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Tracking the ‘Scary’ Bay Bridge Meme

It's a "scary" bridge! Did you hear the big news? The esteemed folks at Travel & Leisure magazine named Maryland's Bay Bridge one of the most scary in all the world! It's No. 9 on the list! Today,...

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TBD Tries Softcore Porn!

Looking for a new site to help you get the juices flowing? TBD might be able to help you out (with photos and video!): Gaitán asked me to start with a slow dribble out of my mouth. “Try to look sad,”...

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The Needle: Craig Goes to Congress Edition

Constituent Service: Members of the House may not get quite as much respect around D.C. as senators do—after all, there's a lot more of 'em running around. On the other hand, they're still...

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TBD’s Night of the Long Knives

Allbritton Communications is giving up on its efforts to reinvent local news for the online era. Staffers at TBD.com, launched with great fanfare by Politico's parent company last summer, were informed...

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Two Weeks Ago, TBD Was Told “No Layoffs”

Today's news that TBD.com would be laying off 12 staffers, dropping most of its sports and news coverage, and retrenching as a "niche" arts and entertainment site wasn't entirely unexpected. Just two...

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The Needle: Navigation Edition

Fully Unloaded: The job of D.C. Council chairman just got a lot less attractive; sure, there's the $190,000 annual salary, and the ability to boss around the other members of the legislature (though...

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@FishbowlDC vs. @ABeaujon

Fishbowl D.C. editor (and former Washington City Paper cover subject) Betsy Rothstein and TBD.com arts editor (and former City Paper managing editor) Andrew Beaujon matched up yesterday in a Twitter...

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FOIA’d! Crime Data From District Schools Available

I've been spending a good chunk of the morning sorting and re-sorting this list of the crimes that have occurred in District schools since 2009. TBD submitted a Freedom of Information Act request a few...

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Why Bikeshare Data Doesn’t Speak for Everyone on a Bike

Sound the data siren: Virginia Tech's released a study about Capital Bikeshare, "A Closer Look at Casual Users and Operations"! Though there's one surprising nugget—51.33 percent of Bikeshare riders...

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TBD Down to 1.5 Employees

The slow demise of erstwhile local news site TBD.com continues. News editor Ryan Kearney is leaving the site after tomorrow, he tells Washington City Paper. That will leave TBD with only 1.5 editorial...

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Fewer People Have Died In Traffic Accidents This Year

TBD's lone ranger John Hendel reports that only six people have died in traffic accidents since the beginning of the year—putting D.C. on track to having fewer traffic fatalities than it's had in 17...

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TBD Loses Its Last Employee

Allbritton's long-ailing TBD experiment is even closer to meeting its demise. Since May, TBD's staff has consisted of transportation blogger John Hendel, down from 35 editorial employees at its height...

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince: TBD Disappears From the Web

Once-promising news start-up TBD has been a ghost ship for a while now—transportation reporter John Hendel, the site's last employee, left in June—but now even its reposting of WJLA stories is over....

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The Needle: R.I.P., Joe

Mogul Passes: Joe L. Allbritton, whose Allbritton Communications was behind Politico, WJLA, and, uh, TBD, died today at 87. Allbritton's Riggs National Bank also laundered money for Chilean dictator...

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ARLnow.com to Launch Capitol Hill Neighborhood Publication

The publisher of ARLnow.com is planning to launch a local online news publication covering the Capitol Hill area sometime this fall. Scott Brodbeck, the founder of the publishing company Local News...

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