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

As the youngest and one of the most recently elected members of the D.C. Council, Trayon White doesn’t have enormous power yet. He doesn’t chair any committees and relies on more senior councilmembers to support his issues. But in Ward 8, the part of the city he represents, White is well-respected, speaking at classes and advocating for its residents. White learned some of those lessons from the late Mayor Marion Barry, a longtime Ward 8 resident whose council seat he now holds.


  • Mayor Bowser tells Trump administration to pay for its own damn parade. [NBC Washington]

  • But here’s what past military parades in D.C. have looked like. [WAMU]

  • Internal memo suggests D.C. Fire and EMS recruits do not receive sufficient training. [NBC Washington]

  • United Medical Center board approves Mazars USA to operate the troubled hospital through the end of the fiscal year. [WBJ]

  • After racist incident, all incoming GW students will participate in diversity training. [Post]

  • Forget SafeTrack. Metro’s new focus is the structural integrity of its platforms. [GGW]

  • Enrollment is slightly down at D.C. public schools this year, but charter school enrollment rose slightly. [Post]

  • Leaders ask local businesses to close their doors in the mornings so students will get to school on time. [WUSA9]

  • A man died after getting hit by and trapped under a bus near the National Mall. [Post]

  • When the weather turns bad, consider using these indoor shortcuts. [GGW]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by City Paper staff (tips? tips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • At-large Council candidates Jeremiah Lowery, Aaron Holmes, andMarcus Goodwin have their first public showing. [WCP]

  • Challenged Council Chairman Phil Mendelsonstill insists he’s a progressive leader. [Post]

  • Guests discuss D.C.’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee on Kojo. [WAMU]

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

  • The Newseum’s future on Pennsylvania Ave. NW could be revealed today. [Post]

  • Listen to a new single from Maryland rapper Ciscero, featuring GoldLink, April George, and Cheakity. [DC Music Download]

  • George Pelecanos wants more films shot in D.C. His latest will be. [Washingtonian]

  • Two cerebral shows at the Hirshhorn chart a course for the museum’s bold future. [WCP]

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

  • Find out which of D.C.’s fast food restaurants are the filthiest. [WCP]

  • Peek at the menu at A Rake’s Progress, inside The LINE Hotel. [Washingtonian]

  • Blue Curacao is back. Try it in a drink at Bourbon Steak. [Post]

  • The latest location of Luke’s Lobster opens near Farragut Square on Feb. 16. [Eater]

  • Go ahead and eat the peel on these special bananas. [NPR]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • Development continues to advance along H Street NE, with hundreds of residential units planned. [UrbanTurf]

  • Looking to downsize? Homes under 330 square feet are available in D.C. [UrbanTurf]

  • The average daily rate for D.C.-area hotel rooms grew to $159.63 in 2017. [Bisnow]

  • A new bill would increase the maximum loan available through D.C.’s Home Purchase Assistance Program to $100,000. [Curbed DC]

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