Hurray: Washington ranks as the third happiest city for young professionals. +3

Hey Now: A Washington man is charged with spray-painting “Cracker is inferior race” at Montgomery College. -1

Car Cash: Volkswagen is donating $10 million to improve the National Mall. +2

Tebow Time: Should the Pigskins pick up Tim Tebow? Sure. +1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 57 Today’s score: +5 Today’s Needle rating: 62