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Though temperatures this morning have risen to above freezing, some icy patches remain thanks to freezing rain that swept through D.C. on Monday night. That means roads are slippery. But it’s supposed to get to above 50 degrees today.


  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will not say how her administration picked sites for new homeless shelters. [Post]
  • A private company is expected to start providing ambulances to D.C.’s fire department in March. [WTOP]
  • Teacher evaluations within D.C. Public Schools will soon change, and include student surveys. [WAMU]
  • Anecdotally, people know construction is happening across D.C. But what does the data show? [City Desk]
  • D.C. police met with representatives for cab drivers to discuss alleged harassment in Northeast. [WAMU]
  • An $18.5 million donation by David Rubenstein will help officials renovate the Lincoln Memorial. [Post]


  • When the Weather Gets Warmer…: …you’ll have plenty to do with our 2016 Spring Arts Guide in tow.
  • Sidewalk Biking: It’s often legal in the District, but that doesn’t mean people won’t yell at you for doing it.
  • Real Housewives: What went down on episode four of Potomac? Read Will Sommer’s recap to find out.

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

  • Potential future homeless shelter neighbors want answers; Muriel Bowser isn’t giving them. [Post]
  • District hires private ambulance service. [WTOP]
  • Mapping the District’s construction boom. [City Desk]
  • Mark Lee says waiters are happy with court ruling against minimum wage initiative. [Blade]
  • Antonin Scalia‘s effect on the District’s gun laws. [WAMU]
  • How Metro can win back riders, maybe. [Post]

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

  • Washington National Opera’s Lost in the Stars, reviewed. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to a new track from Red Hare. [Bandwidth]
  • And a new tune from Fellow Creatures. [Paste]
  • With Sistr Mid9ight, the new musical project of Rich Morel and Jason Barnes, a celebration of femaphilia. [Bandwidth]
  • Photos of cosplayers from this year’s Katsucon. [DCist]
  • Another week, another Potomac housewife acts a fool. [Arts Desk]

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

  • 10 wild waffles around D.C. [Eater]
  • Caffe Aficionado coming to the Watergate. [PoPville]
  • Take a look inside Hawthorne on U Street NW. [BYT]
  • Pulling up a chair for solo diners [NYT]