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Jullette Saussy, the medical director of D.C.’s Fire and Emergency Medical Service department, has resigned, writing in a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser that people are “needlessly dying because we are moving too slow.” Saussy served as medical director for just over half a year; her resignation comes as DCFEMS has seen problems.


  • 9:30 Club will be the setting of a new music variety show to broadcast soon on PBS stations. [Arts Desk]
  • D.C. police say a man who was shot at North Capitol and M Streets NW on Tuesday night has died. [Post]
  • Officials expect that a new rush-hour bus lane along 16th Street NW will take years to implement. [WAMU]
  • Some Metro riders are getting charged peak prices at off-peak times because of technology troubles. [Post]
  • Some advocates are already criticizing the most-recent changes to a proposed paid-leave bill. [City Desk]
  • A D.C.-area lawyer got hundreds of texts from people who thought he was Chipotle. [NBC4, Post, TIME]


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

  • Muriel Bowser unveils proposed D.C. General replacement shelters.  [City DeskPost, WAMU]
  • DCFEMS medical director quits, blasts agency. [Fox5LLPost]
  • David Garber slams Vincent Orange in campaign literature. [LL]
  • Phil Mendelson makes cuts to family leave bill. [City Desk, WBJTimes]
  • Does the Council-backed “Made in D.C.” initiative matter? [WAMU]
  • Metro safety woes could affect federal funds. [WBJ]

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

  • Government Issue‘s John Stabb is battling stomach cancer. [Arts Desk]
  • French soprano Sandrine Piau‘s D.C. debut at the Phillip’s Collection wows. [Post]
  • 9:30 Club is getting its own Austin City Limits-esque musical variety show on PBS. [Arts Desk]
  • And here’s the story of how this show came about. [Post]
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts to host a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on March 6. [Hill Rag]

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

  • Pineapple and Pearls will begin serving coffee on Friday. [Post]
  • Six Valentine’s Day brunches in D.C. [Zagat]
  • 10 great places for Valentine’s Day chocolate around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Drink away Valentine’s Day at these dive bars [Eater]
  • D.C.’s best doughnuts [Thrillist]
  • Madam’s Organ bartender appears in Super Bowl ad. [Borderstan]
  • “Just send me my burrito bitch”: D.C. lawyer caught up in Chipotle promotion [DCist]