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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/23/2011

A.M. Buzz: Perfect weather for eating your veggies


Good morning. We’ve an election in Virginia today, kids settled in school in D.C. and Prince George’s County (“What? You mean I have to go back?!!?”), and the weather is perfect.

Go now: If you are putting off a visit to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial along the Tidal Basin, I say don’t delay — the weather is perfect and it’s a sight and site you’ll long remember.

Having spent all yesterday morning on the Mall, the news that a man planned to detonate a huge set of fireworks there (to protest the banking industry) is a bit concerning. That’s not to mention the illegality and illogic of his plan. But at least the weather is perfect. He’s in custody.


Fresh vegetables provided by Bethesda Co-Op is displayed for seniors to take home in June. (Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post)
Times are hard, so hard that the Capital Food Bank had to start charging pantries for fresh produce. Thanks to a local private banker, the produce is now free once again. Now, if we could just eliminate the need for food banks ...

It’s not in the DNA of those hard-working Metrobuses to last as long as they do. For that longevity, credit a regular rehab, which Metro says keeps the buses running three years longer than normal.

More good news: Tom Jackman’s back, so the State of NoVa blog is up and running again; the next in the Night Lives series is posted; H Street will see streetcars in mid-2013; a suspect in six bank robberies has been charged; and remember Sulaimon Brown and the drama over D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s election? We’re going to have some news on that around 9 a.m. You’ll find it at PostLocal.

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