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Posted at 2:56 PM ET, 08/17/2010

D.C. an "honest" town? 5 D.C.-area blogs

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. In D.C. they're already giving out sandbags? Gulp. Well today, D.C. area bloggers have some intriguing posts to help distract you from all this weather talk. Borderstan has a great story about a local businessman doing good and We Love D.C. tell us that despite the reputation of some of the folks in this town, we're pretty darn honest. (No wonder they love D.C.)

Doing good. Borderstan, has this great story about Doug Jefferies owner of Results Gym and Stroga who has led three teams of relief workers to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The first team left in July and spent 18 days in Haiti. A second team has just returned and a third team left Sunday for 18 days. So far, more than $8,000 has been donated through Results and Stroga.

Useful tools. In addition to WalkScore, which helps folks measure the “walkability” of their neighborhood, thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller you can now get a Transit Score for urban areas including Washington, Greater Greater Washington reports.

And they say this town is crooked. Turns out D.C. was the second most honest city in Honest Tea’s recent honor tea bar campaign. The Bethesda-based company set up stands in several major U.S. cities with no barriers – only a sign asking folks to pay $1 for a bottle of tea. The catch? There was a hidden camera, which recorded who paid and who didn’t. We Love D.C. has the scoop.

Urban legends and the Lincoln Memorial. Here's a fun post from one of our favorite blogs, D.C. Like a Local. Ever hear the one about the position of Lincoln’s hands spelling out his initials in American Sign Language? True or false?

Beyond D.C. poses an excellent question for those of us who like that occasional trip to the Big Apple: train or bus?

The blogosphere celebrates

Congrats to New Columbia Heights for getting 500,000 hits since its beginning in March of 2008.

Happy 2nd birthday to Capital Hill Style. I think I’ve become more fashionable just reading you.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading. We'll be back tomorrow with more intriguing posts from the D.C.-area blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 2:56 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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Thanks for the shout-out!

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