- PHILLIPS: The benefits of defying ‘common wisdom’
- Judge strikes down Arkansas abortion law — nation’s toughest — as unconstitutional
- Court: Tenn. must recognize 3 same-sex marriages
- Russia claims to have downed U.S. drone over Crimea region; Pentagon denies
- John Daly shoots 90 at PGA Tour event: ‘I’m falling apart’
- Police: Man arrested in West Virginia may be linked to Alexandria killings
- Smile: Equipping cops with body-mounted cameras gains steam in Calif., N.Y.
- Obama to sign bill cutting taxpayer money for party conventions
- Half of Americans worried about second Cold War: poll
- Kermit Gosnell clinic aide who heard aborted baby scream gets 5 to 10 years in prison
By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - John Lisle
Violent storms last month and a deadly incident two weeks ago are amplifying the danger presented by falling trees and tree limbs, which can be a hazard to houses, cars, people and power lines.
The D.C. region returned to relative calm Monday after an "extraordinary week" in which a rare earthquake damaged two national icons, then Hurricane Irene arrived and knocked out power to roughly 1 million customers.
The District is a city in which most everything is political — except perhaps for potholes.
An uprising is sweeping city and suburban streets in the Washington metropolitan area.
"There has been no shift in policy. Whether city residents want speed humps or not, we are ensuring that we are more responsive to the community's requests and demands," said John Lisle, spokesman for the District Department of Transportation.
The number of speed humps in the District is "constantly changing," Mr. Lisle acknowledged, but said the seeming proliferation is more likely the result of "streamlining" the petition process by the administration of D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who was elected in November 2006.