Washington Post reporter/blogger covering DC/MD/VA.

Want the Redskins to change their name? Change yours to ‘White Liberal Angst,’ Va. lawmaker says.

washingtonpost.com — Earlier this week, the Arlington County Board passed a resolution urging the Washington football team to change its name, calling it "objectionable ... a racist slur and derogatory."

Is pricey Shaw a model for retaining affordability amid regentrification?

washingtonpost.com — Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro took a rainy walking tour through the Shaw neighborhood Thursday to highlight the success of public investments in affordable housing and commercial development.

Rich D.C. residents like to cheat on their spouses, according to dating Web site for cheating spouses

washingtonpost.com — The District once again lives up to its TV drama-concocted reputation. The city topped a list ranking the country's most adulterous cities for the third year in a row. The dubious title comes courtesy of Ashleymadison.com, a dating Web site for married people looking for extramarital affairs, which culled through its membership data to determine which cities have the most members per capita.

D.C. has the third-best parks in the country, rankings show

washingtonpost.com — Ninety-seven percent of D.C. residents live within a half-mile of a park. That ease of accessibility and the quality of the city's parks earned the District the third spot on a list of the best cities for parks in the country, according to an annual ranking released Wednesday by the Trust for Public Land, a national organization that advocates for parks in neighborhoods across the country.

How one politician wants to quiet down D.C.’s noisy bars

washingtonpost.com — One evening last March, D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange (D-At Large) hit the Dupont clubs with three of his constituents. With a sound meter in hand, the group cut through the alleys behind the bars and weaved through the lines of people on sidewalks waiting to enter the establishments, measuring the sounds emanating from these popular weekend spots along the way.

Mosquitoes like Washington more than most other cities

washingtonpost.com — The Washington area is the third-worst mosquito region in the country, according to a new ranking from pest-control company Orkin. The rankings looked at where Orkin provided the most customers with mosquito treatments in 2014 and does not account for an area's population size, so swat these rankings with some skepticism.

PSA: If you find a Capital Bikeshare bike, don’t try to sell it on Craigslist

washingtonpost.com — Capital Bikeshare has more than 3,000 bikes in its fleet. Of those, 126 have been reported stolen and 25 of those are still missing. It seems that a person in possession of one of these missing bikes wanted to see if he or she could make a few extra bucks off this shiny, free red bike and sell it on Craigslist for $40.

Are you young and married? Chances are you don’t live in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — D.C. is decidedly liberal. Seventy-five percent of the city's voters are registered Democrats, which, according to new data, correlates to the reality that if you grow up in D.C., you're not likely to marry young.

Six cities that do biking better than D.C.

washingtonpost.com — The District is the seventh most-bikeable large city in the country, lagging behind a slew of cities that typically dominate such lists, according to a new ranking from real estate firm Redfin. Minneapolis topped the list, which only included cities with a population of more than 300,000 people, followed by San Francisco and Portland.

Trying to get to New York? Airlines and bus companies add trips to meet demand after Amtrak crash

washingtonpost.com — In the aftermath of Tuesday night's tragic Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, the train company has said service along the Philadelphia-to-New York corridor will be shuttered through the weekend. That's left commuters making the popular D.C.-to-New York commute scrambling for other transportation options and filling up the planes and buses that make that trek.
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May 22, 2015

Someone profanely hacked the blog of the VA State Sen who is very pro the Washington football team name farm9.staticflickr.com/8798/177580019…

May 22, 2015

D.C.'s promisng, "most thrilling" rapper doesn't know Tupac, but can sing any go-go song word for word washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

May 22, 2015

RT @jfdulac: Want the Redskins to change their name? Change yours to 'White Liberal Angst,' Va. lawmaker says. wpo.st/YaVI0 @PerryStein

May 22, 2015

Can Shaw be a model for retaining affordable housing amid gentrification? Bowser and HUD's Julian Castro think so. washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…

May 21, 2015

Hey, @wcp is hiring for my old City Desk gig. It's a great job where you're guaranteed to learn & write lots. APPLY! washingtoncitypaper.com/pages/workhere/

May 21, 2015

DC cops are arresting ppl in poor nabes for blocking sidewalks.Blocking sidewalks.Great investigation by @willsommer washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/47171…

May 20, 2015

RT @willsommer: From FOIA: @mayorbowser declined to be photographed with WaPo Peeps contest winners. What could have been. pic.twitter.com/9cDhj5BgIb

May 20, 2015

Once again, DC has largest share of pop. registered on AshleyMadison.com--dating site for marital affair seekers washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

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