Morning Links – October 13, 2011

by Lee Hernly, Editor
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King Street Metro Parking Lot

Interesting Area News

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs and web sites and found the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Metro considering changing it fare structure. Will it get rid of the ‘Peak of the Peak?’ (Dr Gridlock)
    • Metro’s board will hear a presentation Thursday on whether to change its complex fare structure as it prepares to implement a new electronic payment system in the coming years.
  • A deployed soldier battles with Fairfax County over a treehouse that may soon get the ax (Washington Post)
    • Last spring, Mark W. Grapin promised his two sons that he would build them a treehouse in the maple tree beside their Fairfax County home before he shipped out to Iraq again with the Army National Guard.
  • Bad news: NEA to consult with ACPS on teacher retention (Old Town Alexandria Patch)
    • The same NEA who believes in the power of union dues over educating our kids (You Tube)
  • Heading to D.C. this weekend? Be prepared for large crowds in several areas (NBC Washington)
    • Crowds are expected to be thicker than normal in downtown D.C. this weekend. District voting rights demonstrators, Occupy DC protesters and those attending the MLK Jr. Memorial dedication will converge around the National Mall.
  • Metro reviewing emergency response after rush hour nightmare (WUSA 9)
    • One day after a commuter nightmare, Metro officials are analyzing their response.   Tuesday, the Rosslyn Metro station was filled beyond capacity when train service was stopped Tuesday night in both directions in Clarendon.
  • An explanation of how Capital Bikeshare will be implemented in Alexandria (Greater Greater Washington)
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