News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 16

Gas leaks under city streets, more toxic waste in Spring Valley, and more to worry about tonight.

Ferris wheel to tide over National Harbor visitors until the casino gets built. [Capital Comment]

Chevy Chase, DC, is considered the fourth-hottest neighborhood in the entire country for 2014. [Open House]

Researchers find 6,000 natural gas leaks in District’s aging pipe network. [Post]

Also, 11 years in, the Army is still digging up World War I-era toxic waste in Spring Valley. [Capital Comment]

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says his current employer should change its name. [Capital Comment]

DC’s mayoral candidates like being compared to Bill de Blasio, but not to San Francisco. [Loose Lips]

Merger between American Airlines and US Airways means fewer flights from Reagan National to small cities. [WAMU]

Cleveland Park steak frites joint Medium Rare gets a Capitol Hill offshoot. [Best Bites]

A users guide to this weekend’s panda gawking. [Capital Comment]

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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.