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Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trumpwill be on Pennsylvania Avenue today to attend the grand opening of his new hotel. Protesters have secured sidewalk space outside to demonstrate peacefully. Mayor Muriel Bowser won’t be attending.


    •     Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson spar. [Loose Lips]

  • The District could expand a welfare program for low-income families. [Housing Complex]

  • D.C. is already preparing for winter storms, with Snowmageddon lessons. [WTOP, Post]

  • A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over the sale of a nursing home to Sidwell Friends. [City Desk]

  • Pedestrians and cyclists keep passing through the Beach Drive rehab work zone. [Post]

  • The D.C. Council won’t advance certain Airbnb regulations this year. [Housing Complex]

  • A former high-ranking city official has been sentenced to probation for tax evasion. [Post]

  • Many turned out for the 30th annual 17th Street High Heel race in Dupont Circle. [FOX5]


  • The Bird Is The Word: A new avian-centric restaurant opens in Logan Circle this week.

  • ‘Pattern of Neglect’: The District has sued a real estate firm for housing code violations.

  • Tchoup’s There It Is: A noodle pop-up will come to Alex McCoy’s Park View restaurant.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Deal cut over D.C. United stadium design. [WBJ]

  • District settles with Bank of America in Harriette Walters case. [LL, WBJ]

  • More on the statehood vote. [WAMU]

  • City preps for winter snowstorms. [Times]

  • Robert Bobb gets a hefty contract in Virginia. [Post]

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

  • Listen to “The Athlete,” the new song from Fort Totten rapper Ardamus that pays tribute to both Jackie Robinsonand San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. [Bandwidth]

  • Whatever the next Smithsonian Museum is, it won’t fit on the National Mall. [Washingtonian]

  • WAMU’s Bluegrass Country may be saved after all. [Post]

  • Filmmaker Virginia Quesada is close to finishing her decades-in-the-making Danny Gatton documentary. [WCP]

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

  • Jimmy Johns is in hot water after a customer’s allergic reaction. [Post]

  • Warm up with soup from these five places. [Washingtonian]

  • Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club threatened with lawsuit. [Bethesda Beat]

  • Learn to decipher Indian desserts. [Eater]

  • The end of ShopHouse and other changes with Chipotle. [WCP]

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

  • Urbanists praise new D.C. Zoning Commission nominee. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • What will happen to the tenants of the Washington Home if it’s sold to Sidwell? [WAMU]

  • A 30-unit apartment building is planned for Alabama Avenue SE in Ward 8. [Curbed DC]

  • What kind of home $20 million buys you in the District (it features a library). [Curbed DC]

  • Map: D.C. new zoning rules and what they actually mean. [Greater Greater Washington]