In the market for a new car? How about a 60-inch TV? D.C. area federal employees are selling their shit on Craigslist. Day 21 of the shutdown. Also, it’s probably going to snow this weekend.


  • Untreated trauma among D.C. students highlights the need for in-school mental health services. Some argue the D.C. government has not fulfilled its responsibilities to provide them.

  • Well-known D.C. blogger Nikki Peele has moved out of her Ward 8 condo. Peele is known for writing one of D.C.’s longest running blogs, Congress Heights on the Rise.

  • Remembering Howell E. Begle Jr., the D.C. lawyer who fought for ’50s R&B stars swindled by their record labels. He died Dec. 30 at the age of 74.

  • D.C. has been down to one inpatient detox program since October, and some days it has no beds, pushing patients into emergency rooms. “And we’re having all of these overdoses… We need to expand,” says one addiction specialist.

  • Providence Hospital cleared an early hurdle on the path closure, according to a Jan. 3 court filing. The Northeast D.C. hospital will first have to meet certain conditions, such as a plan to maintain patient records. So far, 526 of the hospital’s employees have been laid off, the Washington Business Journal reports.

  • New D.C. police patrol boundaries went into effect yesterday. Check ‘em.

  • Federal employees are suing President Donald Trump over the partial government shutdown. Some of the anonymous workers who brought the lawsuit are required to work without pay, another is barred from working and from finding outside employment.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips?

  • You want statehood? Then protest. [DC Line]

  • D.C. police do not carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, unlike many major city departments, despite an increase in fatal overdose deaths. A D.C. Council bill introduced this week would equip some officers with the medication. [Post]

  • As the D.C. Council waits to decide who will operate the city’s sports gambling program, here’s a look at what the new environment could look like. [Bisnow]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will sign the LOVE Act tomorrow, allowing people to get married in D.C. despite the government shutdown. []

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • D.C.’s sushi chef shortage causes Kobo to temporarily close. [Washingtonian]

  • Can’t miss dishes to try during Restaurant Week. [DC Refined]

  • These breakfast sandwiches aren’t boring. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Incoming National Gallery of Art director Kaywin Feldman talks about the future of the museum. [Post]

  • Newish D.C. band TK Echo debuts their first single. [Post-Trash]

  • Chad Clark’s One Song column returns with a look back at Madonna’s “What It Feels Like For a Girl.” [WCP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Furloughed workers living in D.C. worry about making rent payments. [Twitter]

  • For bigger local contractors, federal shutdowns are baked into the cost of business. [WBJ]

  • Home sales decline in the D.C. area. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Haley O’Shaughnessy of The Ringer went to an escape room with the Wizards player that every teammates loves: Tomáš Satoranský. [The Ringer]

  • Capitals players Devante Smith-Pelly and John Carlson have personally invited 13-year-old hockey player Divyne Apollon II to the Caps game on Jan. 14. The hockey community has rallied around Apollon after The Post reported that he had been victim to racist taunts. [SI]

  • The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Jordan DiBiasi out of Stanford with the third overall pick in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. [Black & Red United]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?


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