Breakfast links: Governments get the message
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Maryland getting tougher on bad drivers:
Maryland is making texting while driving a primary offense. The state will also allow criminal prosecution
of negligent drivers who kill cyclists or pedestrians. Previously, such drivers only faced fines. (Post)
Housing prices are more than supply and demand:
Increasing a neighborhood's housing supply won't hold down prices
if new neighborhood amenities accompany the new housing. In fact, newcomers may fight newer development projects. (Forbes)
Whither the young preservationists?:
Preservationists saved much of DC's beautiful architecture from demolition. Now that the heavy lifting is done, is attention to decks, windows and compatibility of new buildings antagonizing the public
? (City Paper)
ANCs make their own rules:
A Ward 5 ANC stands accused of misappropriation of tax dollars, illegal secrecy, and general irresponsibility. Several DC officials admit they have no legal means to force ANCs
to obey the law. (Washington Times)
Some stations have 4th, 5th, and 6th rails:
WMATA is storing replacement rails on the trackbed
so they can install the new rails quickly during upcoming maintenance sessions. The new rails are clamped together lest they get loose. (HuffPo DC)
It's curtains for the Lincoln Theatre:
The Lincoln Theatre on U Street is nearing bankruptcy. Its board blames the mayor
for not subsidizing it enough and they demand another city bailout. (Washington Times)
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