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For months, all signs pointed to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s intention to intervene using executive rule-making to help Digi Outdoor Media, a controversial company that has been sanctioned by city agencies and sued by the attorney general for erecting illegal signs. But last week Bowser changed her mind. Perhaps because court records show that the company’s executive has been sued by investors, gone into debt collection, passed a bad check, and more.


  • Ten teen D.C. girls still missing from January alone. [Post]

  • Cherry Blossom Festival will go on, even if they all die. [WAMU]

  • Prosecutors have not yet told inauguration protesters the precise allegations against them. [Post]

  • Georgetown and UMD offering new tuition breaks for federal employees. [WBJ]

  • Trump’s new travel ban takes effect after midnight. Here’s data on non-immigrant visas issues 1997-2016. [State Department]

  • Proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 1787-2014. [National Archives]

  • Charming young mathletes use pizza to explain geometry. [NBC4]

  • UMD ups support for current undocumented students. [Post]

  • D.C.’s football team watches its wallet in free agency. [Post]

  • Take a look at the Nats’ new spring training facility in West Palm Beach. [WBJ]


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

  • Inside Trump summoning Mayor Bowser for an Oval Office meeting. [WTOP, Post]

  • Watchdog org says Metro too hasty in launching SafeTrack. [WAMU]

  • Howard University weighs in on Trump/Under Armour controversy. [The Hilltop]

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

  • Veep is returning soon! Watch a preview. [DCist]

  • Listen to a new GoldLink song (with Jazmine Sullivan and Kaytranada). [NPR Music]

  • Woolly Mammoth announces its 2017-2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • A very hip Muriel Bowser goes to SXSW, reps D.C. [Post]

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

  • Bombay Bistro celebrates 25 years in business. [Eater]

  • Get ready for two new Shake Shack locations. [Washingtonian]

  • Drink by the fire at these area bars. [Post]

  • Food magazine Lucky Peach lays off all its employees, suggesting end is near. [Eater National]

  • The best new breweries in America. [Thrillist]

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

  • D.C.’s homeless shelters served the homeless as usual during the storm. [Times]

  • What sorts of homes you could buy in D.C. if you only had $2 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • Lots of development is coming down the pipeline for Adams Morgan. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developer hopes to sell nine-story office building with tenant in Southwest. [WBJ]

  • Three properties on Good Hope Road SE in Anacostia are for sale. [Curbed DC]

  • Shoveling after snowfall: It’s the law in D.C. [GGW]

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