News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: December 3

People from Maryland need to watch their mouths, and other things to know tonight.

Photograph by Melissa Romero.

DC Mayor Vince Gray is running for reelection, but he really doesn’t want to talk about the last campaign. [Capital Comment]

The DC Council approved a bill raising the minimum wage to $11.50 hour by 2016. [Post]

Walmart’s first two stores in the District open tomorrow on H St., Northeast, and Georgia Ave., Northwest. [Washington Business Journal]

People from Maryland have the second-filthiest mouths in the United States, according to some [bleeping] chart. [The Atlantic]

Marijuana legalization campaign will take donations via Bitcoin. [WAMU]

Head cheerleader Thomas Boswell explains why Nationals fans should be excited about new pitcher Doug Fister. [Post]

You can take a yoga class at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. [Well + Being]

Metro advertisement suggests women are more interested in their shoes than why the Red Line is late. [DCist]

The Capitol Christmas tree was lit this evening. The National Christmas Tree will be lit on Friday. [Capital Comment]

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.