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Local Gas Prices Hit New Record; DC Ranked 6th in "Hipsters": Morning Links

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DC Gas Prices Set Record High: Gasoline prices in the District have jumped 9 cents since Monday to $4.21 a gallon, 2 cents higher than the previous record. [Washington Post]

Jack Evans Once Again Trying to Roll Back DC Parking Meter Increases: The Ward 2 DC Councilmember tells Freeman Klopott that he gets "consistent complaints about the parking meters everywhere I go in my ward from residents." He's asking the council to set the rates back to the 2009 level, when it cost $1 per hour instead of $2. Greater Greater Washington's David Alpert, naturally, defends the higher fees as helping to encourage parking turnover. [Examiner]

High Tides in Annapolis Create Minor Inconveniences: A few road closures and deep puddles, but nothing much more serious than that came out of Thursday's high tides at Annapolis' City Dock. In fact, the high water helped free a sailboat that had been stranded since April. [Hometown Annapolis]

Naylor Station Development Approved: "The Prince George's County Planning Board approved with conditions Thursday a plan to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office and retail development in Temple Hills that could be home to a federal tenant." [Gazette]

Westover Market's Outdoor Entertainment Permit in Trouble? The popular Arlington market has long sought permission to make its beer garden conform to county laws, but now county staffers are apparently recommending against its application for live outdoor entertainment. The county board will vote on the matter on Saturday. [ARLNow]

DC Ranked 6th in "Hipsters": That's according to Buzzfeed, which tracked how many times people in a given state searched Google for hipster-related topics. But do actual hipsters really search for information about themselves?

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