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

Unsatisfied with the outcome of their 4/20 events last Thursday, pro-pot demonstrators are planning to return to the U.S. Capitol today at noon. Participants do not plan to hand out free joints to lawmakers this time, but they do want to send a message that cannabis should be removed from the controlled substances act.


  • Thousands marched for science across the nation on Saturday. [Post, WTOP]

  • Fast-moving fire at a Fort Washington apartment complex harms many. [ABC7, NBC4]

  • It’ll be cold and wet through Tuesday, but hot by Thursday. [Post]

  • A robber stole a car, drove it away, and promptly crashed it. [Post]

  • He climbed a 95-foot pole to rescue a baby eagle from the storm. [WUSA9]

  • Catholic University nuns started a band called Force of Habit. [Post]

  • GMU students built a prosthetic arm for a girl who wanted to play violin. [Post]

  • A list of the most visited US national parks. [GGW]

  • Man under arrest after going on a sexual-assault spree in D.C. last week. [Post]

  • Another man is under arrest for a sex assault in Georgetown. [WTOP]

  • De’avanni Nicholson, 15, has been missing since last Thursday. [WUSA9]


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

  • Charter school for adults in jeopardy. [Post]

  • Allegations of bribery at McMillan.[Intowner]

  • The BarrasReport looks at community benefits agreements. [Barras Report]

  • March for Science: Science is under attack in age of Trump. [WUSA9]

  • An “alternative” take on the March for Science. [Times]

  • Bike commuters are healthier than you are. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Listen to two new singles from D.C. rapper Airøspace. [DC Music Download]

  • A D.C. homecoming for the producer of new indie vampire flick The Transfiguration. [DCist]

  • For its 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian’s Folklife festival is going to be a full-on circus. [DCist]

  • The Hand Grenade Job tour diary continues, as Beck Levy makes her way south. [WCP]

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

  • Red’s Tablechef leaves to open bowling lane restaurant in Ivy City. [NoVa Mag]

  • Change up your pizza delivery game with these gourmet pies. [Eater]

  • The H Street NE Chick-fil-Aarrives May 18. [DCist]

  • Head here for comfort food. [DC Refined]

  • These new McDonald’s uniforms are quite futuristic. [Post]

  • All the mistakes you’re making at Indian restaurants. [Thrillist]

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

  • More on Mayor Bowser’s plan to lease apartments for the homeless. [Post]

  • Report: Downtown D.C. did not add any new housing supply in 2016. [WCP]

  • Big office-to-residential conversion (716 units) planned in Tenleytown. [Bisnow]

  • Why the controversy over Brookland Manor’s redevelopment matters. [GGW]

  • The three C’s of the D.C. housing market’s crazy competitiveness. [UrbanTurf]

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