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

Despite a growing chorus of parents, teachers, and union members who believe Mayor Muriel Bowser violated clear statutory guidelines by excluding stakeholder input in her choice for schools chancellor, the D.C. Council Education Committee unanimously approved Antwan Wilson’s nomination yesterday.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Inauguration protest permitting 101, and why it’s a big problem right now. [Post]

  • Comet gunman appears in federal court. [WAMU, Post, WTOP]

  • Airport workers at National and Dulles will strike today. [Post]

  • Attorney sues Metro for $50 million because a metal pole fell on his head in a station. [WTOP]

  • The buses-only tunnel in Rosslyn is almost done. [GGW]

  • Residents near Georgia Avenue Metro hear, and feel, quake-like rumblings. [ABC7]

  • Muslims and allies marched yesterday to protest Trump’s Muslim registry idea. [DCist]

  • Catholic University launches program for small businesses in D.C. [WBJ]

  • It might snow a little on Saturday. [Post]

  • In handcuffs, she stole a police car and led officers on a chase to Virginia. [Fox5, Post]

  • Ballou High’s marching band stepped for George W. Bush, but snubs Trump. They’re not alone. [NBC4]

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

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Liz Garrigan (tips? lgarrigan@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s Inspector General may investigate DGS firings. [WAMU]

  • A West Coast sensibility among the D.C. Council. [Times]

  • Southwest residents get a pro-Trump hate letter on their windshields. [Twitter]

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

  • Since it opened, more than half a million people have already visited the African American Museum. [Washingtonian]

  • Meet Brain Rapp, Nature Boi, and Ezko—Maryland’s DMV (Dope Music Village) rappers. [Bandwidth]

  • Of course people are lining up early to see the new Star Wars movie. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C.’s Combat Veteran Players are performing “The Comedy of Errors” tonight. [WUSA]

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

  • “Female-friendly” steakhouse in cursed location to close. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C.’s most classic restaurants include Tune Inn and Old Ebbitt. [Town & Country]

  • Summarizing a year of Northern Virginia dining. [NoVa Mag]

  • Buffalo Billiards launching game-show-themed trivia league. [Borderstan]

  • Anthony Bourdain on what makes a perfect burger. [Thrillist]

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

  • D.C. Zoning Commission approves redevelopment plans for Kenilworth Courts. [WBJ]

  • Income inequality in the D.C. metro region, mapped. (It’s what you’d expect.) [CityLab]

  • The District advances ways to make first-time home-buying easier for residents. [Post]

  • Historic Preservation Office supports 40-50 unit project on 14th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

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