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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- The D.C. Poll: In case you missed it, City Paper published the results of a poll on social issues last week.
- Artsy “Boutique Hotel”: Union Arts on New York Avenue NE will become a hotel with an arts program.
- Red Line “Riot”: A D.C. principal says he was effectively swarmed by a group of students on the Metro.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]