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On Friday night, a stray bullet hit a seven-year-old girl whose condition improved over the weekend. But residents who live near the 2900 block of Knox Place SE, where the incident occurred, say violence is too common in the area.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to submit a minimum-wage bill to lawmakers this week. [Loose Lips]
  • Officials say private ambulances hired by the District are helping with medical responses. [Post]
  • A second audit of D.C. Circulators showed that vehicles’ conditions were still “unacceptable.” [WTOP]
  • Does Metro’s Blue Line get the shaft when officials make service changes and improvements? [Post]
  • Paid-leave advocates had national success last week, but the D.C. Council is still crafting such a policy. [WAMU]
  • Last week’s cold got you down? Higher temperatures and rain are forecast to move in soon. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

  • D.C. Hamburglar: An alleged burglar struck the Five Guys in Columbia Heights in March. Spooky!
  • Amaro Duo: Don Ciccio & Figli distillery has added two more amaros to its locally made liqueurs.
  • Simply the Best: Catch up on City Paper’s 2016 Best Of Issue if you weren’t able to this weekend.

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

  • Union protests Circulator bus maintenance problems. [WAMU]
  • Private ambulances hit the streets. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser preps minimum wage bill. [LL]
  • Colby King talks youth violence. [Post]
  • More on the bumbling that almost kept Bernie Sanders off the primary ballot. [Times]
  • What a temporary closure of Beach Drive means for Rock Creek Park. [GGW]
  • Mendelson on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Council wants insurance decision. [WBJ]

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

  • Tarica June talks gentrification in D.C. [NPR]
  • Dance Place’s founding director and co-director to retire in 2017. [Post]
  • Theater J announces new season. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Photos of Foul Swoops at the MLK Library. [Arts Desk]
  • How Anuradha Nehru is bringing Indian dance to D.C. [Post]
  • Listen to Flasher‘s debut EP. [Bandwidth]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A guide to D.C. area farmers markets [BYT]
  • Five great happy hours in Arlington [Washingtonian]
  • El Sol will close on 14th Street and reopen down the block as Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana. [Post]
  • Anthony Bourdain is a jiu-jitsu champion. [Eater]
  • Ethiopian restaurant coming to former Jackie’s space in Silver Spring. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Cuban coffee and cocktail spot planned near 14th Street NW. [Borderstan]
  • McDonald’s adds restaurant with no tables or chairs. [Business Insider]