In Nikita Stewart opus on Jeff Thompson, one anonymous source has the former D.C. contractor offering Vince Gray an off-the-books campaign loan. [Post]

Kenyan McDuffie will lead committee on potential sanctions for Marion Barry. [Times]

Elimination of parking minimums dropped from zoning update. [Housing Complex]

Victor Hoskins living wage bill has deterred three other larger retailers from coming to D.C. [WBJ]

So-so reaction to David Catania‘s ed proposals. [Post]

Deborah Simmons, DCGOP wants a Walmart veto. [Times, Times]