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When the Trump administration announced last week that it would end temporary protected status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been legally living and working in the U.S. since 2001, residents and leaders in the D.C. area immediately worried about what would happen to the 30,000 TPS recipients that reside in the region. Entire industries rely on their labor and many of them own homes. On the latest episode of Washington City Podcast, we discuss its implications with Jaime Contreras, the vice president of SEIU 32BJ, a union that represents many TPS recipients, who himself immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador in the 1980s.


  • Red Line delays continue on Metro this morning. Consider alternate routes. [Post]

  • A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot on Minnesota Ave. SE on Sunday but he wasn’t the shooter’s intended target. [WTOP]

  • Installation of underpass art project displaces homeless residents in NoMa. [Post]

  • Beach Drive has reopened from Tilden St. NW to Broad Branch Road NW. [WTOP]

  • Nats sign a two year, $7 million deal to keep outfielder Howie Kendrick. [WTOP]

  • Howard University changes class locations as it continues to deal with flooding and heating issues. [WUSA9]

  • Up to two inches of snow could fall this evening. Plan your commute accordingly. [NBC Washington]

  • The inconsistent Wizards should be better than they are. [Post]


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

  • Historians and Black Lives Matter leaders discuss the impact and complex views of Martin Luther King Jr. [WAMU]

  • Metro missed its goals on giving contracts to women and minorities due to paperwork error. [WTOP]

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

  • The cast and crew of Mosaic Theater’s Queens Girl in Africa talk about the production. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • National Museum of the American Indian curator Paul Chaat Smith explains why a Washington football team blanket is on display at the museum. [Washingtonian]

  • The Women’s Voices Theater Festival gets a one-day celebration in New York. [DC Metro Theater Arts]

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

  • Maine Avenue Fish Market vendors grapple with being part of The Wharf. [WCP]

  • To see the difference immigrants make, President Trump should go out to dinner. [Post]

  • Researchers are using Yelp to monitor outbreaks of food poisoning. [Food & Wine]

  • How to tell if you’re a hellish restaurant customer. [Thrillist]

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

  • Georgetown University approves LGBTQ-specific student housing for next fall. [Blade]

  • Kojo Nnamdi Show guests discuss the history and development of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE on MLK Day. [WAMU]

  • A canceled Chinese Garden project at the National Arboretum drew national security scrutiny. [WSJ, Newsweek]

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