A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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Every January, we give our readers a list of categories and ask them to name the best restaurants, dry cleaners, hospitals, music venues—the best of everything in D.C. Sometimes City Paperstaffers can predict who you’ll pick, as was the case with this year’s winner of Best Karaoke. Other times, we learn about the winning businesses during the fact-checking process. (Would it surprise you to learn that City Paper reporters aren’t so well-informed on D.C.’s personal trainer market?) Whether the results are predictable or not, each one celebrates a certain aspect of life in D.C.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • First and most importantly: Welcome, spring! (Took ya long enough.) [Post]

  • Jeremiah Stanback, a homeless D.C. resident, is running for mayor—if the city will let him. [Post]

  • Rockville, meanwhile, is the first city in Maryland to move its local elections to a vote-by-mail format. [WTOP]

  • Virginia could pass sweeping Medicaid expansion in a special legislative session, expanding healthcare to 400,000 residents. [Vox]

  • Controversy in Prince George’s County as school board members call out administrators’ $30,000 pay raises. [Post]

  • The Washington Wizards lost their last game of the regular season on Wednesday to the Orlando Magic, placing them eighth in the Eastern Conference. [WTOP]

  • Thursday winds could demolish the cherry blossoms. [WTOP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Evidence at hearing disputes D.C. police officer’s account of 2016 fatal shooting. [NBC4]

  • Bowser talks about a lot other than schools at event billed as education-focused. [Post]

  • Uber is partnering with the District to test much more than ride-booking services. [Post]

  • Uber CEO wants to discuss prospective ride-hailing tax increases to fund Metro. [WBJ]

  • Advocates are pressing for more funding to solve homelessness in D.C. [Street Sense]

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

  • Local historian Marya McQuirter aims to flip the narrative of 1968 in D.C. [WCP]

  • The city of Takoma Park prepares to honor hometown hero John Fahey. [Post]

  • The history of Broccoli City Fest. [Washingtonian]

  • Film review: Lynne Ramsay‘s You Were Never Really Here is a more lucid nightmare than film. [WCP]

  • Another film review: Brian Shoaf‘s debut film Aardvark is a bad cinematic metaphor. [WCP]

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

  • Vegetarian taco restaurant Chaia is expanding. [WCP]

  • Sommelier Nadine Brown has a new gig in Alexandria. [Eater]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema only has nice things to say about Chloe. [Post]

  • The Dubliner owners gets a major industry award. [PoPville]

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

  • Say goodbye to Metro’s last streetcar trestle. [Post]

  • How the Fair Housing Act failed black homeowners. [CityLab]

  • Uber-popular, women-only coworking space The Wing opens in Georgetown today. It’s feminism, for a fee. [WCP]

  • In Baltimore, displacement and isolation for residents of color. [CityLab]

  • The Department of Human Services still doesn’t really know where it will re-home D.C. General residents when the shelter closes later this year. [WCP]

HAPPENING TODAY

  • ANC 7C meets at 7:00 p.m. 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE.

  • ANC 6A also meets at 7:00 p.m. 601 15th St. NE.

  • ANC 3B meets at 7:00 p.m. 4000 Calvert St. NW.

  • ANC 3E meets at 7:30 p.m. 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW.

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