News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 25

A winter storm just in time for Thanksgiving travel. Hooray.

The blue thing is headed our way. Image courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A DC Council committee voted in favor of a bill raising the District’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in increments by 2016. The bill does not affect restaurant employees who work for tips, despite a last-minute push by advocates for paying waiters, bartenders, and busboys closer to the standard minimum wage.

Just in time for Thanksgiving travel: an early-winter storm full snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The fun begins Tuesday at 3 AM! [Capital Weather Gang]

Democrat Mark Herring declared winner of Virginia attorney general’s race by 165 votes, all but guaranteeing a recount. [Post]

Metro will stay open late for fans coming home from FedEx Field following the game against the San Francsico 49ers. [WMATA]

DC residents are getting bigger trash and recycling bins next year. [City Desk]

Get ready to start paying for tours of the Washington National Cathedral. [Capital Comment]

Unlimited pizza and other restaurant deals for those who’d rather not make a huge Thanksgiving meal. [Best Bites]

A Frankenstein rock opera at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., NW) and other fun stuff happening this week. [After Hours]

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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.