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

More than a year after Mayor Muriel Bowser announced an ambitious plan to replace the ailing D.C. General family homeless shelter with eight smaller facilities—one in each ward—seven of those sites are on track. But the District still has not secured a site in trendy Ward 1, where undeveloped land is scarce.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. awarded a poorly-performing energy company a $100 million contract, despite a competitive bidding process. [WCP]

  • Gov. Hogan had a lot to say about I-270 and the Purple Line yesterday. [WAMU]

  • Contract workers at Dulles will get a raise. Many make $7.25 an hour. [WAMU]

  • He’s the first person convicted under D.C.’s revenge porn law. [Post]

  • The fence around the White House got wider yesterday. [FOX5]

  • D.C.’s NFL team will host a Thanksgiving Day game this year. [Post]

  • Cannabis advocates will give away weed at their “JointSessions” event. [NBC4]

  • A man dragged a police officer with his car during a traffic stop today. [WTOP]

  • Logan Hardware parent company buys Frager’s Hardware. [Hill Rag]

  • Opening Saturday: a new ramp to I-395 at Third Street. [WTOP]

  • Area Holiday Inns experienced a data breach impacting customer credit cards. [WUSA9]

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

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

  • Chain of command shakeup at MPD.[NBC4]

  • Wiedefeldsays Metro needs $15.5 billion over next 10 years. [WAMU]

  • While riders doubt claims that Metro is more reliable. [Times]

  • Don’t let the door hit ‘ya: Chaffetz won’t seek re-election. [WAMU]

  • STEM Breakthrough: Guinea pigs can Tweet! [WUSA9]

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

  • Read some facts about Two Inch Astronaut. [CLRVYNT]

  • And read FACT (the digital magazine) on the new compilation of early Priests recordings. [FACT Mag]

  • Read about Ryan and Hays Holladay’s upcoming 12-part performance piece, Columbia Diminuendo. [DC Music Download]

  • Happy holidays. [DCist]

  • “Currently the squad is four dogs and eight cats. I pet every cat.” [WCP]

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

  • Have you heard of this coffee shop? [Post]

  • A guide to dining in Foggy Bottom. [Eater]

  • Ideas if you’re craving Middle Eastern food across the river. [Arlington Mag]

  • Food envy is a real thing. [OpenTable]

  • Ten places to get on-the-go breakfast. [Edible]

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

  • Five neighborhoods where homes sell for more than they’re listed for. [UrbanTurf]

  • More on developers’ poaching of top D.C. cop for security at the Wharf. [Bisnow]

  • Penalizing cyclists for wearing headphones likely won’t make roads safer. [GGW]

  • Team of developers plan new condos in former District school in Hill East. [WBJ]

  • Four developers working on mega-projects in the D.C. area. [Washingtonian]

  • The great balcony-banner debate of 2017. [GGW]

  • The best views of D.C. from on high. [Curbed DC]

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