Morning Headliners: Cab Fares to Jump 44 Percent


G’morning, DC. Let’s take a look at what’s trending inside the Beltway…

DC Growth Spurt: Vincent Gray and Rep. Darrell Issa (California) and Eleanor Holmes Norton have been conspiring to raise the District’s height regulations to 130 feet. The potential result: DC, prepare to look a whole lot like New York.

Chic-fil-A Conundrum: We ask you, will your craving for the best chicken under the sun overcome your moral fiber?

HIV Pays? Fort Washington couple Mark Adams and his wife Latasha Bell stand accused of embezzling $1 million in funds intended to fight global HIV infections. Their apparently worthwhile reason for allegedly stealing the cash? Extensive renovations to their home, a Cadillac EXT, and a Mercedes S550. Shame. 



DC Cab Sneak Attack: Expect your cab fares to jump 44 percent starting April 21. The DC Taxicab Commission voted unanimously to raise per-mile fares from $1.50 to $2.16, so between impending Beltway tolls, Metro fare hikes, and these newest expenses, DC is officially going for broke.

Racing Presidents: Nats fans, the home opener is finally here. We weigh in on the team’s  most important players, the Racing Presidents. Spoiler alert: Teddy will always be last.