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Less Money, More Problems: Transportation and housing costs are eating up as much as 72 percent of some Washington area families’ incomes. -4

The New Old Post Office: Donald Trump‘s remodel of the Old Post Office looks, for now, remarkably restrained. +3

U-Turn Justice: Mayor Vince Gray issued an executive order today that makes it illegal to make a U-turn across the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane. +3

Case Solved?: Police have arrested a 46-year-old man for the July murder of a H Street NE deli owner in her store. +/- 0

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 28 Today’s score: +2 Wednesday’s Needle rating: 30