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Citing recent City Paperreporting that Mayor Muriel Bowser’s mayoral campaign committee accepted more than the legal limit of political contributions from a controversial local slumlord, Public Citizen has filed a formal complaint with the Office of Campaign Finance. The good-government group identified 22 other contributors whose donations also violated campaign finance limits.


  • So many women have taken leave in protest today, classes are cancelled for at least nine D.C. schools, Prince George’s County, and Alexandria. [Post, WUSA, FOX5]

  • Standing Rock Sioux and tribes nationwide are in D.C. for four days of protest. [Post]

  • Five arrested in a D.C. protest against Trump’s Muslim travel ban. [Post]

  • Three of them were GW students. [GW Hatchet]

  • Montgomery Co. JCC receives sixth 2017 bomb threat; plans security increase. [NBC4]

  • Bowser releases plan to reduce unemployment to below 10 percent across wards. [Post, WBJ]

  • Metro board agrees to vote on fare increase and bus service cuts. [WAMU, WAMU]

  • How employers can prepare for possible Metro fare increase. [WBJ]

  • Archdiocese of Washington’s new bishop is D.C. area native Rev. Roy Edward Campbell Jr. [Post]

  • Food delivery robots are rolling down D.C. sidewalks. [NBC4]

  • For the love of an orange bench in Mount Pleasant. [WUSA9]

  • Open letter from a local man whose friend was nearly stabbed to death. [gofundme]

  • Alleged burglar hid inside the ceiling of a movie theater for three hours. [Post]

  • Cherry blossoms to bloom early. [WUSA9]


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

  • Bowser, D.C. Council, split over GOP school vouchers bill. [Post]

  • Racine to Sherwood, on a possible run for mayor: You’ll be the first to know. [NBC4]

  • Bomb threats to JCC, ADL offices. [DCist]

  • RBG at the opera. [NBC4]

  • Trump Hotel: A place to do business. [Times]

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

  • Listen to a new song from Flasher’s upcoming 7-inch. [Bullett]

  • And check out the first single from The Sea Life’s upcoming LP. [THE FADER]

  • Here are all the D.C.-area theaters that have announced their 2017-2018 season thus far. [Post]

  • Simone Eccleston named The Kennedy Center’s first director of hip hop culture and contemporary music. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Bars and restaurants join the A Day Without Woman strike. [Washingtonian]

  • What happens after a cocktail industry leader wears blackface on the Zulu float. [Post]

  • Silver Spring has a new barbecue restaurant. [Eater]

  • A pizza switcheroo in Bethesda. [Bethesda Beat]

  • These restaurants really love duck. [DC Refined]

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

  • More on Bowser-Council fight over vacant Anacostia homes. [WAMU]

  • Developer adds parking to micro-unit project after suit. [UrbanTurf]

  • Capitol Hill-based business focuses on tenants’ rights. [UrbanTurf]

  • Gentrification, inequality in the District, mapped. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Candy lobbyists are booking big events at Trump’s D.C. hotel. [Post]

  • Brookings finds D.C. area has second-highest median income. [WBJ]

  • Study finds it’s pricier to live in D.C. than in its suburbs. [Curbed DC]

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