These stories aren't brand new, but worth noting in case you missed them amid your August travels.
First is the news of a strange circumstance shooting on the 1400 block of Girard. As usual, the intrepid Jason Cherkis sums it up best over at the City Paper blog. According to the press release Cherkis posts, it sounds like some sort of mercenary police officer was the shooter.
And second is the news that our post office might be closing. I've heard complaints galore about the inconvenience of postal service in this neighborhood and do most of my mailing from work... this news, it is not good. NBC Washington is on the story.
Also - ArtBart liked the DCist take on the WaPo Target story. I, however, prefer this one: This Just In: Columbia Heights No Longer Cool (from We Love DC).