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On Friday, a court released hundreds of pages of files related to the 2010 Vince Gray shadow campaign investigation. Will the revelations harm the ex-mayor’s chances of ousting incumbent (and protégé) Yvette Alexander from the Ward 7 seat on the D.C. Council? That remains to be seen before the June primary.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A man was killed and another injured near a school in Adams Morgan on Sunday. [Post, Borderstan]
- Musicians and appreciators want to make the District’s jazz scene great again. Can they? [Post]
- A fire near the Rosslyn Metro station caused delays on the Orange and Blue lines today. [NBC4, FOX5]
- The D.C. Council is expected to vote on cannabis clubs tomorrow. Activists are concerned. [City Desk]
- Report: At-risk D.C. Public Schools students may not be getting targeted funding they need. [WAMU]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser wants residents to consider D.C. statehood at the ballot box. [City Desk, Post]
- Leftist group D.C. for Democracy hasn’t endorsed any Bowser allies in the 2016 elections. [Loose Lips]
- It’s going to be a nice week weather-wise. Like 80-degrees-and-sunny nice. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Reelin’ in the Years: Go forth and see some FilmfestDC flicks this week using City Paper as your guide.
- Robert Irwin at the Hirshhorn: Arts critic Kriston Capps calls the current exhibit “the best in a decade.”
- Teen Jeopardy!: Contestants in the game show were in D.C. last week and visited Ben’s Chili Bowl.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Huge Vince Gray/Jeff Thompson files release raises question about Gray, family member. [LL, LL, WAMU, Times]
- Read the files. [LL]
- Gray revelations don’t play out on the campaign trail. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser wants a legally pointless referendum on statehood. [City Desk, WAMU]
- More on Bowser’s statehood and budget autonomy efforts. [Post]
- RIP your pot club dreams. [City Desk]
- 2010 Gray campaign finance director Reuben Charles gets 60 days in prison for tax charge. [Post]
- New police union head takes over, with an eye for less confrontation. [Blade]
- Bowser pal’s D.C. Water nomination founders. [LL]
- District settles Peaceoholics lawsuit with Ron Moten. [LL]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- PJ Harvey‘s new album, which features a number of songs about D.C., “sounds like journalism.” [Post]
- Not a Portlandia character: Bethesda folk artist Jacob Newman is trying to write a song about all 700+ Pokémon. [Washingtonian]
- Jeopardy! teens love their half smokes. [Arts Desk]
- Joe’s Record Paradise turns to crowdfunding to save store. [Arts Desk]
- Folger Theatre will close out its 2016-2017 season with rarely produced Shakespeare play Timon of Athens. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Watch a new music video from Paperhaus. [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tax Day bar and restaurant specials [Eater]
- How restaurants develop great chefs [Washingtonian]
- Clock’s Nowhere Bar has reopened in Adams Morgan. [Post]
- Tangysweet to reopen as a to-go window in Penn Quarter. [Express]
- Chef Erik Bruner-Yang shares what’s in his fridge. [BYT]
- Simit + Smith close to opening in Georgetown. [PoPville]