A Washington D.C. Without Marion Barry Felt Unthinkable Before This Week

After all, D.C. without the mayor-for-life was unthinkable, so I didn’t think it’d ever come to pass. He’d been shot, arrested, overused drugs and booze, and elected to office (which can’t be good for your health) more or less every four years since the District got Home Rule, and he was still around. Love Barry or hate him—and a lot of people in D.C. did one or the other, if not both—but you couldn’t ever count him out.

Washington DC high school mourns loss of teen killed in Beltway crash

Dominik Pettey, 17, was a senior at Gonzaga College High School, where he was also a hockey player. Pettey was killed early Saturday when the car he was traveling in on Interstate 495 was hit by another vehicle. The vehicle he was in had pulled over onto the side of the road because of car trouble, and another vehicle veered off the road and struck it.