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Jeff Thompson allegedly gave off-the-books help to Linda CroppPat MaraVincent Orange, and other candidates. [Post]

Also: Alleged shadow campaign operative Vernon Hawkins is reportedly set to plead guilty. [Post]

DYRS recidivism stats don’t tell the whole story. [Times]

Federal City Council asks for a living wage bill veto. [Post]

Post ed board wants inspector general, Board of Ethics to play nice. [Post]

Metro crash settlements will be unsealed. [WAMU]

“Ex-gay” singer drops out of city-sponsored concert after Mayor Vince Gray thinks he’d be a distraction. [Post]

Some charters struggle with fundraising. [Post]

Strip club could be too lewd for Glover Park. [Patch]