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Congress won’t recognize us as a state but your candle might

Chances are, you’ve seen sponsored ads for Homesick’s candles meant to capture the smells, and associated nostalgia, of specific geographic locations. DC smells like “cherry blossoms in full bloom, stone-faced buildings, and leather-bound books in a sunlit library.” Or so we’re led to believe. Reader, we think y’all can do better: What does the state candle of DC smell like?

 

How tolls work now—and how they might soon

After a year of traffic tolls on Interstate 66, commuters’ behavior has changed—but instead of pushing drivers to mass transit, they’re just commuting outside the toll hours. WABA wants to go beyond that by implementing congestion tolls for coming into DC, .

 

Millennials: killing canned tuna while also advancing board of ed initiatives

Prince George’s County new school board was sworn in last week, and 5 of the 9 newly elected members are in their 20s; the national median age of school board members is 59. The millennial electees bring a sense of urgency to a field susceptible to bureaucracy and politics—and a watchdog duty to expose deeper corruption within the county system.

 

In France, local news really matters

That’s one takeaway over an analysis that showed Yellow Vests protests flared in areas where Facebook was experimenting with showing more local news content in their Newsfeed.

 

That’s known as an end-around

Washington Football Club owner Dan Snyder is apparently working directly with Congressional Republicans to secure public funding for a new stadium at the RFK site. While Bowser seems receptive, the DC Council has so far scuttled such talk.

 

Also || Labor talks at NPR come to a head over temp status, students lobby GW not to eliminate a Jackie Robinson legacy project, ebay removes signed pics of the shot that concussed Cap’s Tom Wilson

Second-to-Last Call for 730 Showcase!

Don’t forget to come by Bravo Bar tomorrow night for Born Dad and Jacuzzi Suit! Hear a bop, eat a Shot Dog, hang with fellow readers and 730 writers. If you’ve got ideas for places you’d like to see tunes for a future Showcase, drop us a line.

 

A different kind of holiday shopping

Empty your amazon cart and check out the shopping list for Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, which includes anything from books and art supplies for children in transitional housing and incarcerated teens to water filters for families in Haiti. Buy a gift in someone’s name and do a little good. (any time)

 

Feel fancy

Hang out in the Willard lobby and you might catch an a cappella version of Toto’s “Africa,” overpriced cocktail optional. (5:30pm)

 

Also || Profs & Pints: Answers from an Asteroid, dinner honoring Muslim human rights defenders

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Hayden Higgins, David Meni, Lily Strelich, Jessica Sheng
Sponsored by: Quorum

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