A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

A high wind warning is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening. The winds have already blown part of a roof off a D.C. apartment building and taken down down trees and power lines. Some roads are closed. Thousands of people have lost power.


  • Arlington doesn’t like the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola idea. [Post]

  • Lawsuit alleges JPMorgan Chase scheme deprived jurors full payment for service. [Post]

  • The fight to save a cemetery at a historic African American church in Bethesda. [NBC4]

  • An attorney on how businesses should deal with Trump’s immigration policies. [WBJ]

  • Feds withhold funds to Metro after DMV lawmakers miss a deadline. [WAMU]

  • GMU students sue school for information on dealings with the Koch brothers. [WBJ]

  • Friday night police chase begins in the District, ends at Maryland Live Casino. [Post]

  • Miguel Escobar, 14, has been missing from D.C. since last Wednesday. [WUSA]

  • Andre Hick, 15, has also been missing from D.C. since last Wednesday. [WUSA]


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

  • Paul Schwartzman hits an In-N-Out Burger with Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Utah. [Post]

  • His committee will vote today on whether to block D.C.’s “death with dignity” law. [AP]

  • “Protest tourism” may be the only silver lining as D.C braces for Trump shock. [Post]

  • Wads of cash and other mixed memories of longtime D.C. Councilmember H.R. Crawford. [Post]

  • ICYMI: D.C. Chamber calls on Mayor Muriel Bowser to veto paid leave bill. [WBJ]

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

  • Meet famed local concert poster designer Jeffrey Everett. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to a new single from D.C.’s Furniteur. [WCP]

  • Petworth murals, as seen on Instagram. [Washingtonian]

  • If you want to see the most unsettling play in the D.C. area right now, see Woolly Mammoth’s Baby Screams Miracle. [WCP]

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

  • Happy hours with the best food specials. [Post]

  • Mai Thai in Georgetown reopens after health department shutters it. [Washingtonian]

  • The BBQ Joint inside Union Market has closed. [Eater]

  • Get to know the area’s three new Spanish restaurants. [DC Refined]

  • Do “cheap eats” lists contain underlying racism? [NPR]

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

  • Some tenants of the District’s public housing are now allowed to own certain pets. [WCP]

  • January home prices in the D.C. area were at their highest level in a decade. [UrbanTurf]

  • For sale: the former Kalorama mansion of art collector Joseph Hirshhorn. [Curbed DC]

  • DDOT launches districtmobility.org to track traffic congestion. [WAMU]

  • No charges for a D.C. police officer in fatal shooting at a public housing complex. [NBC4]

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