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Thousands gather, stream along H Street for annual arts festival

WASHINGTON — It was postponed in September because of the severe weather Hurricane Florence was expected to bring to the area, but the one-day H Street Festival had the area teeming with life on Saturday. Folks streamed through the H Street Corridor, walking lanes on that usually usher cars and over rails that guide street […]

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Growing concerns of cuts coming to Metrobus service

WASHINGTON — Concerns are mounting that a continuing decline in ridership could lead Metro to slash bus service. Instead of boosting bus lanes and other improvements all across the region, several people involved in the analysis for Metro’s Bus Transformation Project are concerned Metro may simply use it as cover to significantly cut Metrobus service […]

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New DC center will treat pediatric cancer with protons

WASHINGTON — A new center is under construction at Sibley Memorial Hospital, but a quick glance behind the yellow tape is enough to leave visitors questioning their whereabouts. Towering steel structures and tracks of tubes and magnets — all of which take up as much space as a parking lot — look more like aeronautical […]

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Amtrak IG: Safety, training, staffing and repairs are challenges

Amtrak customer satisfaction. Click to enlarge. WASHINGTON — Recent Amtrak crashes and a push to operate more like a business demonstrate some key challenges for the rail service’s growth in the future, Amtrak’s inspector general’s office found. Over the next two years, a report identifies key safety and security, governance and financial, customer service, procurement […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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DC community holds vigil for teen killed while he was walking to a store

WASHINGTON — On a humid night in D.C., people flooded Stanton Road near the Wellington Park neighborhood in Southeast. Holding candles and releasing balloons in remembrance, they gathered at the site where 18-year-old TaQuan Pinkney was gunned down Sunday. “It is just so hard, to wake up every day and know he’s not in the […]

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Crime down across DC metro region for the 5th year in a row

WASHINGTON — Crime is down in the D.C. region, and that’s especially true for crimes such as murder, assault, robbery and car theft. A report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows the drop in crime is part of a five-year trend. The numbers are encouraging, said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik, who […]

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Mary J. Blige, Cage the Elephant, 1st concerts at new Entertainment and Sports Arena

WASHINGTON — The District will cut the ribbon at the city’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena on St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights on Sept. 22, and the first two concerts will follow in October. On Oct. 6, Mary J. Blige, the Grammy Award winner and 2018 double Oscar nominee will perform, along with […]

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Mary J. Blige, Cage the Elephant are 1st concerts at new Entertainment and Sports Arena

WASHINGTON — The District will cut the ribbon at the city’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena on St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights on Sept. 22, and the first two concerts will follow in October. On Oct. 6, Mary J. Blige, the Grammy Award winner and 2018 double Oscar nominee, will perform, along with […]

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George Washington University Jumbotron crashes down onto court (Photos)

WASHINGTON — The Jumbotron at George Washington University’s main sports arena dropped from its moorings Tuesday and landed on the basketball court. The scoreboard at the Charles E. Smith Center was undergoing maintenance Tuesday and was in a lowered position when it dropped unexpectedly, the university said in a tweet. Nobody was injured in the […]

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Growing stronger, Florence churns toward the East Coast

WASHINGTON — Though Florence remained a tropical storm as of 5 a.m., forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) say it’s expected to gain strength and become a hurricane again on Sunday. Florence’s forecast path as of 5 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. (Courtesy National Hurricane Center) Sitting in the open Atlantic over unusually warm […]

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Scherzer throws complete game in first of two delayed games

WASHINGTON — After Friday’s washout, the D.C. region experienced some periods of dryness Saturday but the continuing wet weather popped up again in the midafternoon. A sustained downpour delayed the start of the Nationals makeup game with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon. The game was supposed to start at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, but it […]

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DC’s Race for the Cure brings in almost $600,000 for cancer research

WASHINGTON — Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure featured pink-clad participants and brought people from across the nation together on Freedom Plaza to raise close to $600,000 for breast cancer research. And they’re off! @SusanGKomen @WTOP #RacefortheCure pic.twitter.com/F0flKYSLJc — Melissa Howell (@Mhowell003) September 8, 2018 Regina Mathis has been a volunteer with the Susan […]

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Repair work on New York Ave. risks weekend delays

WASHINGTON — Multiple traffic lanes on a portion of New York Avenue in Northeast D.C. will be closed through Sunday, Sept. 9 for construction work, with a high risk of delays. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced temporary lane closures on New York Ave. Northeast, impacting two lanes on both the eastbound and westbound […]

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Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. […]

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Magnolia Bakery comes to DC’s Union Station

WASHINGTON — New York’s Magnolia Bakery, often credited with starting the cupcake craze, will open a D.C. outpost at Union Station Sept. 10. Magnolia Bakery opened its first location in Manhattan’s West Village in 1996. The company was bought in 2007 by its current owners, Steve and Tyra Abrams, who have expanded the bakery to […]

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Michelin announces 19 new Bib Gourmand restaurants in DC

WASHINGTON — Nineteen local restaurants have good reason to celebrate. On Sept. 6, Michelin Guide announced its picks in this year’s Bib Gourmand lineup — a cheap eats category, of sorts, that recognizes restaurants delivering high-quality food at a value — and 19 new restaurants made the cut. The new Bib Gourmand list comes one week […]

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Kalorama manse with a designer pedigree on the market for $5.3 million

WASHINGTON — A 7,000-square-foot, completely renovated Georgian Revival in Kalorama is on the market for $5,295,000 and comes with high-profile neighbors and a well-known designer’s touch. The four-bedroom home, at 2310 Tracy Place, NW, was built in 1914 and includes five-and-a-half baths, a huge entry gallery, breakfast and sunroom, library and office, and four fireplaces. […]

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Potential jurors in DC mansion murder trial quizzed ahead of opening arguments

WASHINGTON — Jury selection is underway in the trial of Daron Wint, the man charged with killing three members of a D.C. family and their housekeeper in 2015. As lawyers question potential jurors — including asking whether they could remain impartial after seeing graphic photos of the victims — prosecutors shed light on some key […]

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Some DC taxes are going up: A pack of cigarettes will cost a lot more

WASHINGTON — Several D.C. tax rates change effective Oct. 1, coinciding with the start of the District’s 2019 fiscal year. Here’s a list of D.C. taxes going up: The general sales tax will go from 5.75 percent to 6 percent. The off-premises alcohol tax (for beer, wine and liquor bought at stores) will go from […]

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Tortured and killed in Kalorama: Revisiting 2015 mansion murder case as trial nears

WASHINGTON — Three years after three members of a D.C. family and their housekeeper were tortured and killed, the case remains one of the most heinous crimes in recent memory. Now — even as several frustrating, agonizing questions remain unanswered — jury selection has begun in the trial against the only man charged with their […]

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These DC speed cameras haven’t vanished — they’re just harder to spot

WASHINGTON — A 29 megapixel sensor, broadcast-quality video, a high-speed cell network connection, variable flash output — these might sounds like technical specs for a consumer DSLR, but they’re actually a new generation of traffic cameras meant to catch speeders. Next time you’re at a busy intersection, good luck looking for them — they’re also […]

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