Elise Apelian

Smithsonian may charge for admission

Admission to the Smithsonian Institution may set visitors back $7.50, after a government task force proposed cutting the Smithsonian’s budget. The National Commission on Fiscal Reform – a bipartisan task force created by President Barack Obama – proposed a $225 million funding cut for the Smithsonian Nov. 10. The commission – whose main objective is […]

Senator seeks to increase access to the pill

Women may be able to obtain their birth control for free, if the government determines that birth control counts as preventative care for women. Under an amendment to the health care reform bill authored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., women will be provided free access to preventative care – which could include prescription birth control […]

7-Eleven looks to lengthen hours

The 7-Eleven behind GW Hospital hopes to stay open 24 hours a day, but members of the Foggy Bottom Association want the convenience store to prove their late-night hours will not attract rowdy students. Owners Shala and Sam Bahrami, a mother and son duo, broached the subject at the FBA’s meeting Tuesday night. Their proposal […]

D.C. faced ‘worst summer weather’

Washingtonians had some wacky weather this summer, and others from outside the Beltway have taken note. The Weather Channel gave the D.C. metro area the distinction of having had the worst summer weather in the U.S. this year. D.C. earned the top spot based on the number of damaging thunderstorms, consistent high heat and drought […]