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Tom Sherwood's Notebook

It was a simple campaign clarion call. Marion Barry, former street activist, former school board member and D.C. Council member, was running for mayor. And “Take a Stand” posters flooded the District. Barry ran a progressive, upstart campaign against incumbent Mayor...
Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd has a political mess on his hands. Somebody’s been bad at accounting for tens of thousands of dollars in a campaign report. A new audit from the Office of Campaign Finance is withering....
A lot is going on. First, the fun stuff. Opening day for the Nationals is Monday against the Miami Marlins. Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the...
It seems that every jurisdiction in America — maybe except Mayberry, N.C. — wants to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The District of Columbia this week released four potential sites for the headquarters that could consume up to 8...
Try Googling the late civil rights icon Julian Bond. In a life full of activism, historic achievement and honors, none of the pictures show him relaxing quietly on a bench. But this week a bench took center stage. “He liked the idea...
Metered street parking downtown is difficult to find. City transportation officials say as much as one-fourth of downtown traffic results from cars and trucks circling, looking for street parking convenient to wherever they’re going. Your Notebook has worn out our Twitter...
It’s not Thanksgiving. It’s not Christmas. There’s been no flood, no fire, no terror attack. But, you are still needed. Yes, you. And you especially are needed now. Monsignor John Enzler of Catholic Charities says the need is great year round, especially the summer....
New Ward 8 D.C. Council member Trayon White — like any new member — is still feeling his way around the ins and outs of how the council operates. But White was in his element Monday on the issue of...
Turkey, tinsel and traffic. The holiday season is here. Our news media love to report the AAA estimates for holiday travel. This year the auto lobby group estimated that nearly 51 million Americans would be traveling 50 miles or more...
Jay Wu moved to Washington a couple of years ago after graduating from Swarthmore College with a major in linguistics. According to the Linguistic Society of America, the field helps the understanding of “how language influences the way in which...

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