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Jaywalkers give in to peer pressure, study says

You could be playing a dangerous game of follow the leader -- and not even know it.

Tags: jaywalking , Behavioral Ecology , Pedestrian , Constitution Avenue , Max Smith , Gary Emerling , pedestrian safety

Sunday - 11/14/2010, 09:12pm EST

From the National Mall: A Veteran's Story

Every war veteran must sacrifice. Some to spend most of their lives doing it.

Tags: Veterans Day , Neal Augenstein , Albert Moore , Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 10:24am EST

Metro knew of escalator problems before accident

Metro was aware of dangerous issues with escalator brakes a month before an accident at the L'Enfant Plaza station injured six people -- one of them seriously.

Tags: Metro , escalators , L'Enfant Plaza Metro station , Vertical Transportation Excellence , Rally To Restore Sanity , March To Keep Fear Alive , Metro Board of Directors , Gallery Place Metro station , Lisa Farbstein , Adam Tuss

Monday - 11/08/2010, 03:11pm EST

A D.C. weekend survival guide

Huge rallies, an annual holiday and one of the city's largest and most wide-spread events converge into a perfect storm in the D.C. area this weekend, to say nothing of the usual smattering of fetes and road closings around town.

Tags: Marine Corps Marathon , Rally To Restore Sanity , March To Keep Fear Alive , Stephen Colbert , Jon Stewart , Paul D. Shinkman

Friday - 10/29/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Last-minute changes to the marathon course

Unexpected construction along the Marine Corps Marathon route has forced some course changes for the race this Sunday.

Tags: Marine Corps Marathon , madison drive , Rick Nealis , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 03:25pm EDT

Reflecting Pool shuts down for upgrades

Improvements to the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall that start later this month will close the iconic tourist attraction to the general public for up to two years.

Tags: Michelle Basch , Paul D. Shinkman , reflecting pool , Bill Line , National Park Service

Monday - 10/04/2010, 10:54am EDT

Some rally goers treated for heat related injuries

The tens of thousands of people crowded onto the National Mall have kept D.C. Fire and E.M.S. crews busy.

Tags: D.C. Fire and EMS , Pete Piringer ,

Saturday - 08/28/2010, 02:38pm EDT

New 30-year plan installed to improve National Mall

With help from 20 federal and local agencies, as well as more than 30,000 written comments, the National Park Service has created a plan to improve the appearance of the Mall over the next 30 years.

Tags: National Park Service , Bill Line

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 08:46pm EDT

Sea of pink floods the National Mall for the 2010 Global Race for the Cure

More than 40,000 people from around the world, most wearing pink, have flooded the National Mall on a steamy morning to raise money for breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.

Tags: Race for the Cure , breast cancer , Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , Metro

Friday - 06/04/2010, 10:37am EDT

Section of National Mall headed for makeover

The National Park Service has proposed using $30 million for restoration work on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial.

Tags: Washigton D.C. , Lincoln Memorial , World War II Memorial , reflecting pool

Monday - 03/29/2010, 02:34pm EDT
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