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DC Area Ranks 17th in Connecting Workers to Jobs; FCC Official Steps Through Revolving Door: Morning Links

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Metro System Ranks 17th in Connecting Workers to Jobs: A new report shows that though 82 percent of working-age adults in the Washington area live near a Metro stop, only 37 percent of jobs are accessible via public transit within 90 minutes. This ranking put us behind some surprising places such as Honolulu and Salt Lake City. [Washington Examiner]

Comcast Gets a Lobbyist From the FCC: Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission who approved the Comcast-NBC merger in recent months, has announced she will be joining Comcast as a lobbyist. [The Atlantic]
Kaine, Allen Agree on Something:
Virginia US Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen agree that the Dulles Airport's pushback on an above-ground rail project to connect to the Metro system should give way to the state and local governments funding the project. [Washington Examiner]
Zombies (Sign) in Falls Church:
A "Caution Zombies Ahead" sign has appeared in Falls Church. No zombie sightings so far. [Washington Post]

The Wizards Become the Monuments?: Dan Steinberg contemplates whether the new Wizards rebranding effort is just a stepstone to becoming the Washington Monuments. [Washington Post]
"Adams Morgan" on T Street:
One resident—who is apparently fervently opposed to the proposed Post Office Bistro on 1400 T Street, Northwest—slipped frantic notes under neighbors' doors urging them to vote against the establishment's liquor license. [Prince of Petworth]
Trump's Big Secret:
Donald Trump divulges the secret behind his signature hair style. [Rolling Stone]

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