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The District has a dark history when it comes to the treatment of its mentally disabled residents, but yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelledismissed a 40-year-old class-action lawsuit, citing the progress D.C. has made in caring for the disabled.


  • A “Kool Kids Klan” petition was circulated in a Maryland high school last week. [Post]

  • On average, a driver kills a pedestrian once every four days in greater D.C. [GGW]

  • Howard students arrested after protesting Jeff Sessions’ nomination hearing. [Hilltop]

  • He’s been photographing D.C. architecture in Polaroids for 30 years. [NBC4]

  • Workplace active shooter training 101. [WBJ]

  • 2016 was a great year to be a venture capitalist in greater Washington. [WBJ]

  • D.C. residents, especially those who were kids in 2008, miss Obama already. [WUSA]

  • Cell phone towers (and Port-a-Potties) installed on the Mall for inauguration. [NBC4]

  • Meet the artist behind one of the largest murals in D.C. [NBC4]


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

  • D.C. Council tackles campaign finance reform, pay-to-play politics. [Post]

  • After years of criticism, mayor and MPD to announce new police patrol strategy. [AP]

  • AG Karl Racine announces settlement with predatory lending outfit. [NBC4]

  • Bowser, Metro, address fire safety in response to litigation from 2015 incident. [WJLA]

  • Daily News Talk with Bruce DePuyt is going off the air. [Twitter]

  • David Grosso introduces bill, vows to regulate marijuana sales—again. [DCist]

  • An Inauguration Day Women’s March primer. [New York Times]

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

  • Like the African American Museum, the Hirshhorn is distributing free timed passes to its upcomingKusama exhibit. [Post]

  • Rare Essencerip it up at Globalfest. [NY Times]

  • Meet the ringers of Shaw’s Capitol Pool Checkers. [DCist]

  • Shy Glizzy is dead. Long live Jefe. [THE FADER]

  • After 14 years, National Postal Museum director Allen Kane is retiring. [Post]

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

  • Coming late spring, Brent Kroll’s wine bar in Shaw. [WCP]

  • Chef Nora Pouillon wins James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award. [Eater]

  • New food stamp online ordering system could help food get to food deserts. [Post]

  • Columbia Heights’ new Mexican restaurants opens Friday night. [Washingtonian]

  • Drink wine in cans at Jiffy Lube Live this summer. [WBJ]

  • Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant opens in Shaw. [PoPville]

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

  • Former Textile Museum in Kalorama will become a large private residence. [UrbanTurf]

  • Locals plan to leave the District during Donald Trump’s impending inauguration. [Post]

  • Why certain condo buildings east of the Anacostia River are so difficult to sell. [GGW]

  • Sorry, folks: The D.C. area’s housing stock won’t grow significantly anytime soon. [Post]

  • The District will pay $1 million as part of homeowner settlement involving tax liens. [Post]

  • In speech, Mayor Muriel Bowser signals more affordable housing investments. [WJLA]

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