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The news that Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Maryland Congressman Andy Harris, and other Republican stalwarts in the House of Representatives hope to revoke the District’s voter-approved legalization of marijuana must be greeted with disdain but not surprise. For nearly a century, publicity-hungry, truth-adverse politicians have defied public opinion, scientific evidence, and simple decency to jail people who choose to smoke a weed they find harmless.


  • Local non-profit plans D.C.’s first LGBTQ senior living facility. [WCP]

  • Council-mayor conflict over four blighted, historic homes escalates. [WCP]

  • Sixty five guns stolen in four recent D.C. area gun store burglaries. [NBC4]

  • Attorney representing refugees at Dulles was all smiles last night. [WUSA9]

  • Missing children gain national traction through social media. [FOX5]

  • P.G. County Police start here: Everyone is a little racist. [WAMU]

  • Comet Ping Pong gunman is expected to plead guilty. [Post]

  • BWI is looking to add an in-terminal hotel. [WBJ]

  • Masterful and delightful Post copy editor Bill Walsh dies at 55. [Post]

  • In a snowy nest, on a frigid day, a baby bald eagle hatches in Southeast. [Post]

  • At 19, he’s aging out of foster care but still has hope he’ll find a family. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Bowser to loan city money to create a “green bank.” [Post]

  • Grocery store in Ward 7 food desert sucks. [East Of The River News]

  • Homeless shelter raises big bucks. [Times]

  • An ode to FOIA. [NBC4]

  • Pentagon Papers lawyer Stanley Godofsky dies. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Listen to a melancholy, thoughtful new single from Foster Carrots. [WCP]

  • More 2017-2018 local theater season announcements: Theater J, Woolly Mammoth, and more. [Post]

  • There’s a new documentary out about D.C.’s hip-hop scene. [DC Music Download]

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts tries to make Wikipedia a little less sexist. [WCP]

  • Local reporter discovers the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. [Express]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Kangaroo Boxing Club is becoming The Good Silver. [WCP]

  • Try Korean bar snacks from the Manduteam and a New York chef. [WCP]

  • Several D.C. chefs advance as James Beard Award finalists. [Post]

  • Where to party this weekend if you bleed green. [Washingtonian]

  • A new report on D.C.’s food deserts is out. [DCist]

  • This appetizer is outrageous. [Huffington Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • Tenants of rent-controlled building in Northwest organize against sale. [WAMU]

  • How President Donald Trump’s budget proposal could affect the region. [Post]

  • Development team behind McMillan proposal reacts to court ruling. [UrbanTurf]

  • How right of first refusal under D.C. TOPA law plays out in practice. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Washington Georgetown Marriott gets a $28 million renovation. [WBJ]

  • Critic questions coalition push to reform D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan. [InTowner]

  • Where does all the dirt taken from D.C.-area construction projects go? [Bisnow]

  • Why some properties sit vacant for years on end: title complications. [GGW]

  • What $5,000 a month in rent gets you in the District. [Curbed DC]

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