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Expect a sunny but cold Tuesday, with highs in the low 40s.


  • Eligible D.C. residents can now apply for a 2019 visitor’s parking pass, which gives guests of Washingtonians the ability to park in RPP zones for more than the standard two hours. More details on the pass here.

  • On Monday, a former DC Public Schools employee pleaded guilty to “a federal mail-fraud charge stemming from a bid-rigging scheme,” The Post reports. The former employee and an accomplice allegedly schemed to secure a $300,000 contract to work with special education students.

  • An Advisory Neighborhood Council will vote on renaming a stretch of New Hampshire Ave. NW “Jamal Khashoggi Way,” for the Washington Post contributor killed inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in October. Khashoggi had written critically about Saudia Arabia; and reports indicate the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman played role in his murder.

  • Elder statesman John Kerry weighs in on Muriel Bowser’s so-called “mumbogate.”

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

  • A Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs employee is suing her former boss, Melinda Bolling, for (allegedly) retaliating against her. Genet Amare is accusing Bolling, who left her post as DCRA director last week, of targeting her for speaking up about some (potentially) illegal FOIA practices. [Scribd]

  • The process of setting up an education research collaborative for D.C. is highly political. [WCP]

  • The D.C. Council will vote tomorrow on a bill to speed up the deadline for shifting the District to 100 percent renewable energy. But Pepco slipped in a last minute provision that would allow the utility company to charge you more for using less energy. [Post]

  • One more freakin’ election in 2018. This one for the State Board of Education in Ward 4. [DCist]

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

  • Why you haven’t been able to reliably find guacamole this month. [WCP]

  • Try this beef cheek parmesan at Officina at The Wharf. [WCP]

  • José Andrés gets some early Nobel Peace Prize attention. [Post]

  • Judge dismisses Cork Wine Bar’s suit against Donald Trump. [DCist]

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

  • Oh, sure, D.C. weather seems nice when you frame it like this. [Post]

  • Meet the dude who wrote and recorded an entire album about the Anacostia River. [WAMU]

  • Local artist Matt Corrado talks about his upcoming exhibition at Blind Whino. [BYT]

  • How local musician and music executive Devin White is using his platform to bring awareness to mental health issues. [AFRO]

  • Inside the weird and wild world of Super Art Fight. [Post]

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

  • A controversial development project would see over a dozen families living underground. [Post]

  • Environmental activists are opposing the appointment of former DGS chief Greer Gillis to the public service commission. [Twitter]

  • Larry Hogan wants to redraw Maryland’s 6th congressional district. [WBJ]

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

  • The 8-12 Wizards, who started off the season with a string of demoralizing losses, have won the past three of four games, including a 135-131 overtime victory over the James Harden-led Houston Rockets. The source of the turnaround? “We’re playing harder. It’s really simple,” coachScott Brooks told reporters. [CBS Sports]

  • Events DC, which calls itself the convention and sports authority for D.C., is reportedly providing a sponsorship of up to $750,000 for the new Overwatch esports team owned by Mark Ein, (who also owns City Paper). [WBJ]

  • Tom Wilson scored twice in the Caps’ 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. The game was Islanders coach Barry Trotz’s first game against the team he led to a Stanley Cup title. [AP]

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

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