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Mayor Muriel Bowser accepted an illegal campaign donation from D.C. slumlord giant Sanford Capital. And yesterday The Washington Postcame to the same conclusion City Paper did more than three weeks ago, which is that D.C. taxpayers are subsidizing a bad actor whose owner lives in a $2.9 million Bethesda home. Bowser, for her part, is giving the public and the press the silent treatment on the matter.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Immigrants in the region are avoiding public places, living in great fear. [Post]

  • D.C. area’s best elementary schools, ranked. [WBJ]

  • Parking lots may be falling out of favor for area suburbanites. [Post]

  • Metro files suit against transit union over anti-fatigue policy. [WTOP]

  • Meditation studios are proliferating in greater Washington. [WTOP]

  • Inside the historic home of Carter G. Woodson, father of black history. [WTOP]

  • Happy first birthday, DC Streetcar. [NBC4]

  • Hundreds raised money for cancer research in Cycle for Survival. [NBC4]

  • D.C. public charter teacher arrested for sexual contact with three minors. [WUSA]

  • Four armed robberies in upper Northwest and Montgomery Friday night. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Report shows District’s schools are highly segregated. [Post]

  • Savoy Elementary, which had been infested with bed bugs, reopens. [WTOP]

  • D.C. schools are raising their own money for classroom needs. [WUSA9]

  • Trump administration plans to expand D.C. school voucher program. [Post]

  • D.C. police will not enforce civil immigration laws, acting chief says. [FOX5]

  • Pot activists “going straight to civil disobedience.” [DCist]

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

  • The owner of 7DrumCity talks about the music studio’s expansion and relocation. [DC Music Download]

  • The Hirshhorn’s new Yayoi Kusama exhibition is historic. So are the lines. [Post]

  • We’ve heard this song before: Fort Reno is in trouble and needs your donations. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Chef Jonathan Uribe departs Toki Underground, and no one will fill his spot. [WCP]

  • Reporter tells all after dining next to Donald Trump at BLT Prime. [IJR]

  • A guide to getting a good deal on wine at restaurants. [Post]

  • All the Mardi Gras happenings in D.C. [Eater]

  • Treats for people who are obsessed with magic and unicorns. [DC Refined]

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

  • A closer look at one of Sanford’s distressed apartment complexes, Sayles Place. [Post]

  • Brookland, the nexus of Catholic institutions, the arts, and new development. [UrbanTurf]

  • Neighborhood group argues against construction of homeless shelter in Ward 5. [Post]

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