been deployed to bridge the gap.

In other news:

Don’t expect living-wage decision for “several days,” Mayor Vincent Gray says (WTOPWRC-TV)

AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka: “He ought to sign the bill — plain and simple. … It’s a great piece of legislation.” (WaTimes)

Analysis: D.C.’s film incentives have been a waste (WAMU-FM)

Eleanor Holmes Norton was not pleased by the March on Washington anniversary security lines (WJLA-TV)

Can rock promoter Seth Hurwitz save the Lincoln Theatre? (Post)

Green-paint splasher is undergoing psychiatric evaluation (Post)

Health clinics for low-income city residents are peeved at MedStar’s move onto their turf (WBJ)

Marion Barry is “disturbed” by dirt-bike enforcement (Post)

Halfway house Hope Village gets questionable reviews (Post)

Youth Court, long on financial life support, finally expires (Atlantic)

Ted Leonsis is really into this Olympics thing (Sports Bog)

DC 2024 honchos met with Fairfax County board chairman, but not D.C. mayor (State of NoVa)

Apply now for a job at the Marriott Marquis (Capital Business)

Tommy Wells is doing a Reddit AMA next week (r/washingtondc)

Speed camera whistleblower is now suing (Loose Lips)

Should cyclists be allowed on the closed portion of E Street NW? (GGW)

Woman stabbed near Brookland Metro station (Post)

Adams Morgan clubgoer badly hurt after being pushed down stairs (WJLA-TV)

City agency launches immigrant rights campaign (City Desk)

Eisenhower Memorial latest in trend of boring park-y monuments (GGW)

Albrecht Muth’s lawyers say video link to hospital bed won’t cut it for murder trial (Patch)

Rather than cut public defenders, feds cut back on CJA attorney fees to handle sequestration (Legal Times)

At upper Northwest intersection, six of 21 cars come to full halt at stop sign (WTOP)

D.C. is the No. 1 city for 20-somethings (Greatist)

And we’ve got the best gay swimmers around! (Blade)

Adorable bloodhound is adorable — and smells good, too (PostWaTimesWAMU-FMDCistWTOP)

Panda cub is still kicking (Post)

Fabulous Chinese food in the New York Avenue Days Inn (GOG)

Jack Evans on The Politics Hour today (WAMU-FM)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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