Breakfast links: The human cost of a distant trauma center

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Breakfast links: The human cost of a distant trauma center
Breakfast links The human cost of a distant trauma center



There’s no trauma center east of the Anacostia

Without a trauma center east of the Anacostia River, it takes an ambulance about 30 minutes in light traffic to transport an injured person to one of the four trauma centers clustered in Northwest Washington.  (Amanda Michelle Gomez / City Paper)

Another WMATA board member resigns

Citing a medical procedure and a “personal family matter,” Corbett Price, DC’s last principal member to the Metro board, resigned August 30 following scrutiny over his role in the ethics committee investigation into then-WMATA board chair and DC Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans.  (Jordan Pascale / WAMU)

Traffic expected to grow after Labor Day

The annual summertime lull on Washington region roads ends today, with traffic expected to increase between now and the end of September as commuters end summer vacations and return to driving children to school.  (Lori Aratani / Post)

Tuesday is the first day of school for VA and MD students

Returning to school Tuesday are public school students from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, which are Maryland’s two largest school districts, along with students living in Virginia’s Arlington and Alexandria counties. DC public schools began their school year on August 26.  (Max Smith / WTOP)

A private school in DC was given exclusive access to a public field

For the last 10 years, Maret School, a private school with an annual tuition of about $40,000, has been given exclusive after-school and Saturday use of a city-owned athletic field, which prevents a nearby Boys and Girls Club from using the field at the same time.  (Natalie Delgadillo / DCist)

Encampments below NE train tracks continue to spark conversation

Less than four months after the city displaced residents experiencing homelessness from an underpass on L Street for a public art installation, the residents have returned, prompting the NoMa BID in an open letter on August 21 to ask the city again to intervene. Many people have weighed in on the subject since the letter was sent out.   (Petula Dvorak / Post)

VA declares a state of emergency ahead of storm

Although forecasters expect Hurricane Dorian to stay offshore, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency as the hurricane continues to move toward the East Coast and is expected to affect southeastern Virginia on Thursday.   (Gina Cook / NBC4)

Is Gothenburg really the world’s most sustainable city?

With an estimated 11 years left to greatly reduce global carbon emissions before catastrophic environmental effects, Gothenburg, Sweden an industrial port city of 600,000 residents has reimagined itself as the “most sustainable city in the world” and may be a model for others to follow.  (Reif Larsen / GQ)

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