Wake to Washington

I also painted the monument

How Congress uses social media

In 2019, representatives posted more on Instagram than they shared press releases. Learn more about how Congress used social media in 2019 in Quorum’s Congressional Social Media Report.


Nice glass, Arlington

The county announced their recycled glass is high-qual enough to sell to a manufacturer who will use it for the 3.6 million bottles they make daily at their Virginia plants.


When litigation hits its limits, strikes get attention

Over a year after the city sued the landlord of an apartment complex by Barry Farm, tenants still faced illegal conditions like mold, flooding and broken locks. So four went on rent strike and saw fixes


Streetcar postmortem

The writing had been on the wall: for a year, since the K St Transitway project was unveiled and didn’t immediately include the streetcar; since the H St streetcar was poorly designed, garnering bad press for an OK concept; or since Congress handed control of our Metro to a new operator in 1955, quashing a strike and directing it to convert our streetcar to buses.

Bye streetcar, hello self-driving car

Uber will begin scanning our streets today in preparation for testing self-driving cars later this year. The cars will have a speed limit of 25 mph, and there will be a backup driver. Uber chose D..C. in part to give lawmakers a better view of their work – federal officials are weighing the cost and benefits of the expensive push from the tech and auto industry for self-driving cars. 


Annoy Georgetowners with this one weird trick

Say Georgetown’s homes are dominated by the Federal style of architecture and you’ll get a brick with “VICTORIAN!!” thrown at you. (We kid.)


The Blue Line’s thin excuses

Blueline Security Services was once profiled in the Post, but the company’s founders were part of significant lawsuits, DOJ probes, and settlement payments during their time on the Prince George’s County police force.

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Just FYI, today is March for Life

Trump is going to be the first President to attend the annual anti-abortion, anti-reproductive rights, anti-woman, anti-human rally. So just be ready when you step out into the city today to direct someone asking the way to the White House Ellipse to, say, Navy Yard or Takoma instead.


Cowork with us

We’re back at Eaton House for another Locale! Hang out, talk shop, nap on a fancy couch, and linger for drinks afterwards (or join us there even if you can’t cowork!). Space for coworking is limited so reserve a ticket; happy hour is open to all. (10am-5pm)


To car or not to car

It’s the DC Auto Show, and if that strikes you as gross, you can sign up to protest with Sierra Club against GM, Toyota and Chrysler for their decision to side with the Trump administration on climate action. (Or maybe we can be more like Germany with their massive climate protests at the Frankfurt auto show 👀)


Satuday: Abbondanza!

Sonny’s Pizza hosts a late nite natural wine party (unlimited pours baby!) with slices, treats, and dancing and a DJ. (10:30pm)

Sunday: Pitch in for Australia

Drag, sexy kangaroos and Kylie Minogue on the sound system are working together at Pitchers to raise money for the wildlife and people of Australia affected by the horrendous fires. (4 pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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