Mt. Pleasant Standoff: A man barricaded himself in a Mt. Pleasant apartment yesterday. Police shot the man after WJLA reports "a suspect with a sharp object attacked police, stabbing one officer in the arm." The man later died at Howard University Hospital.
Arlington Bus Drivers on Strike: Arlington Transit bus drivers are entering their second day of a strike. Liz Essley at the Washington Examiner writes that the union as alleges that "management sexually harassed female employees, unfairly fired a union leader, changed schedules unfairly and refused drivers bathroom breaks, telling them instead to urinate in cups."
DC Ranks First in Family-Friendly Cities: Parenting magazine has named Washington the best city to raise a family in, says Janice D’Arcy at the Washington Post. The magazine cited the city's "charm and culture" as reasons for its high ranking. Arlington, which sat at the top of Parenting's list last year, sank to number 70.
Metro Invites Rider Input on Future Lines: Metro officials are beginning to plan for the future, tossing around the addition of a possible brown line, diverting the blue line to the beltway, or splitting off a branch of the green line to reach National Harbor. They're soliciting input from area leaders and riders in the next several months, Kytja Weir at the Examiner reports. I bet the folks from Greater Greater Washington have some thoughts.
Catholic University Dorms Go Single-Sex: Catholic University President John Garvey wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal announcing the school would be bucking a national trend to make its coed dorms into single-sex residences. Garvey cites data that coed dorm dwellers are more than twice as likely to drink as motivation for the decision.