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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 12/2/2013, 9:15am  ET

Flickr photo by MarkR Photos

Purple Line Opponents May Have New Talking Point — The Washington Post this weekend published a story on the Hay’s Spring amphipod, an endangered half-inch crustacean that is known to live in Rock Creek Park in D.C. and likely lives in Rock Creek Park in Maryland — though wildlife officials have never seen it. A Chevy Chase resident and environmental lawyer is considering suing the state over its plans for the Purple Line light rail over the creek in Chevy Chase. State transit officials said the amphipod was not mentioned in its Final Environmental Impact Statement because neither state nor federal wildlife agencies have identified it. Purple Line supporters say it’s a ploy by Purple Line opponents to delay the transit system. [Washington Post]

“Operation Turkey Chase” Nabs 13 DUI Arrests — Montgomery County Police and local and state partner agencies made 131 traffic stops on Wednesday night in an alcohol enforcement program called “Operation Turkey Chase.” Of those stops police made 13 DUI arrests, made six criminal arrests and found three provisional license violations. [Montgomery County Police]

Ledecky Named World Female Swimmer of the Year — The Bethesda native got the honor after winning four golds at the world championships in July and is the first distance swimmer named female swimmer of the year since 1990. [Baltimore Sun]

Turkey Chase Results — More than 9,000 runners took to the streets of Bethesda on Thanksgiving for the annual Turkey Chase. A Walter Johnson alum won the men’s 10K race with a time of 31:43. [Turkey Chase]

Flickr photo by MarkR Photos