Boycott the beach?


Beachgoers enjoy the last days of summer in Ocean City, Md., on  Sept. 1, 2013. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

Rodney will not be pleased. In order to send a don’t-tread-on-us message to Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), sponsor of the budget amendment overturning D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization law, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and D.C. Vote are urging city residents to ditch their Ocean City plans and head instead to Rehoboth, Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks, even Ocean City, N.J. — anywhere but Maryland’s 1st Congressional District. Said Gray: “I don’t think we should support someone who doesn’t support us, who doesn’t support democracy, period.” Said Harris: “Spending the weekend on the beautiful, family friendly Eastern Shore is more important than increasing drug use by D.C. teenagers.” And said one Eastern Shore tourism official: “There’s got to be a better way to hit Andy Harris where he’s going to feel it.” More from WRC-TVWAMU-FMWNEW-FMAP

In other news:

Latest HIV/AIDS “epi report”: More progress but still a long way to go (PostBladeWAMU-FMCity DeskDCistWTOPreport)

The Gray administration secretly agrees: The rollout of new Supercans was a mess (Loose Lips)

Wayne K. Curry, the man who lured the Redskins away from Washington, is dead at 63 (PostPost editorial)

The complete story of how Fort Reno concerts were saved (City Desk)

D.C. General shelter will get a playground (DCist)

Cathy Lanier against tries to make it easier to fire bad cops (WRC-TVWTTG-TV)

More Park Police officers needed? (WRC-TV)

Mary Cheh bill would let animal control officers use lights and sirens when responding to animal emergencies (Post)

Kris Hammond, GOP lawyer and gun-rights supporter, takes on Phil Mendelson (DofDLoose Lips)

Corcoran litigation heats up: Advocates seek to block breakup deal (PostArts DeskNYTAP)

IG concludes Fort Myer Construction didn’t pay enough to lease city equipment (Loose Lips)

Pete Cahall to Lou Chibbaro: “I’m liberated, free, relaxed. And I just never expected how far reaching this has been” (Blade)

Victory Fund, Stein Club want more gays and lesbians on ANCs (Metro Weekly)

The 15th Street cycletrack will someday extend to Euclid Street (GGWPeople for Bikes)

Washington Lawyers’ Committee has a few affordable housing ideas (Post)

Let’s be clear: Pop-up restrictions will only make housing crunch worse (CityLab)

Contrary to expectations, it’s residential development that’s thriving in Capital Riverfront — not offices (Housing ComplexJDLand)

One thing that could reduce domestic violence deaths: “accountability for perpetrators” (DCist)

Virginia Avenue Tunnel neighbors to CSX and feds: “you need to listen harder” (City Desk)

Why not turn some stop lights into stop signs? (GGW)

Arrest made in Adams Morgan killing (WUSA-TV)

Cesar Chavez PCS students try to get Congress to do something about guns (WRC-TV)

Tom Sherwood’s holiday reflections (WRC-TV)

One way to deal with chronic smash-and-grabs (ComPost)

Community comes through for cerebral palsy sufferer whose wheelchair was stolen (Blade)

The Wizards lost $13 million last year (Sports Bog)

Only the Nets lost more … but it was a lot more (Grantland)

National Building Museum maze will open tomorrow (Express)

No hurricane will stop tomorrow’s fireworks (AP)

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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