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D.C. police are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting that occurred around 2 a.m. Monday on the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE. They are also investigating a double stabbing that left one man dead and another injured; it occurred at the Barcode nightclub on the 1100 block of 17th Street NW just before midnight Sunday.


  • When the D.C. Council votes on a permanent cannabis-club ban Tuesday, it will also consider at least three amendments that seek to limit the extent of the ban or to gut the ban entirely. [Post]
  • After Walmart announced it would not locate East of the River last month, Wards 7 and 8 still lack many grocery stores. [Post]
  • As the Iowa Caucuses kick off tonight, D.C.’s congressional delegation is advocating for statehood. [AP]
  • On Friday, a judge ruled invalid a minimum-wage ballot initiative lined up for November. [City Desk]
  • D.C. Health Link has extended health-insurance enrollment until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. [WJLA, NBC4]
  • Do you find it too pricey to live in the District? Consider commuting from Baltimore. [The Baltimore Sun]


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

  • Auditor Kathy Patterson: MPD shows reform can work… [Post]
  • But the Post ed board wants to know why shooting investigation took so long. [Post]
  • Vince Gray-tied PAC shuts down. [LL]
  • New rules boost medical pot surplus. [Post]
  • Council divided on marijuana clubs. [Post]
  • Judge’s ruling could throw past elections into questions. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • Trans women charged in Casa Ruby case. [Blade]

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

  • With eight months until the African American museum opening, founding director Lonnie Bunch still has a lot to do. [Post]
  • Listen to Two Inch Astronaut‘s new album, Personal Life. [Billboard]
  • Union Arts will become a “boutique hotel” complete with an arts program and a sculpture garden. [Arts Desk]
  • At the Verizon Center on Friday, Bruce Springsteen brought The River and other classic hits in a three-plus-hour concert. [Post]
  • How Hardaway Connection found fame in the southern soul movement, which it hadn’t even heard of. [Bandwidth]
  • Check out new D.C. band Bad Moves live at WVAU. [Arts Desk]
  • Plans to build a new administrative center for the Shakespeare Theatre Company still faces a bevy of hurdles. [Post]
  • Behind the scenes of the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty at The Kennedy Center. [BYT]
  • The Air and Space Museum’s famed Starship Enterprise model is in the shop for repairs, but it’ll be back this year. [Post]
  • The story of how Backyard Band‘s go-go cover of Adele‘s “Hello” got made. [Washingtonian]
  • WAMU launched a new radio program last night about podcasts. Meet The Big Listen‘s host, Lauren Ober. [DCist]

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

  • Twelve cheese plates to try around D.C. [Eater]
  • Andrew Evans and Eric Hilton bring barbecue to 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
  • Six things to know about The Sovereign in Georgetown [Post]
  • The 15 best places to get a beer in the D.C. area [DCist]
  • Sushi Ogawa, from owners of Sushi Capitol, opens Feb. 1. [PoPville]
  • Italian restaurant Il Parco opens in Navy Yard. [Hill Now]