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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is now closed for a beautiful $208 million renovation, but the closure leaves many homeless people without a critical refuge.


  • No clean up for the Chesapeake Bay under Trump’s proposed EPA budget. [WAMU]

  • A District resident, and U.S. citizen, is denied college aid because her mother is undocumented. [Post]

  • D.C. may increase fines for traffic violations in effort to reduce accidents. [WAMU]

  • Maryland will open center dedicated to Harriet Tubman, built on the land she escaped. [Post]

  • U.S. shipbuilding companies may not be prepared to meet new demand. [WBJ]

  • This is what it looks like when a lion goes to the dentist. [NBC4]

  • Expect temperatures in the mid 50s and 60s this week. [Post]

  • Friday night fire kills 74-year-old District man. [Post]

  • Suspect in Georgetown kidnapping is arrested and detained. [Post]

  • Missing Va. teen is found in Tulsa, and this man is under arrest for sexual assault of a minor. [ABC7]

  • Two more D.C. youth have gone missing. [WUSA9] [WUSA9]


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

  • Colbert King calls Bowser out on slum housing. [Post]

  • Bland on Bland: Profile of Phil Mendelson, master of minutiae. [Post]

  • Metro gets mixed report card. [WAMU]

  • Teacher pay protest. [WUSA9]

  • Fire Engine Co. 16 is back after $9 million renovation. [NBC4]

  • D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson visits schools. [Post]

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

  • The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will return again in 2018. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Listen to a new song from local synth-pop band Clone of Clones. [DC Music Download]

  • A guide to all the 2017/2018 D.C. theater season announcements. [Post]

  • Priests, Hand Grenade Job, and other bands join a long list of artists condemning SXSW’s deportation clause. [Washingtonian]

  • Janel Leppin talks about her new label Wedderburn Records. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Chef Scott Drewno bows out at The Source. [Washingtonian]

  • Why Danny Meyer’s forthcoming D.C. restaurant matters. [Post]

  • The real reason why Fast Gourmet is closing. [ABC7]

  • Where to try tater tot nachos in D.C. [Eater]

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

  • A quarter of D.C. homes for sale are priced above $1 mil. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine discusses slumlord. [WAMU]

  • What the MLK library is expected to look like in 2020. [WBJ]

  • Logan Circle: one of D.C.’s most walkable neighborhoods. [Post]

  • AtTrump’s D.C. hotel, access comes with rooms and events. [AP]

  • American Institute of Architects to talk affordable housing. [Curbed DC]

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