Trash not getting picked up?Trash getting picked up really well? Grade.dc.gov. (Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

Key Republican senator does not know U.S. Attorney Ron Machen “from Adam’s house cat” (New York Times)

Marion Barry has a new press secretary, who is happy to dole out relationship advice (Examiner, City Desk)

D.C. Vote heavies: “Don’t Let Leaders’ Sins Hurt D.C. Rights” (Roll Call)

A second Wagshal’s for Ward 3 (All We Can Eat)

A bro’s guide to the “clown question” (Slate)