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Good Monday, D.C. Be careful on the roads this morning as an icy mix of snow and rain could make for a slippery commute. D.C. schools will open two hours late (check here for updates); other schools throughout the region will also open late, and some are closed altogether (check here for the complete list).


  • A misstep by D.C. school officials appears to have thwarted efforts to diversify one of the city’s most prestigious public high schools.

  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, facing accusations of sexual assault from two women, could be looking at impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t give in to calls for his resignation. One Virginia delegate promised to file articles of impeachment today if Fairfax doesn’t step down. Both women say they are willing to testify.

    • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam continues to resist calls for his own resignation, including from dozens of prominent Democrats. In his first TV interview after a racist photo from his medical school yearbook surfaced, Northam said, “I’m not going anywhere” and referred to slaves as “indentured servants from Africa,” which sparked outrage on social media.

    • A Washington Post poll shows that Virginians are evenly split on whether they want Northam out of office.

  • A six-year-old boy was among the five victims of gun fire in the District Friday and Saturday. The child was hit in the hand, and was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital, the Postreported.

  • Hundreds of people showed up in their underwear, and braved the 30-degree temperatures, for the 10th Cupid’s Undie Run, an effort to raise money to research a rare genetic disease.

  • Investigators still don’t know what caused the fire at a senior living facility in Southeast D.C.

  • For the entire month of February, Lyft will give you a free lift to one of the three museums that celebrate black history.

  • Michael Wardian ran more than 262 miles in the past 10 days.

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

  • A defense attorney who represents indigent clients weighs in on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s “draconian” approach to gun crime prosecution. [DC Line]

  • Former Ward 7 Councilmember Kevin Chavous has written a conspiracy-based novel in which a group of white supremacists want to kill minority children by poisoning their school lunches. [Post Magazine]

  • Local pols celebrate the Year of the Pig:

    • Councilmember Anita Bonds [Twitter]

    • Councilmember Jack Evans, Mayor Bowser, and Shadow Senator Michael Brown [Twitter]

    • Councilmember Brianne Nadeau [Twitter]

  • Mayor Bowser can’t decide which D.C. pizza joint is her favorite. Perpetual Bowser critic and political consultant Chuck Thies took the opportunity to point out that her favorites have donated to her campaign. [Twitter, Twitter]

  • Councilmember Vince Gray blasts the Bowser administration for the state of healthcare in the District. [Twitter]

  • ICYMI: Councilmember Nadeau wants to strip the Public Housing Authority of its independent status. [WCP]

  • Also ICYMI: The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability issued a public censure to former Deputy Mayor of Education Jennifer Niles for her role in a school transfer scandal. [WCP] The Council never called a hearing to ask Niles and former Chancellor Antwan Wilson, who also resigned, what happened. [Twitter]

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

  • When was the last time you did a happy hour at Zorba’s Cafe? [WCP]

  • The Dupont Circle Hotel has a new restaurant called The Pembroke. [Eater]

  • Why bars with games and activities are catching on. [Post]

  • Go global for breakfast at these six restaurants. [DC Refined]

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

  • If you are wondering whether the new National Law Enforcement Museum is anything more than just cop propaganda, well, it isn’t. [Express]

  • The story behind D.C.’s newest record label, This Could Go Boom! [DCist]

  • Robin Bell’s first solo exhibition opens at the Corcoran. [WAMU]

  • On his new album,Dreamcast isn’t lost, he’s just constantly in motion. [WCP]

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

  • Opinion: Esquire’s feature about the Trump administration’s nightlife habits was offensive and inaccurate, but at least we learned that D.C. has a neighborhood called Woodland Normanstone. Normanland Woodstone? Stoneland Normanwood. [DCist]

  • The Office of Planning wants to make it easier to install solar power tech in every neighborhood. [Urban Turf]

  • A real-life Barbie DreamHouse. [WCP]

  • An overview of recent developments in the District’s world of housing. [WCP]

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

  • RE: Michael Wardian (see above): The local ultramarathon legend ran 10 marathons in 10 days in record time on Saturday. The first seven marathons took place on seven continents. [WCP]

  • It’s early, but the new-look Wizards with Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker have made quite the impression. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Steve Spurrier, the former coach of the local NFL team, poked fun at his old team after his debut victory in the Alliance of American Football league. [USA Today]

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

  • Experimental pop artist Panda Bear performs at 9:30 Club.7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

  • Science writer Christie Aschwandenspeaks at Politics and Prose about her new book, Good to Go, which combines her own experiences and the stories of other athletes to paint a more clear picture of the science behind athletics. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • As part of its Broadway Center Stage series, the Kennedy Center hosts a production of The Music Man, the classic musical about a traveling salesman who cons people out of their money. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $69–$249.

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