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Local News Now (Washington, DC): Hyper-local news blogs in the the DC metro area focused on reporting breaking news in select District neighborhoods.

Local Vape Shop Threatened by Tobacco Tax Reclassification

Fadi Khalaf is worried a new law could send his business up in smoke — or rather, vapor.



Electrical Fire Injures Three at Former Shaw Junior High

Two people are in critical condition and one person has serious but non-life threatening injuries after a building at the former site of the Shaw Junior High School (925 Rhode Island Avenue NW) suffered an electrical fire today around 11:18 a.m. 
Contributed reporting alongside editor Tim Reagan

Meet the Neighbors: The Argonaut Owners Scott Magnuson and Shaaren Pine

Five years after a fire incinerated half of their restaurant, the owners of The Argonaut on the H Street corridor still are serving the neighborhood that helped them recover.

Historic District Growth Near Union Station Irks Some Locals

Frustration is lingering among some Capitol Hill property owners after a failed attempt to stop the expansion of the area’s historic district.

Capitol Hill Brewer’s Descendant Hopes Alley Will Carry on Businessman’s Legacy

A neighborhood government commission’s request to name a Hill East alley after the owner of a defunct area brewery has received the support of one of the businessman’s descendants.