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A fatal shooting on Saturday afternoon at the Deanwood Metro station left 15-year-old Davonte Washington dead. The youth was with his mother and younger sisters on his way to get a haircut for Easter, according to his grandfather. The incident—the second reported shooting at a Metro station this year—remains under investigation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Today is the first day that some D.C. residents will be picked up by private ambulances. [WAMU, NBC4]
- A firefighter and two residents were injured in a fire on North Capitol Street NE yesterday. [WJLA, NBC4]
- Report: Incarcerated female D.C. residents are sent too far away to federal prisons in other states. [WAMU]
- On Friday, the District released 17 projects for development as part of a “March Madness” initiative. [WBJ]
- Post editorial board comes out in support of Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s homeless shelter plan. [Post]
- According to the latest census reports, the D.C. metro area is now bigger than the Philadelphia metro area. [Washingtonian]
- A court recognized D.C.’s budget autonomy earlier this month. But what does that phrase mean? [WAMU]
- Obituary: Paul A. Quander, the District’s ex-deputy mayor for public safety, died last week at 61. [Post]
- Is Donald Trump the Marion Barry of presidential politics? [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Price of Admission: Can Howard University overcome its financial challenges and recent staff cuts?
- A Shaw Thing?: Tim Ma is opening Kyirisan, a French-Chinese restaurant, in Shaw. Will it take off?
- Safety Comes First: Metro’s Acting Chief Safety Officer Lou Brown submitted his resignation on Friday.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Donald Trump is the new Marion Barry, says Colby King. [Post]
- Private ambulance service for DCFEMS start. [WAMU]
- Post ed board backs the Muriel Bowser homeless shelter plan. [Post]
- Metro safety boss resigns. [City Desk]
- More on the congressman who wants a recession for the District. [WAMU]
- Unpacking the budget autonomy ruling. [WAMU]
- Grim news for women prisoners. [WAMU]
- Fatal shooting at Deanwood Metro stop. [Times]
- More on former deputy mayor Paul Quander‘s death. [Post]
- Fillmore arts lives to art again. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Check out the first track from local post-punk trio Flasher‘s debut EP. [Arts Desk]
- A survey of D.C.’s new wave of hardcore bands. [NPR Music]
- Photos of The Who‘s Verizon Center show. [Arts Desk]
- As the new head of the Washington Ballet, Julie Kent plans a complete overhaul of hits repertoire. [Post]
- A guide to D.C.’s web series. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The best places in D.C. to get a cheap beer [DCist]
- Philz Coffee opens in Adams Morgan. [BYT]
- Dacha Beer Garden launches new brunch menu. [Washingtonian]
- The 10 hottest rising star chefs in D.C. [OpenTable]
- 7-Eleven now has a Slurpee doughnut. [Post]
- What to eat at D.C. area breweries [Eater]