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

With the travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries temporarily suspended, immigrants were able to fly into Dulles, producing tearful reunions. Nine from Yemen are expected to arrive today. A Libyan student studying at George Mason is already back. Attorneys are still standing by.


  • It’s not easy being Paul J. Wiedefeld. [Post]

  • Former Metro Police officer says the agency has gutted employee background check programs, endangering riders. [Post]

  • BWI is planning a 70,000 square foot expansion of its international terminal. [WBJ]

  • Back from vacation, the Obamas get “Welcome Home” signs in Kalorama. [WUSA]

  • D.C. is facing the most hostile Congress and administration in decades. [Post]

  • Eight states are considering bills that would increase penalties against protesters. [Post]

  • An argument for covering blank walls with murals. [GGW]

  • Fly direct to India starting this summer. [WBJ]

  • Weather this week will come in like a lamb, go out like a lion. [Post]

  • Teen shooting victim in Northeast died last night. [WUSA]

  • Found: “critical missing” 13-year-old had been seen last on Maryland Ave. N.E. [WJLA]


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

  • Savoy students relocated due to vermin, rodent infestation. [NBC4]

  • Free Barron! It’s tough to be the president’s child. [WTOP]

  • ICYMI: Harry Jaffe has reason for optimism in the face of Chaffetz. [NBC4]

  • ICYMI: Local trans Latina activist cyberbullied. [DCist]

  • Pilot after-school math program is designed to close D.C.’s significant math gap. [Post]

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

  • How Luke Stewart is helping to hold D.C.’s jazz scene together. [Post]

  • Watch a new music video from RDGLDGRN, featuring Method Man. [DC Music Download]

  • Museum of the American Indian is planning to build a memorial for Native American veterans. [DCist]

  • Theater companies try to figure out what they should do in the age of Trump. [Post]

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

  • Chef Matt Adler returns. [WCP]

  • Peter Chang’s Bethesda restaurant is getting closer to opening. [Bethesda Beat]

  • Cava Grill uses sensors to better understand its customers. [NRN]

  • Ingredients chefs are crushing on right now. [Washingtonian]

  • Meet a local chocolatier. [DC Refined]

  • Chips or spears? [Eater]

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

  • Some D.C. public housing residents will be able to own pets under a new policy. [Post]

  • District rents will likely keep increasing despite a growing housing supply. [GGW]

  • Post editorial board says proposed Airbnb regulations in D.C. are too prohibitive. [Post]

  • D.C. growth is putting pressure on historically African-American churches. [WAMU]

  • D.C.’s Shepherd Park, a “happy medium” between the city and the suburbs. [UrbanTurf]

  • Lots and lots of new projects are coming to H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.’s most valuable commercial properties, ranked. Can you guess No. 1? [WBJ]

  • Op-ed: The District has to update its comprehensive plan. [Post]

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