Breakfast links: Xmas trees bunch up on DC sidewalks
Breakfast links Xmas trees bunch up on DC sidewalks



Why DC sidewalks are lined with Xmas trees

Old Christmas trees have piled up on many DC sidewalks recently as the agency charged with collecting them fell behind schedule. The District Department of Public Works modified its collection process, while also underestimating the demand for pickup.  (Jacob Fenston / WAMU)

Community activists protest community policing bill

A community policing bill that would increase the number of police officers at Montgomery County schools, brought community activists out to protest the proposed legislation.   (Kate Masters / Bethesda Beat)

Solar panels could be placed on MoCo’s agricultural land

Montgomery County Council Member Hans Riemer has introduced a zoning amendment that would permit community solar companies to use agricultural land for fields of solar panels.  (Kate Masters / Bethesda Beat)

Construction begins at Amazon HQ2

Construction activity is happening at the Amazon HQ2 site. On Wednesday, a demolition crew began removing the Metropolitan Park warehouse on the site. The HQ2 towers are expected to be built by the end of 2022, and Amazon employees will start their first day in early 2023.  (Jonathan Capriel / Washington Business Journal)

Could some support animals be prohibited on flights?

The US Department of Transportation proposed a rule that would winnow down the definition of support animal to only dogs that have received training to work with people with disabilities.   (Lori Aratani / Post)

Graduate students refine DC’s housing inspection process

Georgetown University graduate students have created a tool that helps the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs better identify and inspect housing that may have housing code violations.  (Martin Austermuhle / WAMU)

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