Adult Children Move Back to Washington Suburbs: The Washington Examiner's Liz Farmer notices that new US Census data is showing that Washington suburbs are finding a boost of young adults moving back in with their parents. The trend is likely the result of two main factors: a reduction of high-paying jobs thanks to tough economic times and lack of affordable apartments in the suburbs.
Faux Cab Driver Wanted by Police: DC police are looking for a man who poses as a cab driver who is suspected of two incidents of sexual assault that took place earlier this month.
Bikeshare Offers Reverse Rewards: Capital Bikeshare, which has recently expanded its membership, has launched a reverse rewards program in hopes of encouraging riders who might use the service for a reverse commute to do so. The rewards program, in which riders can earn points from taking bikes from "typically full" stations to "typically empty"stations, starts June 1.
City Officials Pay Bump Proposed: DC Mayor Vince Gray proposed a bill that would bump top-paid officials in city government by up to $100,000, the Washington Examiner reports. Top salaries are currently capped at $179,000, but Gray has proposed two additional tiers which could pay city officials $225,000 or $279,000. Gray says this move is to retain "a well-qualified work force."
Brand New Prison Sits Empty: Grayson County in southwestern Virginia just completed a $105-million, 1,024-bed prison facility is currently sitting empty. The Washington Post reports that in the recession, the projected 1,000-per-year prison population growth didn't pan out. Even if the facility sits empty, it costs $700,000 a year to maintain.
Internal Investigation Into Arrest of Dancers at Memorial: Remember when a federal court upheld a ban on dancing at memorials? Now WJLA is reporting that the US Park Police are conducting an internal investigation into whether park police were too aggressive in arresting of the original demonstrators who launched the series of lawsuits over the ban.