With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
Thousands of people joined a second night of protests Tuesday in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of Mike Brown.
Angry about the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, college students and activists stormed District streets and converged in front of the White House on Monday night to protest.
 
 
 

Living in D.C.

Housing

The foundation provides two two-bedroom apartments in Northwest Washington near the National Zoo for interns to live in. The apartments are furnished and are one block from a Metro stop. The apartment building is walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and other shopping. Cultural activities are just a few stops away on the Metro system.

Getting around

Interns use the Metro rail and bus system to get to work and around the city. Trains and buses run from early morning to late at night, and taxicabs are relatively inexpensive. Metro's website has a system map and a trip planner. The Scripps Howard Foundation office is two stops on Metro's Red Line from the apartment buildings. The office is four blocks from the White House in the middle of Washington's business district. Limited and expensive parking makes bringing a car to Washington impractical.

On the town

You'll never run out of things to do and places to go in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution museums are all free, as are nightly performances at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. TicketPlace and Goldstar offer reduced-price tickets to many theaters. For other cultural events, check out the Washington Post's Arts and Living Section or the Washington City Paper.

Dining

D.C. has a restaurant for every taste bud and budget imaginable. The Washingtonian magazine compiles a list of the 100 Best and best Cheap Eats restaurants. The city has many food trucks, selling everything from lobster rolls to pizza to cupcakes.

Safety and Security

The nation's capital is a relatively safe place. However, it's not a good idea to travel alone at night. Go to dinner, run or take part in other activities in pairs or groups. In the District of Columbia, the legal drinking age for alcoholic beverages is 21.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1100 13th St. N.W. - Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-408-2748