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Light snow peppered D.C. last night, so drive carefully on your commute this morning. Expect a mix of rain and snow on Saturday, and wear a windbreaker—gusts could reach 40 mph on Sunday evening. “Walking outside Monday,” Capital Weather Gang writes, “will feel like a slap in the face.”

We’re on federal government shutdown day 28. Continue to follow City Paper’s shutdown guide for information on where to get and give help.


  • The D.C. Housing Authority’s board of commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to “adopt a framework” for responding to the thousands of its public housing units that are reaching uninhabitability.

    • DCHA opened to door to privatizing some properties, as well as transitioning from traditional public housing subsidies to a more voucher-heavy system.

    • Several commissioners were absent for the vote, and advocates for DCHA tenants say that the plan is a “threat to public housing as we know it.”

  • The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is losing an estimated $400,000 per day in revenue due to the partial federal government shutdown, according to a letter sent from Metro chief Paul Wiedefeld to Virginia Senator Mark Warner.

  • A walk-off goaltend? Yep. The Wizards beat the Knicks in London on a last-second goaltending call, 101-100, hours after owner Ted Leonsis told reporters that the Wizards “will never, ever tank.”

  • The Women’s March is back in D.C. for a third year on Saturday. But the organizing committee and national co-chairs of the event have had a tough year. “Allegations of anti-Semitism, secretive financial dealings, infighting and disputes over who gets to own and define the Women’s March have dogged organizers for months and led to calls for national co-chairs to resign,” the Post writes of the beleaguered organization. The question now is: Will anybody show up in support?

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

  • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is pushing to establish a racial equity guidelines for the city’s policies, as well as racial equity training within the government. [WCP]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser’s dad, along with residents in Ward 5’s North Michigan Park neighborhood, are fighting a liquor store. It’s not the first time residents have fought to keep booze out of the area. [WCP]

  • Bowser will be on Kojo’s Politics Hour today. Tune in at noon. [WAMU]

  • At-Large Councilmember Robert White has sharp words in a letter on Bowser’s Metro fare evasion veto: “Too often, lawmakers ornament their shelves with the canon of social justice literature, like ‘The New Jim Crow,’ while advancing the very policies this literature demonstrates to be unfair and ineffective.” [Twitter]

  • There’s a dog park for sale in Columbia Heights. [Curbed]

  • Can they even do that? Apparently it’s legal for the Virginia school where Second-Lady Karen Pence works to ban LGBT students and teachers. [WAMU]

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

  • Get a first look at Coconut Club’s food menu featuring Hawaii-inspired food. [WCP]

  • CHIKOopens inside the Capital One Arena tonight. [WCP]

  • Restaurants are rife with accessibility issues that impact disabled diners. [Eater]

  • Look inside lunchtime at the #ChefsForFeds temporary kitchen. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Listen to some new local tunes from TK, Echo, Dreamcast, and others. [WCP]

  • Happy 50th anniversary show to the Led Zeppelin concert in Wheaton that may or may not have happened. [WAMU]

  • Scott Crawford, local filmmaker who made Salad Days, to premiere his new documentary at SXSW. [Oakland Press]

  • Artechouse’s new exhibition certainly looks photographic. [BYT]

  • Film review: Cold Warrushes through a timeless romance. [WCP]

  • Another film review: Glass is a clumsy end to M. Night Shyamalan‘s “superhero” trilogy. [WCP]

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

  • The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development misses a vote on how to proceed with the restoration of D.C.’s public housing. [Twitter]

  • D.C.’s housing market in 2018 by the numbers. [Urban Turf]

  • Washington Fine Properties gets a new CMO. [WBJ]

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

  • The Washington Spirit has made several moves to its roster after a two-win season, including signing defender Megan Crosson. [Black & Red United]

  • ESPN reports that Greg Manusky is staying on as the Washington football team’s defensive coordinator.

  • A WTOP reporter rescued a drowning woman who fell into an icy creek while on a run.

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


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