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Get ready for this winter’s “coldest week yet,” folks. Tonight, the District could see a couple of inches of snow accumulate, followed by below freezing temperatures that are expected to endure from Thursday through Sunday.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- On Saturday, residents and churchgoers discussed a controversial bike lane planned for Shaw, but with no immediate resolution. [City Desk, WAMU, Post]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie are at odds about how best to reduce crime. [Post]
- Does D.C.’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act do much to prevent the displacement of residents? [Post]
- A juvenile and a man were injured during a Saturday shooting on Georgia Avenue NW. [NBC4, WUSA9]
- Donald Trump’s new hotel at the Old Post Office building will open ahead of schedule, Ivanka says. [WSJ]
- Organizers marched against sexual assault in Dupont Circle on Saturday night while pro-masculinity blogger Roosh V tried to explain his incendiary positions on gender in a hotel basement. [DCist]
- A poll commissioned by AAA Mid-Atlantic finds that 66 percent of D.C. residents oppose increased traffic penalties as the District considers such measures. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Blasting Off: Post-hardcore rock band Two Inch Astronaut has completed its third-album: Personal Life.
- Kolaches Galore: Republic Kolache is coming to Union Market on weekends at least this month and next.
- Charter Conversions: Two former D.C. public school buildings will become long-term homes to charters.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- The 6th St. NW bike lane fight is back. [City Desk, NBC4, Post]
- Problems for the District’s TOPA law. [Post]
- D.C. Health Link touts smoother enrollment. [WBJ]
- Washington Gas defends itself after leak. [Borderstan]
- New candidate Vince Gray talks LGBT issues. [Blade]
- More on artists’ attempts to save their New York Ave. studio space. [WBJ]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- With the Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre gone, here’s what the organization needs in its new director. [Post]
- Meet Takoma’s newest arts space, Rhizome. [Arts Desk]
- D.C. voting rights, the hip-hop song. [DCist]
- The history of politics at the American History Museum’s latest exhibition. [Post]
- Gun$ Garcia returns home for a pair of parties. [Arts Desk]
- An interview with Michael Simpson and Caroline Hewitt of the D.C.-centric play A City of Conversation. [DCist]
- A rescheduled BET Honors to take place in D.C. on March 5. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Chinese New Year celebrations around D.C. [Washingtonian]
- The right way to get drunk with chocolate [Post]
- What’s going on with Johnny Rockets in Pentagon City? [ARLnow]
- Post Pub closes due to reported vermin, ‘plumbing problems’ [Borderstan]
- Local sommelier shares recommendations for Valentine’s Day treats [NoVa Mag]
- Why Taco Bell spent $5 million to introduce the Quesalupa [Eater]