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It’s Hump Day Already
The beauty of a three-day weekend with Monday off is that Hump Day — Wednesday — arrives so quickly. Wednesday is the hump at the top of the work week. Get it?
MPD 2nd District Has New Commander
You can see the new commander’s resume in his own words at the city’s website here. Michael Reese has replaced Matthew Klein at 2D; Klein has go to the MPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau. Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which includes Dupont-Kalorama, is in 2D.
More Winter Weather Problems
Ice closed down Capital Bikeshare yesterday until around 1 pm. This may be the only thing slowing their Winter Warriors contest, which tracks the most frequent users throughout the frigid winter. Are any of the leaders from Borderstan?
Supreme Court Declines to Review DC’s Same-Sex Marriage Law
The Washington Post reports the Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by opponents of the marriage law, upholding the D.C. Appeals Court decision. The lawsuit was intended to bring a referendum on the legality of same-sex marriage, but lower courts as well as the Appeals Court found a city-wide vote would violate the city’s Human Rights Act.
City Council Bill Introduced to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s License
In other controversial national issues with a local angle covered by the Post, D.C. City Council Members Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) introduced a bill today that would allow licenses to be given to those who do not have a Social Security card.
Tea-Party Freshman to Oversee D.C. Subcommittee
Either issue mentioned above could prompt attention from the newest Chairman of a D.C. subcommittee, DCist reports. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) will chair the newly formed Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives. How much attention he will pay to D.C., and what the outcome of that focus is likely to be is anyone’s guess at this point.
Enough Politics and Ice, Get a Drink!
Especially when a lovely place with a fireplace and warm adult beverages is in your neighborhood and makes the top 5 warm places to drink, as per Famous DC. The Tabard Inn offers hot drinks, both classic and new, and small plate pairings for only $50 on January 25, as shared by We Love DC, I want to go to there.