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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- D.C. General Closure: On Tuesday, the mayor announced planned homeless shelters—one in each ward.
- Why Has Metro Ridership Dropped?: The transit agency has some theories, according to a recent report.
- Mulebone: A new Southern-American eatery owned by Andy Shallal will replace Eatonville on Friday.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser unveils proposed D.C. General replacement shelters. [City Desk, Post, WAMU]
- DCFEMS medical director quits, blasts agency. [Fox5, LL, Post]
- David Garber slams Vincent Orange in campaign literature. [LL]
- Phil Mendelson makes cuts to family leave bill. [City Desk, WBJ, Times]
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]