NEWS ROUNDUP: What we’re talking about in DC this week

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Here’s what we were talking about this week.  Tell us what was on your mind!

Maybe you should just walk? The DC Taxicab Commission voted unanimously to approve a 44% fare hike, driving the cost of a cab ride from $1.50 to $2.16 per mile, according to NBC4.

Have you bought your tickets?  The Howard Theatre is back after sitting empty for 30 years. NPR wrote a great piece on the history of the theatre. After six years and $29 million in renovations, the theatre will welcome such acts as Wanda Sykes (tomorrow), Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), and The Roots, and will host a Sunday Gospel Brunch every week featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Were you stuck in traffic like me? For those trying to navigate the Navy Yard area after the Nats home opener yesterday, the game was an epic fail…but for those cheering on the home team it was time to celebrate after the nail biting finish, according to SB Nation’s blog Federal Baseball.

Is this a streak? In other DC sports news, the Washington Wizards won back-to-back games this week for only the second time this season, according to The Washington Post, with fairly sizable victories over both the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic.  Hopefully they can continue the streak with a win tonight over the Linsanity-less Knicks.

Can the Caps come back? In final sports news from the District, the Caps lost Game 1 to the Boston Bruins on Thursday. But according to the Washington Times, they aren’t letting that get them down.


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