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Local steps up to fix Washington Monument

Thanks to David Rubenstein for donating $7.5 million to help repair earthquake damage to the Washington Monument. I don’t care if the guy is a ba-zillionaire, it’s a grand offer when ponying up $7.5 million. The federal government is paying … Continue reading

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Earthquake damage to Arlington House

Visitors aren’t allowed upstairs at Arlington House high above Arlington National Cemetery after the Aug. 23 earthquake created several long cracks against the back wall. While already amid renovations to install climate control, the staircase is now considered unsafe because … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, a plane . . . inspecting the Washington Monument

It gives me the willies just looking up at this. Engineers began inspecting the top exterior of the Washington Monument for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that created cracks and falling debris. They’ll rappel down today. No word on … Continue reading

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