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Before Ferguson 2014, there was Mount Pleasant 1991

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., is far from a case of first impressions. Another civil disturbance with much in common with Ferguson took place in Mount Pleasant in 1991, where residents rioted after a Latino man was shot by police. Reporters from WAMU-FM and WRC-TV caught up with former mayor Sharon Pratt to ask her impressions of Ferguson and […]

Morning Roundup: Cloud Edition

In the news: Cops and Robbers run cancelled, baby born on I-66 in Arlington, and more. [ more › ]

Go Home Already: Cafe Couple

End-of-day news: Bob McDonnell takes stand in corruption case, majority of D.C. cops live outside city, and more. [ more › ]

The Best Record Labels In The D.C. Area

The DCist staff discusses some of their favorite local record labels—from longtime staples to exciting up-and-coming ones. [ more › ]

Obama: Journalist James Foley's 'Life Stands In Stark Contrast To His Killers'

"Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world." [ more › ]

Funeral For Murdered D.C. Toddler Held As Police Continue Search For Suspect

Police allege that 25-year-old Davon Wallace shot at a Landover, Md. house several times. [ more › ]

Get Cheap-As-Hell Pizza And Beer At Mellow Mushroom Today

75 cent beer at Mellow Mushroom today to celebrate their 40th anniversary. REPEAT: 75 CENT BEER. [ more › ]

Metro Pays $4.2 Million Over Alleged No-Bid Contract

The former employee who brought the whistleblower suit, Shahiq Khwaja, received $390,00 from WMATA over a wrongful termination claim. [ more › ]

About Tonight: August 20, 2014

Tonight: Beer and popcorn, slam poetry, and more. [ more › ]

This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Dave Weckl, Ramsey Lewis, Akua Allrich, "Lil" John Roberts, plus much more. [ more › ]

Your Obligatory Metro Weekend Track Work Post: August 22-24

Praise be! There's very minimal scheduled track work for all Metro lines this weekend. [ more › ]

Park Southern is a federal case

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) has passed on investigating the management of the Park Southern Apartments; there’s no indication that the Office of the Inspector General has taken any steps to look into it, either. But someone is...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Looking Up Edition

In the news: Police union to endorse David Catania, Tysons Corner retailers see Silver Line boost, and more. [ more › ]

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