Muriel Bowser‘s committee is holding up a deal with Akridge that could be leverage on the soccer stadium. [WBJ]

Marion Barry hospitalized “out of precaution.” [NBC4]

Vince Gray claims he wasn’t involved in rejecting a plea deal from the U.S. Attorney. [LL]

Jonetta Rose Barras: Bowser’s transition isn’t built for change. [Post]

Bowser talks about the marijuana initiative and convicted ex-advisor Tom Lindenfeld. [LL]

Attorney General-elect Karl Racine promises to be an “independent dude.” [LL]

Councilgram catches another councilmember parking illegally. [Instagram]

What’s cooler than being cool? Sidewalks. [City Desk]

Top lobbyist Rod Woodson helps shopping center fight opening of gay bar. [Blade]

Ward 4 public charter school investigated for breaking test rules. [Post]

Superior Court judge Herbert B. Dixon Jrwill retire next year. [Post]

Could the Department of Health possibly allow a cafe with cats? [Post]

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