Column: A good week to be a geek

When an afternoon starts with checking out complex board games and nifty costumes, and ends with playtesting retro roleplaying games with legends of the industry, it’s been a good day.

Short-term rental bill an economy killer

There is a disastrous and ill-advised bill being considered by the County Council, and backed by the mayor, ostensibly with the purpose being to free up housing for local renters. But without taking the law of supply and demand into account, the exact opposite of the desired effect will take place. The end result will be a real estate crash that will be far worse than the crash of 2006 when property values went down by about 50 percent.

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