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Metro’s board passed an austerity plan yesterday. Expect rail and bus trips to cost 10 to 25 cents more. Weekly bus passes will hold steady at $17.50. The increased fares and decreased service will make up for a $290 million budget shortfall.


  • Black members of Congress ask Justice Department to investigate D.C.’s missing black girls. [NBC4]

  • Community backlash over increased police reports of missing children. [FOX5]

  • The vicious 1984 murder of a D.C. woman makes it to the Supreme Court. [Post]

  • Georgetown parts with legacy basketball coach John Thompson III. [Post]

  • Yesterday might have been the last day of winter weather. [Post]

  • She’s trying to replace metro station ads with giant cat photos. [DCist]

  • Details emerge on police shooting of a Southeast man. [Post]

  • Man dies of shot to the head in Southeast after midnight. [WUSA9]

  • Demetria Carthens, 17, has been missing since February. [NBC4]

  • Anjel Burl, 16, went missing in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday. [ABC7]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Chief Financial Officer says minimum wage hike will cost D.C. jobs. [Times]

  • ATF employs a mobile crime lab to process shooting scenes. [WJLA]

  • While officials review botched ballistics analyses. [Post]

  • Wal-Mart is coming to Verizon Center. [Biz Journal]

  • Narcissist or douchebag, a personality test. [Biz Journal]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • The crowds for the African American Museum have been huge…and they’re expected to get even bigger. [Post]

  • I.M.P. signs 40-year operation deal with Merriweather Post Pavilion. [DC Music Download]

  • How a shutdown of the National Endowment for the Arts would affect D.C.-area theater companies. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Watch a music video for Bad Moves’ “The Verge” and feel thirsty. [The Le Sigh]

  • Mary Timony will tour playing Helium songs! [SPIN]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Logan Circle gets a hand roll sushi restaurant this summer. [WCP]

  • Chef Aaron Silverman is likely taking over Bayou Bakery’s D.C. location. [Washingtonian]

  • A major macaron shop is readying to open two D.C. locations. [Post]

  • ChefVictor Albisu named in the Minority Business Leader Awards. [WBJ]

  • Why meal delivery service switched it up to serve Syrian cuisine. [WTOP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips?

  • Howard University plans to lease some of its property for redevelopment. [WBJ]

  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust to buy Watergate office building. [WBJ]

  • D.C. development could slow and prices could fall under Trump’s budget. [UrbanTurf]

  • More analysis on those predictions as uncertainty remains in the market. [Post]

  • Douglas Development plans to convert NoMa church into synagogue. [Bisnow]

  • A 226-key boutique hotel by Hilton is to open in Scott Circle in April. [Curbed DC]

  • General Services Administration rules Trump’s D.C. hotel lease is kosher. [Post]

  • Housing density as a proxy for the D.C. area’s city vs. suburbs distinction. [GGW]

  • Urbanist nerds go hardcore with “Game of Zones” à la March Madness. [GGW]

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