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

D.C. police have arrested Jose Rodriguez-Cruz in the 2009 murder ofPamela Butler, who was an analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. The charge brings the promise of a measure of closure to Butler’s family, yet her body is still missing.


  • D.C.’s AG tears down slumlord Sanford Capital’s bankruptcy claim. [WCP]

  • More than 130 D.C. residents are without a home after last week’s storm. [NBC4]

  • Three tornadoes hit greater Washington last Thursday. [FOX5]

  • D.C. police officer paid for sex with a 15-year-old and then robbed her. [Post]

  • GW sexual assault survivors suffer from high staff turnover in support positions. [GW Hatchet]

  • An old tree, five feet in diameter and 50 feet tall, falls near White House. [Post]

  • White nationalists clashed with others at Lafayette Square on Saturday. [Post]

  • Police are searching for a man who shot at two cruisers and a parked car. [WUSA9]

  • The body of a 21-year-old man found was found in the Tidal Basin. [Post]

  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork has been helping D.C. teens in crisis for 40 years. [Post]

  • Two girls, 16 and 17, went missing over the weekend, [WUSA9, WUSA9]

  • D.C. teachers host house parties to raise money for class projects. [Post]


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

  • Colbert King: Council grandstanding on the budget shall begin. [Post]

  • Led by Vince Gray. [DCist]

  • Who needles Mayor Bowser. [Post]

  • And shows his poker face regarding the mayoral race. [DCist]

  • Passover celebrations to include focus on refugees. [WAMU]

  • Brandon Toddscrewed up his campaign finance returns. [Post]

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

  • How the Anacostia River Fest reconnects D.C. with the riverfront. [WAMU]

  • At the DCAC, a tasting of “Art 101.” [Post]

  • Park Snakes frontwoman Nenet Nenet discusses her band’s new EP. [Femchord]

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

  • Changing local laws mean more ways to buy beer. [WTOP]

  • More ideas for how to make the most out of Craft Beer Week. [Washingtonian]

  • This new beer supports local bike trails. [Post]

  • “New Romanticism” is a new term used to describe food. [Eater]

  • It appears that Nepalese/American restaurant Third Eye is open. [PoPville]

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

  • New development in the pipeline for Shaw. [UrbanTurf]

  • Hosting on Airbnb has effectively become a full-time job for some. [UrbanTurf]

  • What could a new hospital east of the Anacostia River accomplish? [GGW]

  • Last week’s rain storms displaced more than 100 Southeast residents. [NBC4]

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