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New Law Could Ban Sidewalk Biking Beyond Downtown D.C. — The debate over the etiquette of biking on a sidewalk could soon be resolved on some city streets if a newly introduced law makes it past the D.C. Council. Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham introduced legislation today that would make biking on a sidewalk illegal when there is a bike lane running in the same direction available.

Judge Denies District’s Request to Reconsider Handgun Ruling — A judge's order to overturn the District's total ban on carrying guns place will stay in place for now. U.S. District Senior Judge Frederick Sullin Jr. denied today the District's request for the court to reconsider his July ruling declaring the city's concealed carry ban unconstitutional, the Legal Times reported.

Police: Georgetown Rabbi’s Voyeurism Not Limited to Ritual Shower Area — New court documents reveal that the scope of the investigation into the Georgetown rabbi extends far beyond the six misdemeanor counts of voyeurism the rabbi was charged and pleaded not guilty to on Wednesday.

D.C. Health Dept. Launches Ebola Preparedness Web Page — The head of the District's Department of Health says the city is taking all precautions to make sure it's prepared for any possible Ebola case. Director and Chief Medical Office Joxel Garcia wrote on the city's newly launched Ebola website Thursday that D.C.

White House Fence Jumper Hit With Additional Charges — The Texas man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a folding knife on Sept. 19 was indicted on additional charges relating to the incident today, the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C. announced. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was initially indicted on Sept.

Introducing the D.C. 180 Tourism Campaign! — REALLY, @DCBOEE?! REALLY?! RT @JTinDC: This upside down flag is why we can't have nice elections. - Tom Bridge (@tbridge) October 16, 2014 The D.C. Board of Elections has started mailing out more than 300,000 election guides to voters' homes. One thing even not-very-astute D.C. residents will notice: The D.C.

Rabbi Allegedly Spied on At Least Six Naked or Partially Naked Women Participating in Jewish Ritual — The rabbi at modern Orthodox Kesher Israel synagogue in Georgetown set up a hidden camera that captured at least six women totally or partially undressed on the congregation's property, according to a complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court. The women, the complaint alleges, were in the changing and preparation area of the mikveh, a ritual Jewish cleansing bath.

Why the Georgetown Rabbi’s Alleged Voyeurism Is So Depraved — There is no instance in which violating someone's body should be considered anything less than reprehensible. These violations, as we learn over and over, come in many forms. There are the unwanted catcalls on the street, the stealing of nude photos off someone's phone, and, most horribly, rape.

Georgetown Rabbi Allegedly Spied on People During Religious Ritual — District police removed a black Sony Dream Machine radio clock and camera as evidence on Sunday from Kesher Israel in Georgetown-the modern orthodox synagogue whose rabbi was arrested Tuesday on voyeurism charges. Police arrested Rabbi Barry Freundel at his nearby Georgetown home Tuesday and he is expected to appear in D.C.

Hailo Cab App to Cease All North American Operations, Close Office in D.C. — This isn't a good sign for the cab industry. Hailo, the app that e-hails cabs for a surcharge, is shutting down its operations in North America, saying it can't compete in the current market. The company has a bright yellow D.C. office on Florida Avenue and Eighth Street NW.
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Oct 17, 2014

RT @wcp: A judge denied D.C.'s request to reconsider a ruling that overturned the city's handgun carrying ban:…

Oct 16, 2014

And @Darrow_M finally gets his first upside down byline for all the upside down photos he took for this post…

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