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Just get through this chilly, but sunny, Tuesday, and we’re headed for temperatures in the 70s by the end of the week.


  • D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson says Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget is not fiscally responsible. A Bowser spokeswoman responded: “The comments by Council’s auditors and $2 will get you a ride on the Metrobus. But thanks to the mayor’s Fair Shot budget proposal, you can save yourself reading the Council auditor’s comments and ride Circulator free forever.” Huh?

  • Use of force by the Metropolitan Police Department is up, both in the number of incidents and the number of officers who used force, according to a report released by the Office of Police Complaints.

  • The upcoming Ward 7 Democrats election has turned into a proxy war between supporters of current Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray and former Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander.

  • A previously unknown photo of Harriet Tubman is on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • D.C.’s esports team Washington Justice remains confident despite a rough start.

  • ICYMI: What’s good withSylvia Traymore-Morrison!?

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser wants the revenue from the District’s forthcoming sports betting program to go into general fund, rather than fund violence prevention programs and early childhood education, as Councilmember Jack Evans originally promised. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Robert White says told ya so. [Twitter]

  • Attorney General Karl Racine says taxing and regulating sports gambling is the right move. [Twitter]

  • Bowser wants to name a new middle school after civil rights activist and bad ass investigative journalist Ida B. Wells. [Twitter]

  • Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will teach at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. [Fourth Estate, Politico]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Try this breakfast pizza next time you’re hungover in Navy Yard. [WCP]

  • Have breakfast all day long at Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. [Eater]

  • Where to try “Ex Hex” ice cream inspired by the band. [Washingtonian]

  • There’s movement on Steve Salis’ American City Diner project. [WBJ]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mary Timony talks about Ex Hex’s ripping good new album, It’s Real. [Noisey]

  • The story behind Vanadu, the weird art-encrusted Hyattsville cottage. [Post]

  • Gauche really fucking hates Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. (Me too, Gauche). [Ad Hoc]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Why local jurisdictions are limited in their approaches to building more affordable housing. [Route Fifty]

  • After losing out on hosting HQ2, this 26-acre Virginia parcel is up for sale. [Bis Now]

  • The 2019 housing market in D.C. by the numbers. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The actions of three Stanley Cup champions—Devante Smith-Pelly, Brett Connolly, and Braden Holtby—spoke loudly as they were absent from the Caps’ visit to the White House yesterday. [Outsports]

  • George Washington men’s basketball welcomes a new coach: Jamion Christian, the older brother of Capital City Go-Go head coach Jarell Christian. [WTOP]

  • The Terps women’s basketball team falls to UCLA in the second round of the NCAA tournament. [Twitter]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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