Breakfast links: Prince George's future
Prince George's casino still possible: Maryland leaders are trying to resolve a standoff over the proposed National Harbor casino. The House isn't willing to offer a lower tax rate to lure the casino. (Post)
More white families moving into Prince George's: Prince George's became majority-minority in the 1970s as black families moved from the city into the county. Now, that pattern is changing as many white families move into the county. (Post)
Reckless councilmember, light punishment? : Did Prince George's councilmember Karen Toles get off too easily with a $400 fine and no points after driving recklessly? (Post letters) ... Do many other reckless driving incidents end the same way?
Bellevue library is pretty great: The new library in Bellevue (near DC's southern tip) looks boring on the outside, but has a great interior whose architecture helps separate and link activities. (City Paper)
Feds ignoring homeless?: A homeless organization says the federal government is breaking its own rules that it has to offer surplus federal property for homeless services before selling it. The group has filed a suit against OMB. (Post)
Traffic noise can give you a heart attack: Danish researchers have found that high levels of traffic noise increases the risk of heart attack. For every 10 decibels of increase in traffic noise, the risk iincreases 12%. (The Atlantic)
Deregulation cut bus ridership?: English bus ridership outside London has fallen by half since buses were deregulated in 1986. In London, where service is still regulated, ridership has grown. Are they connected? (Yorkshire Post, Ben Ross)
And...: Gaithersburg's new city planner starts in July. (Gazette) ... One woman stabbed another on an A8 Metrobus. (Post) ... DC honors properties and people that exemplify the best of historic preservation. (DC.gov)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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