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

Dupont Circle’s new energy-generating sidewalk cost the city nearly $300,000, but it doesn’t generate much energy. On one of its busiest days since it was installed, it generated about enough energy to run one clothes dryer for one minute. With minimal signage, it doesn’t function well as a public space, either.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Investigation reveals Howard University Hospital to be in crisis. [Post]

  • Wiedefeld says water break in Metro’s aging system is possible again. [WTOP]

  • HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program: sounds boring, but it works wonders. Trump’s budget would decimate it. [WAMU]

  • Metro rejects ad campaign on human rights abuses in Egypt. [Post]

  • Maryland considers ticketing drivers who float in the passing lane. [WTOP]

  • New York’s high line architects are reimagining Georgetown’s canal. [Post]

  • Repeat-offending White House fence jumper arrested again. [Post]

  • Wal-Mart will be ‘official big box retailer’ at 21 arenas, including Verizon Center. [WBJ]

  • Wizards players weigh in on D.C. area’s missing girls. [Post]

  • Woman’s body found in the Potomac Saturday morning. [Post, ABC7]

  • Seyauna Parker, 14, went missing from Northeast D.C. last Thursday. [WUSA]

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

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

  • D.C. Council ready to approve Pete Newsham as MPD chief. [Post]

  • Neighbors: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are ruining Kalorama. [AP, Post]

  • Jaffe: On the pizzagate shooter and who should lose the right to bear arms. [NBC4]

  • Wingnut Alex Jones apologizes for fomenting pizzagate nonsense. [WAMU]

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

  • GoldLink’s excellent new album features a slew of local stars, includingWale, Kokayi, Cisero, and April George. [DC Music Download]

  • Local comic book artists seek to educate kids with facts in The Little Particle That Could. [DCist]

  • Listen to a long lost (except poorly ripped YouTube versions) Helium song. [NPR Music]

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

  • Adams Morgan has a new Italian restaurant. [Washingtonian]

  • An in-depth look at Italian store A. Litterinear Union Market. [Post]

  • Espita Mezcaleria celebrates its first year in business. [Eater]

  • Bike to breweries, but be safe. [DC Refined]

  • Have you ever tried raw milk? [Edible DC]

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

  • U Street’s historic Grimke School gets a redevelopment plan once again. [WCP]

  • If you want to live in the outer reaches of Northwest, it will cost you. [Curbed DC]

  • Ex-Mayor Vince Gray on his dreams to build a new hospital in Southeast. [WBJ]

  • 14th Street NW might just get an express-service Metro bus. [GGW]

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