News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 11

Tuesday could feature the season’s first snowfall.

Washington might see a few snowflakes tomorrow. Nothing this bad, though. Photograph by Flickr user bobistraveling.

In Virginia’s still-undecided attorney general election, Republican Mark Obenshain’s lead over Democrat Mark Herring is down to just 17 votes. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

Home prices went up throughout the Washington area in October, with a regional median price of $380,000. Falls Church continues to be the most expensive place to live, with a median home price of $590,000. [Real Estate Business Intelligence]

Washington Hospital Center is going to lay off more than 200 employees after decreases in admissions and Medicaid payments. [Post]

There is a lot of television being made about the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. [Capital Comment]

It could snow on Tuesday. Really. [Capital Weather Gang]

JetBlue protests proposed US Airways-American Airlines merger with cheap fares out of Reagan National Airport. [JetBlue]

Here’s a nutty article arguing that cyclists are gradually eroding the rights of drivers. [Weekly Standard]

Whiskey tastings, bike parties, and other things to do this week. [After Hours]

Happy hour of the day: Wine, beer, margaritas, and nachos for $5 each at Mi Cocina (5471 Wisconsin Ave., NW) from 5 to 7 PM, and again after 9. [Best Bites]

Staff Writer

Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.