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

D.C.’s full-time forensic anthropologistJennifer Love spent far more time than the typical 60 days to find the family of an unknown woman who died in Chevy Chase. Meanwhile, the woman’s brother was conducting his own search. Nearly two years later he has found his sister, and a measure of closure.


  • After a roller-coaster start, the Women’s March is shaping up to be a force. [Post]

  • An anaconda is found in an Arlington toilet. [WTOP]

  • A comprehensive guide to using D.C.’s Pre-K lottery system. [GGW]

  • The Watergate office building has a new owner. [WBJ]

  • Lights were out on in the Washington Monument last night. [NBC4]

  • Charles J. Colgan, who served 40 years in the Virginia Senate, dies at 90. [Post]

  • Ivanka Trump will reportedly live in Kalorama, near the Obamas. [Washingtonian, WBJ]

  • Why the doors on the newest Metro cars take so long to open. [GGW]

  • Nearby greenhouses keep D.C. in fresh produce this winter. [WTOP]

  • Six expensive puppies are missing in Manassas, Va. [NBC4, Post]


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

  • Marijuana legalization activists will make sure inauguration spirits are high. [Times]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is once again denied even a symbolic House vote. [Post]

  • Md. lawmakers plan bill requiring Trump to release tax returns to appear on ballot. [Post]

  • Speaker Paul Ryan to appear at GW next week for CNN town hall. [GW Hatchet]

  • ICYMI: Bruce Johnson’s conversation with D.C. Council’s newest members. [WUSA9]

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

  • April passes to the African American Museum will be released today. [Post]

  • After nine years, local funk/soul band The Funk Ark call it quits. [DC Music Download]

  • Online trolls screwed up D.C. life in 2016, but 2017 may be worse. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to a new song from Tölva. [BYT]

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

  • How much longer can D.C.’s restaurant boom last? [Washingtonian]

  • Downtown gets another steakhouse. [WBJ]

  • It looks like BiBap Korean Restaurant will open today in Dupont Circle. [PoPville]

  • Famous sports personalities buy a bar in Friendship Heights. [Bethesda Beat]

  • These restaurants are collecting donations during inauguration weekend. [DCist]

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

  • Donald Trump’s lawsuit against a celebrity chef over his new hotel may go to trial. [Post]

  • A co-living space called Oslo Atlas is coming to the H Street NE corridor. [BisNow]

  • Almost 800 residential units and major retail are planned for Union Market. [UrbanTurf]

  • Foreign investors aren’t as interested in D.C. real estate as they used to be. [WBJ]

  • The District advances plans to construct a homeless shelter in Ward 3. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act and the case of Museum Square. [Guardian]

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