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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: Sing a song of Metro, Redskins, D.C. election and Costco

Good morning. As you start out on your commute this morning, sing a song of Metro, along with Jason Mendelsohn, who’s writing about every station in the rail system. Elsewhere, drivers snarl at snarled traffic.


Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Andrew Harrer - BLOOMBERG)
The feds are local news here. We have lots of news this morning, but before you get too far into it, consider posing a question to Ben Bernanke, who’s going to hold the first-ever on-the-record news conference by a Fed chairman.

If you live politics, or live in DC, you’ll want to know that Vincent Orange appears to have been elected yesterday to the at-large seat on the D.C. Council. If you live in Fairfax County, you now have a $6.1 billion budget to pay for.

But hey! you can save money at the new Costco that Fairfax County supervisors just approved in Mount Vernon. Just don’t drive to get there.

Dementia or drunk driving? Former Redskins player Rickie Harris, on trial for drunk driving, says through his lawyer that dementia resulted from years of playing football with inadequate head protection.

Violence in the streets. A young man was killed in Southeast D.C. after a confrontation with police. A 16-year-old was charged as an adult in the stabbing two days ago at the National Zoo.

Burning issue: Environmentalists want Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to veto a bill that would put incineration of garbage on par with solar and wind power as a source of renewable energy.

Don’t forget to check back with PostLocal all day for more local news.

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