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As the Washington Post contemplates its new life with less staff and fewer resources, allow me to toss out some unsolicited advice: Kill the District Weekly, that now-useless little tabby thing that’s hidden deep inside the classified pages of your Thursday Post. This insert has gone through more ups and downs than a Six Flags rollercoaster.
I can remember some really lame editions back in the late ’90s, with a big improvement a few years back, when a woman named Judy Havemann made it her personal mission to freshen the damn thing. Havemann wrote stories, assigned them, edited them, and accounted for what may have been the District Weekly’s only heyday.
What’s left these days, if you can even find it in your print copy, is a couple of items on local politics, a piece on high school sports and—maybe—a feature worth a minute or two of skimming.
I am not sure what is happening with the Extras in the ‘burbs but have heard that they’re hollowing out as well.