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Re-Union Station: A new $7 billion vision for Union Station looks super futuristic, and will double the number of trains in the station. +3

The Dish on Fish: Speaking of Union Station, Yo! Sushi opened there today. Also for lovers of raw food: Hank’s Oyster Bar opened its Capitol Hill location this week. +1

Creative Top of Class: Creative class guru (or charlatan?) Richard Florida offers another installment in his endless series of “creative class” jobs stories broken down by geographic area, and the D.C. metro area is still one of the best. D.C., Arlington, heck, even Fairfax County: They’re all so creative. +1

Suburb Trouble: Northern Virginia residents are sick of all the helicopters traversing Commonwealth air space. A variety of military, airport, and medevac copters are flying over NoVa, and they’re keeping residents up at night. -1

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 52 Today’s score: +4 Today’s Needle rating: 56