VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. sports fans may have to pay a little more to watch their teams next fiscal year, the D.C. Wire reports. (Nationals fans, you’re exempt.) A D.C. Council committee is recommending the adoption of a new tax on sporting events to generate an estimated $3.7 million in revenue to fund city […]

VIA WTOP: The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum has reopened after a UPS delivery truck broke through a barrier and crashed into the building and the Sculpture Garden. The 16-foot truck sheared off an ornamental light pole and plowed through a row of flower pots. It went into the plate-glass window of the museum’s lobby about 8:30 […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Montgomery County Public Schools’ tax-supported operating budget has grown by more than 75 percent in the last decade, far outpacing the growth of other county agencies. Even this year, as the county and schools fight over potential cuts to the schools’ funding and the county faces a $1 billion shortfall, the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: In January, Metro waited more than a day to notify the oversight group charged with monitoring its safety that a maintenance vehicle carrying 20 workers slid on an icy Red Line track into a stopped truck. The communications gaffe violated safety protocols, one more concern after months of safety problems forced […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of same-sex marriage, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found. A clear majority of people responding to the poll — 55 percent — also say that if gays get married in another […]

Where Strength and Joy Are Found TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary” (I Chronicles 16:27, AMP) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Do you need more strength and joy in your life? The Bible tells us that in God’s presence there is fullness […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Tonette Sivells, the first in her family to graduate from college, saved her money to achieve another dream: buying her first home, in Congress Heights. But when a community group suggested opening a home for at-risk youths, she and other neighbors opposed it, because there are four programs to help the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: A proposed tax on sugary drinks in the District of Columbia has the Big Soda lobby all shook up. Dozens of soft drink workers and advocates — many of them decked in the bright reds and blues of Coke and Pepsi — flooded the city council Friday to protest against a […]

VIA WTOP: Police continue to investigate the murder of a Ballou High School senior who interned for D.C. Council member Michael Brown. The body of Alonte Sutton, 18, of Southeast was pulled out of a ravine in a wooded area near the 200 block of Newcomb Street in Southeast Sunday morning. The area is near […]

VIA CNN: President Obama took a key step in cementing his judicial legacy Monday, nominating Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, the 50-year-old Kagan will become the 112th Supreme Court justice. She would be the third woman on the nine-member bench and the fourth […]