A New DC True-Crime Podcast About the Lyon Sisters Debuts Today (Plus 10 More Local Podcasts We Love)
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A New DC True-Crime Podcast About the Lyon Sisters Debuts Today (Plus 10 More Local Podcasts We Love)

Published March 20, 2017 The mysterious disappearance in 1975 of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her ten-year-old sister Katharine shook Washington. The perplexing case stymied investigators and forced area parents to rethink their children’s safety for decades. Although a Virginia man, Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., is awaiting trial on murder charges for the Lyon sisters’ deaths, many questions about the … Continue reading

“Blue-Collar Cats” Get New Leases on Life By Hunting DC’s Rats
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“Blue-Collar Cats” Get New Leases on Life By Hunting DC’s Rats

Published March 16, 2017 Washington has the disgusting distinction of being the third most rat-infested city in the United States, but a new initiative from the Humane Rescue Alliance is trying to correct that with a new program called Blue Collar Cats. The program takes feral felines that come in to the shelter and pairs them with rodent-plagued businesses or homes in exchange for food … Continue reading

15 Utterly Interesting Podcasts to Binge On During the Snowstorm
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15 Utterly Interesting Podcasts to Binge On During the Snowstorm

Published March 14, 2017 Meteorologists are predicting a potentially large amount of snow to fall on DC by Tuesday morning, and that just might mean a snow day for federal workers and employees of other organizations that swear by the Office of Personnel Management’s schedule. But just because you’ll be stuck inside doesn’t mean you have … Continue reading

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Important Warning: Don’t Try to Eat Your Way Out of the Snow

Published Tuesday, March 14 Short answer: Nope, don’t eat snow. Contrary to popular dad joke, it’s not only the yellow stuff you have to worry about. Last winter, a team of Canadian (surprise) scientists determined that snow in urban areas can absorb toxic and carcinogenic pollutants from vehicle exhaust. The McGill University researchers discovered even the clean-looking “white stuff” can absorb significant … Continue reading

We’re Melting Over the Way These Teachers Helped Their Female Colleagues Celebrate International Women’s Day
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We’re Melting Over the Way These Teachers Helped Their Female Colleagues Celebrate International Women’s Day

Published March 9, 2017 Twelve male employees of Seaton Elementary School in DC decided to give their female colleagues a little break in honor of International Women’s Day Wednesday: They hung out in the cafeteria with 355 of the school’s students while 56 female teachers, clad in red, gathered for a photo and a brief child-free reprieve. Fifth grade homeroom … Continue reading

DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials
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DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials

Published March 8, 2017 Women across the country are striking or donning red Wednesday to express their commitment to gender equality. Others are abstaining from shopping except for at women- and minority-owned businesses. In honor of the day, we’ve mapped out food and drink specials and where to find female-owned businesses in Washington. Here are some of those establishments … Continue reading