Don Beyer, a former lieutenant governor of Virginia, won the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. Jim Moran in the 8th Congressional district. Beyer got 45% out of seven candidates, though turnout was low. (Post) Twitter
Former Republican DC councilmember Carol Schwartz is shaking up the mayoral race by declaring her candidacy as an independent. But is she just trying to help Muriel Bowser and split David Catania’s voters? (WAMU) Twitter
Bowser would keep Henderson
Muriel Bowser said last night she would keep Kaya Henderson as DC schools chancellor if elected mayor. Previously, she’d been unwilling to promise one way or the other. (Post) Twitter
When will Maryland Avenue get safer?
A DC head librarian was badly injured when a cab driver hit her in an intersection on Maryland Avenue on Capitol Hill. Residents say the area is dangerous and DDOT is taking too long to fix it. (WAMU) Twitter
Four alternatives for North-South streetcar
DDOT has narrowed the options to four for the north-south streetcar. All use Georgia Avenue, but vary below U Street and in Southwest. Some go toward Silver Spring. Will any of them get built? (City Paper) Twitter