WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around D.C.) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy:

  • We’ve got a lot of Metro news to cover today, so settle in and get ready.

  • Small businesses have launched an SOS (Save Our System) campaign with the goal of having Metro stay open later, lower fares and switch to a free bus-to-rail transfer system. They also want local officials to back dedicated funding for Metro. (via Post)
  • Electrical arcing incidents (which can cause track fires, explosions) have doubled. Ride at your own risk, I guess. (via Post)
  • You know what else cause track fires? Rain. (via WUSA9)
  • Despite the increased danger, Metro’s rush hour ridership numbers are returning to their pre-SafeTrack state. (via WAMU)

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts have a new exhibit that highlight black women’s contributions to abstract art and it looks fantastic. (via Artnet)
  • Alessandro Borgognone is the food villain D.C. needs. (via Washingtonian)
  • Speaking of food, Fish In the Hood needs your help to reopen. (via POPville)
  • Amazon has received 238 proposals in the search for its new headquarters. (via Post)
  • Including this D.C. man who proposed Amazon move into his apartment. (via CityLab)