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

The D.C. government recently forfeited $15.8 million in federal affordable housing funds due to mismanagement, and residents living in some city properties have repeatedly faced housing conditions as dire as raw sewage flooding their bathrooms for days on end, but Mayor Muriel Bowser and nine out of 13 Council members have just returned from a three-day trip to Vegas where they schmoozed with real estate developers. They hosted a party, too. Your tax dollars funded the trip.


  • Capital Pride faces public criticism from other LGBT groups and allies. [Medium]

  • D.C. parks lose ground in national rankings. [Post, WTOP]

  • It’ll be chilly today. Rain might return in the evening and continue overnight. [Post]

  • Beach Drive reconstruction is coming along. [WTOP]

  • Monica Lewinsky pens a farewell to Roger Ailes. [WBJ]

  • MacArthur Boulevard will reopen today after a weeklong closure. [ABC7]

  • Ariana Grande’s drummer is from Prince George’s county. He survived. [NBC4]

  • National implications of the Purple Line ruling. [GGW]

  • Add judges to the list of people who become armchair city planners. [GGW]

  • The words ‘resist’ and ‘persist’ appear in big white letters on a Logan Circle home. [ABC7]


 LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • There’s sewage in a D.C. Public Schools cafeteria. [NBC4, Hill Rag]

  • Trump’s budget jeopardizes as-of-yet unfunded suicide law. [WAMU, Post]

  • Metro defends its Orange Line surge east of the Anacostia. [WAMU]

  • Bus fare evasion is on the rise. [NBC4]

  • Congrats to WAMU reporters for their Murrow Award wins. [WAMU]

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

  • Read an interview with Amanda Orr, the author of drink., a survival guide for the Trump era. [WCP]

  • Check out photos from the POW! WOW! outdoor mural exhibition in NoMa. [BYT]

  • John Kelly: Rock ’n’ roll (on vinyl) will never die. [Post]

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

  • The 100 best burgers in America include several D.C. picks. [Thrillist]

  • Do the snacks suck at Politico? [Washingtonian]

  • Chef pointers on making the most of airport breakfasts. [Eater]

  • Check out ANXO’s cider production facility in Brightwood Park. [DCist]

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

  • Sides remain divided over approved Brookland Manor redevelopment. [WBJ]

  • Could German discount-grocery chain Lidl come to the District proper? [WBJ]

  • Georgetown’s West Heating Plant redevelopment wins major approval. [Bisnow]

  • Storey Park project planned in NoMa gets several design changes. [UrbanTurf]

  • Micro-unit project in Logan Circle on hold following zoning changes. [UrbanTurf]

  • Mean sales price for Georgetown homes gets closer to $1.5 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • How a new tax credit proposal in D.C. could boost affordable housing. [Next City]

  • Op-ed: Right to legal help for evictions could have hidden costs. [Huffington Post]

  • An abridged version of the District’s protections for renters. [Curbed DC]

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.