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Expect some clouds today, on what looks like the warmest day of the week.


  • Mayor Muriel Bowser and MPD Chief Peter Newsham are asking the public to help gather information on a triple homicide that occurred Saturday in Southeast. All three victims had multiple gunshot wounds. A fourth person was killed by a gunshot in a separate incident in Northeast D.C.

  • The federal government shutdown is (at least temporarily) over, but the impacts could haunt D.C. for years, one economist tells WAMU. “The image of this region has been tarnished. Workers will not want to work for the federal government as much now as they might have before. Federal contractors will have the same issue,” George Mason University’s Stephen Fuller says.

    • Resources are still available to formerly furloughed workers. Catholic Charities is offering help with bills and groceries this week. Area coworking spaces have free lunches every day this week. José Andrés‘ kitchen is open until Friday. A law-firm opened a loan program that’s still taking applications. 

    • Want to know when workers will receive back pay? Head to WAMU’s breakdown of what the end of the shutdown means for workers.

    • Federal workers are still feeling anxiety about the security of their positions.

    • All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will reopen Tuesday.

  • Virginia public school teachers will march today in Richmond, the latest group of educators to hold a demonstration in their state capitals. Teachers across the country, including those in Los Angeles, West Virginia, and North Carolina have called on their governments to provide better pay and more robust training and recruitment efforts, among other resources.

  • Your City Paper film critics are on the podcast this week to talk about the Oscars.

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

  • Councilmember Charles Allen (quietly) rejected Mayor Muriel Bowser’s two picks to sit on D.C.’s government ethics board, which oversees investigations into government officials. One of the rejected nominees is the current chairperson, Tameka Collier. [WCP]

  • ICYMI: A political insider won a license to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Ward 8. The woman-owned facility is the first to open east of the Anacostia River, and its staff is made up of all D.C. residents, most of whom live in Wards 7 and 8. [WCP]

  • Two hearings at 10 am today: The first on the Council’s efforts to sidestep the procurement process for the District’s sports betting operation. [D.C. Council] The second on the District’s response to the opioid epidemic. [D.C. Council]

  • The D.C. Council’s historical diversity by gender, age, and experience, in charts. [D.C. Geekery]

  • Apply for a seat on D.C.’s new clemency board, which will make recommendations to the president for which D.C. offenders deserve leniency. [Twitter]

  • Metro’s inspector general caught two employees in a double-dipping scheme, where they would get paid by both Metro and Amtrak, but only show up in person at one location. The culprits were sentenced last week. [Post]

  • “Black students fell further behind their white peers on standardized tests during [Lewis] Ferebee’s five-year stint as superintendent” in Indianapolis. Ferebee is Bowser’s pick for D.C.’s next chancellor. [Post]

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

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk.

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

  • The government is reopened, you may have heard. As such, all the Smithsonian Museums will reopen to the public on Tuesday. [Post]

  • The long-struggling Newseum has sold its building to Johns Hopkins University. [WAMU]

  • The Lemon Collective is back. [WCP]

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

  • About one-quarter of homes listed for sale in the fourth quarter of 2018 were priced above $1 million. [Urban Turf]

  • What life is like in this D.C. commune. [Street Sense]

  • This seller’s got three words for you: Make me move. [WCP]

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

  • Warriors star and Prince George’s County native Kevin Durant has launched the College Track at the Durant Center, an after-school program facility in his old neighborhood. [ESPN]

  • Caps defenseman John Carlson won the NHL All-Star hardest shot skills challenge with a 102.8 miles per hour slap shot. [nhl.com]

  • Even a 2020 presidential candidate has weighed in on Daniel Snyder’s “superyacht.” [Twitter]

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

  • Author and former domestic worker Stephanie Land speaks at Politics and Prose about her book Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, a first-hand account of life lived below the poverty line.7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative presents prodigious young Latin jazz artist José André Montaño, who previously appeared at the Kennedy Center with Jason Moran, and his trio, as part of a season-long series of events showcasing Latinx artists who live in D.C. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

  • Philadelphia indie rock band Thin Lips perform at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $10–$12.

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