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Artist responds after her public display was destroyed in Takoma Park

Plus: Mormon Temple begins 43rd annual Festival of Lights; ‘Dumpster fires’ do occur — firefighters were sent to one Sunday

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Artist responds after her public display was destroyed in Takoma Park

An artist is responding after a woman was caught scraping her public display off a picnic table in Takoma Park.

A friend of 28-year-old D.C. artist Tenbeete Solomon, who goes by Trap Bob, was walking by her art display on a picnic table commissioned by the city of Takoma Park when he noticed a woman using a blade to scrape off the painting of a Black woman with the word “Justice” in her hair. [WTOP]

Mormon Temple begins 43rd annual Festival of Lights

Cars lined up along Storybrook Drive in Kensington for the opening of the Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple.

This is the 43rd year of the festival, with more than 400,000 lights reportedly decorating the temple grounds. [WDVM]

‘Dumpster fires’ do occur; firefighters were sent to one Sunday

At an apartment house in Rockville, Montgomery County’s fire department encountered in real life an incident with a designation that has been incorporated into everyday speech.

It was, according to the fire department’s chief spokesman, a dumpster fire. [Washington Post]

Today’s weather

Potential for heavy rainfall, with a high around 43 and a low around 28

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