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The District has reached a preliminary agreement with Sanford Capital—the Bethesda-based landlord it’s suing over terrible conditions at two of the company’s 18 D.C. properties—to have an independent entity conduct significant renovations at the Terrace Manor complex in Ward 8. “This is what’s fundamental: The complex has to be in habitable condition so people can live their lives and use their units,” Judge John M. Mott said yesterday.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Another ‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike is mounting for May 1. [WCP]

  • D.C. police release video of a shooting in hopes of identifying the suspect. [WUSA9]

  • Suspect in Pamela Butler murder told friend he could bury a body. [Post]

  • A man is charged with stabbing his father to death in Southeast D.C. [Post]

  • Kojo on the high cost of childcare in greater Washington. [WAMU]

  • Pepco proposes a discount for D.C.’s electric car owners. [Post]

  • Today will be hump day weatherwise, too. [Post]

  • Beyonce funds a new scholarship at Howard and three other schools. [WUSA9]

  • Art ideas for the Purple Line. [GGW]

  • 61 million tourists spent $1.2 billion at area national parks in 2016. [WTOP]

  • D.C. firefighter thanks strangers who saved her life. [NBC4]

  • Baltimore has seen 101 killings this year, up from 77 last year. [Post]

  • Families of victims oppose early prison release for good behavior. [NBC4]

  • Baby cheetahs are named Roosevelt, Wangari Maathai, Dian Fossey, Margaret Murie, and Aldo Leopold. Also, LeVar Burton named the eaglet. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Karl Racine may, or may not, run for mayor. [Times]

  • D.C. officials: Don’t worry about a federal government shutdown. [Post]

  • Metro absences not a “sick out,” union prez says. [FOX5]

  • More on the proposed Airbnb/home-sharing legislation. [WAMU]

  • Recommendations due on dedicated funding for Metro. [WTOP]

  • How social media hurts and helps in the cases of missing D.C. teens. [NBC4]

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

  • Check out a tune from Two Inch Astronaut’s forthcoming album. [Stereogum]

  • And here’s a new Cinema Hearts song. [BYT]

  • Read an interview with the founder of the community radio station that will broadcast out of the lobby of the new Adams Morgan hotel. [DC Music Download]

  • Martina Dodd, curator at the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, talks about the museum’s latest exhibition, Chocolate Cities: The History, Legacy & Sustainability of African American Urban Enclaves. [Washingtonian]

  • Meet the local artist who makes henna tattoos for chemo patients. [WUSA9]

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

  • Scientists tested the seafood at area restaurants and found some mix-ups. [Post]

  • Franklin Hall nears opening off 14th Street NW. [Eater]

  • Now it’s bartenders that are doing the foraging. [Washingtonian]

  • Tastee Diner debates selling. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sues an allegedly illegal hotel operator. [Post]

  • Zoning officials set to greenlight a controversial project in Michigan Park. [GGW]

  • New mixed-use development proposed for a row of homes in Shaw. [UrbanTurf]

  • Number and price of home sales in Capitol Hill has jumped this year. [UrbanTurf]

  • The District doesn’t have enough types of homes available. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.’s rental market got an early start this year with administration change. [Post]

  • Report says the D.C. area ranks highly for more minority homeownership. [Post]

  • Some ANCs oppose the D.C. Council’s pending Airbnb regulations. [Curbed DC]

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