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by Sean Meehan — August 28, 2015 at 9:45 am 0

U.S. Capitol flowers (Photo via Twitter/SenateSergeantAtArms)

Pilot Who Landed Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol Raises Thousands of Dollars for Defense — Douglas Hughes, the man who landed a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol grounds in April, has raised almost $10,000 online to fund his defense. [WTOP]

Hill East ANC Commissioner Criticizes Metro After Safety Drill — ANC 6B Commissioner Denise Krepp said the safety drill that Metro held in the Stadium-Armory Metro station last weekend left her with “little confidence” in the agency’s preparedness for a smoke or fire incident. [PoPville]

Protected Bicycle Lanes Planned for C Street NE — The District Department of Transportation plans to install bicycle lanes along C Street NE between 16th Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE with a landscaped barrier separating cyclists from car traffic. [Greater Greater Washington]

Grant Memorial Near U.S. Capitol to be Restored  — The restoration of a bronze memorial to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant outside the U.S. Capitol sheds light on the original sculptor’s agonizing efforts. [Washington Post]

Photo via Twitter/SenateSergeantAtArms

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