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While hotel reservations have apparently trickled in, Airbnb says it expects over seven times its 2013 inauguration bookings. Greater Washington Airbnb hosts are thrilled. The question is: Are they hosting Trump supporters or protesters?


  • D.C. Police are admonished for using foul and aggressive language. [Post]

  • Kramerbooks is now 800 square feet bigger, with more books and event space. [Washingtonian, Borderstan]

  • Developer postpones mixed-use project next to historic Dupont Circle gas station. [WCP]

  • Metro proposes cutting late-night service, but Mayor Bowserand advocates dissent. [WAMU, Times]

  • How D.C. Police could better handle rape allegations, especially at parties. [Post]

  • Cash-strapped Metro is looking at consolidating office space and selling buildings. [WBJ]

  • Maps of greater Washington job clusters by sector. [GGW]

  • Women’s March on Washington faces permitting obstacle on overbooked Mall. [WTOP]

  • Police believe teen who died in a drive-by shooting was not the intended target. Family and friends are stunned and devastated. [Post, WUSA]


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

  • A major challenge for the new schools chancellor: “In this town, government has replaced parenting.” [Times]

  • The D.C. Council prepares to vote on a revised paid family leave proposal, to be funded by $250 million in new payroll taxes. [WAMU, Post]

  • Editorial: The District should not appeal $1.7 million judgment in favor of whistleblower Eric Payne, who was wrongfully fired in 2009. [Post]

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

  • Here’s where you can find D.C.’s latest murals. [DCist]

  • Hand Grenade Job documents a feminist awakening in its new music video for “July.” [CLRVYNT]

  • Check out photos from the DC Sticker Expo at The Fridge. [BYT]

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

  • The Twisted Hornis now Hank’s Cocktail Bar. [Eater]

  • Columbia Heights gets a fancy corner store with local products. [Washingtonian]

  • Every year there’s the Starbucks red cup debate. [Post]

  • Six new must-try lunches, including LaTena. [Zagat]

  • North Bethesda gets a Latin restaurant called Flor de Luna. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • A seven-story development is planned for the old Barrel House Liquor store. [UrbanTurf]

  • Interested in buying Alexander Graham Bells old Georgetown lab ($2.4 million)? [WBJ]

  • Developer Jair Lynch sells Ward 5 affordable housing property for $6.6 million. [Bisnow]

  • New tool displays history of roughly 127,000 buildings. [D.C. Historic Preservation Office]

  • National Capital Planning Commission to review plans for significant fence. [Curbed DC]

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