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by Rachel Sadon November 17, 2017 at 9:15 am 0

Photo by Mike Maguire

While the Zoo’s patriarch panda is showing his age, there may soon be such a thing as a free (school) lunch, Massachusetts Avenue will be seeing changes, and other news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 16, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Photo by anokarina

A profile of D.C.’s line cooks, the results from a race pairing triathletes and bikeshares, and other news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 15, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Photo by Mike Maguire

The Bible Museum is ready for its big reveal, the Christmas bar is back, Amtrak is getting more comfortable, and other news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

The mayor went on a rat walkabout, the outcry grows over a plan to end sports on the National Mall, Anacostia is getting a bookstore and more news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Photo by Jim Havard

After hitting all kinds of heat records, D.C. marks a new low; the Health Department put the kibbosh on goat yoga; and other news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 10, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Photo by anokarina

Winter is coming (for the weekend) a month early, while &pizza quibbles with @pizza, the Shay loses yet another tenant, the National Park Service wants to ban sports from the National Mall, and other news of the day over in the District.

by Rachel Sadon November 9, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Photo by Ted Eytan

You’ve heard, by now, the big news over at DCist. Exactly one week ago, a scrappy, vital link in the increasingly fragile local news ecosystem was unceremoniously snuffed out by a union-busting billionaire.

I’m deeply proud of the work we accomplished at DCist in my two-year tenure as editor-in-chief, which was made possible by the dedication and creativity of multitudes of writers who came before us. The archives of the site serve as a record of a growing city, an encyclopedia of 13 years of life in the nation’s capital that was by turns hilarious, enraging, informative, and never boring.

As a journalistic endeavor, we aimed to be a knowledgeable friend, a site where you could have found an enterprise investigation into failing playing fields and detailed coverage of inauguration protesters next to updates about the latest protest and information about how to stream free movies courtesy of the public library. In between, we dug up stories about a bartender who inadvertently got thousands of calls from C-SPAN viewers, chronicled how black yogis are changing the largely white yoga community, warned you not to let your dog poop on this guy’s lawn, and so much more.

Each day, we started that wide-ranging conversation with our “Morning Roundup,” a compendium of the stories that we were reading and thought our audience would want to peruse as well.  There’s still excellent and vital journalism happening around town. So until further notice, and without further ado, I’ll be rounding up dozen or so of the stories each day that continue to chronicle and change life in the District of Columbia.

by ARLnow.com November 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

The closure of DCist and its sister sites in other cities last week was a big loss for local journalism.

For hundreds of thousands of monthly readers, DCist was a one-stop shop for news about the District. It also featured the work of talented local writers who covered arts and culture in the city.

While there are other outlets that cover news and happenings in the District, there is nothing that will fully replace DCist. However, we are going to try to fill at least some of the void left by its closure.

Starting tomorrow morning, former DCist editor-in-chief Rachel Sadon will be publishing a daily D.C. news link roundup here on ARLnow.

We’re calling it “Meanwhile in DC,” and it will feature links to just about everything you need to know about the day’s local news in the District. Plus, whenever possible, it will include links to the work of former DCist writers who are now covering their food, arts and culture beats elsewhere.

We think this will be a great resource for ARLnow and former DCist readers alike, and can give the DCist community a new place to congregate. However, for now it’s envisioned as a temporary resource — a sort of “popup” feature on the site, while the local news ecosystem adjusts to the big void left by DCist. There is no timeframe for how long it will run, but we hope you enjoy it.

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