The Morning News: Snow’s Coming

Capital Weather Gang suggests we’ll get one to three inches, followed by rain in the District. Less to the south and east, more to the north and west. Be prepared for a nasty evening rush.

Weekend Platform Repairs to Slow Metro

Metro Center will be getting some heavy duty platform repair this weekend, causing delays of up to 30 minutes, so if you avoid the literal center of the Red, Blue and Orange liens, by all means, do. This weekend is the first of two weekends that WMATA will be fixing platform sag on the red line platforms. Presidents Day Weekend will also suck for transit.

Rhee Promises Change in Schools Facility Plan

DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has promised that changes to her facilities plan will be made, though the extent of these changes is currently unknown. Rhee had announced that she would close 23 schools, but that plan may well change in the near future, in response to feedback from the community.

Hearsay Now Considered News at NBC4

A Lieutenant in the DC Fire Department is alleged to have read an insensitive letter aloud at a DC Firehouse, and is now under investigation. The following quote is all I have to go on, but I suspect it’s regarding a new fireman’s orientation: “He’s a Libra,” the letter said. “Boy George is his favorite singer. He’s originally from Calvert County, but looking for a one-room, two-person apartment in the Dupont Circle area.” I suspect tone is certainly more telling than content at this point.

Driver Fees on Repeal Path

The Virginia Bad Driver Fees are on the long road to repeal, passing a bill out of a Senate subcommittee yesterday. Don’t get excited just yet, there’s a long way to go before a vote.

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