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Uber and the District have reached a settlement over 1,934 tickets amounting to $986,000. Uber will pay about half the money, and much of that will go toward increasing UberPOOL. Meanwhile, Maryland has disqualified more than 4,000 Uber and Lyft drivers who passed their companies’ background checks.


  • Judge blocks Sanford Capital’s attempt to end the consumer protection aspect of D.C.’s lawsuit. [WCP]

  • Man accused of killing Pamela Butlerin 2009 may have also killed his young wife in 1989. Both women remain missing. [Post]

  • How the Kenilworth Avenue speeding camera boosts D.C.’s bottom line. [WBJ]

  • D.C. is offering women free workshops on salary negotiation. [Post]

  • Perspective: Bus to rail transfers should be free. [GGW]

  • Video of dirt bike and ATV pack cutting through Northeast D.C. [FOX5]

  • On sewage in the Potomac and Alexandria’s troubled sewer system. [WAMU]

  • Summer today, but spring (and spring showers) for the rest of the week. [Post]

  • Pollen explosion, round two, hits D.C. [Post]

  • Here’s your round one Stanley Cup playoff schedule for the Capitals. [WTOP]

  • The Wizards beat the Pistons, and the Nats creamed the Cardinals. [Post, Post]

  • Police officer injured at a dispute at Barry Farm in Southeast. [FOX5, NBC4]


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

  • Bowser’s budget and the problem of police force attrition. [Times]

  • D.C. is a national leader in programs for the poor.[D.C. Policy Center]

  • Simmons: D.C. needs to step it up on summer jobs program. [Times]

  • Hospital challenges in city’s eastern wards. [GGW]

  • You’re Welcome America: D.C.’s Emancipation Day extends tax filing deadline.[Post]

  • Councilman denies campaign finance wrongdoing. [NBC4]

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

  • Listen to the new Loud Boyz EP. [DC Music Download]

  • Studio Theatre announces (most of) its 2017/2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Bummer for all you Wizard of Oz fans out there: The Smithsonian is taking Dorothy’s red ruby slippers off display in a few weeks. [DCist]

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

  • Abunai Poke is the second poke restaurant to open in D.C. in a week. [Washingtonian]

  • Controversial Maryland beer bill passes the senate with amendments. [WBJ]

  • There’s no barbecue at the African American Museum, and why that matters. [Post]

  • Someone ate 255 Peeps in five minutes. [WTOP]

  • Saturday Night Live spoofs that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad. [Eater]

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

  • A developer of a project in Kingman Park appeals key zoning ruling. [Curbed DC]

  • A greater supply of rental housing in D.C. is helping to keep rents stable. [WTOP]

  • Meanwhile, condo sales in D.C. have increased, and prices have not. [UrbanTurf]

  • More than 450 apartments and a hotel are slated for a NoMa project. [UrbanTurf]

  • Where D.C. makes the most money off red-light and speeding cameras. [WBJ]

  • What the District’s (alliterative) “Inclusive Innovation Incubator” may do. [DC Inno]

  • Trump Organization settles with another celebrity chef over District hotel. [Post]

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