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The exact incentives the D.C. government offered Amazon in its pitch for the company’s second headquarters remain unknown, and some activists aren’t taking no for an answer. A small group affiliated with the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America interrupted Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget engagement forum Thursday to ask these questions but were quickly asked to leave. DSA continues to express its displeasure with the Amazon plan online with “Obviously Not DC,” a twist on the Mayor’s “Obviously DC” campaign.


  • D.C.’s population has officially passed 700,000. [WUSA9]

  • DCist will live again, with support from public radio. [WAMU]

  • Council approves contract for new operator to oversee United Medical Center. [WBJ]

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racineexpands civil lawsuit against President Trump. [AP]

  • Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander seeks to rebuild public’s trust. [WAMU]

  • Did DCPS administrators break the law by not properly reporting absences? [WJLA]

  • MPD’s new parking restrictions will require removal of all cars parked on special event routes. [NBC Washington]

  • Due to permitting conflict, upcoming gun control march may not be held on the National Mall. [WJLA]

  • New statue honors democratic activists assassinated by the Chilean government. [Post]

  • Are D.C.’s newest street lights too bright? Some neighbors think so. [WJLA]


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

  • Democratic Socialists demand Bowser release the incentives D.C. offered Amazon. [WCP]

  • Despite education scandals, Bowser is skating toward uncontested re-election. [Post]

  • Councilmember David Grosso discusses those scandals on The Politics Hour. [Kojo]

  • Grosso wants Bowser to expand the scope of an investigation into schools. [Afro]

  • Associates of e-billboard firm stuffed Jack Evans’ constituent services fund to the tune of $13,000. [District Dig]

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

  • The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is vital, but could be more festive. [Post]

  • Local duo The Electric Grandmotherdiscuss their self-invented “sitcom-core” sound. [BYT]

  • Experimental musicians Blacklodgeand em.g. break down Will You Be Reduced, their third collaboration. [WCP]

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

  • Mi Vidais now serving ritzy array of Mexican food at The Wharf. [WCP]

  • Pineapple & Pearls adds another achievement—a AAA Five Diamond rating. [WTOP]

  • The Milk Barcoming to Logan Circle will have a full kitchen dedicated to classes. [WBJ]

  • A pizza joint will replace Chinatown’s conveyor belt sushi restaurant. [PoPville]

  • The internet is destroying the croissant with flavors like “birthday cake.” [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, byAndrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council housing committee advances bill that would exempt single-family homes from TOPA. [NBC4]

  • Report: In D.C., $1,500 a month in rent gets you 510 square feet. [UrbanTurf]

  • A Trader Joe’s and a new hotel are coming to the west side of the city. [UrbanTurf]

  • Home abutting Rock Creek Park goes on the market for $1.1 million. [Curbed DC]

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