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On Thursday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District would void more than 2,800 tickets issued for parking in snow-emergency routes last Friday, citing vehicle owners’ unawareness of the rules and preparation for the storm. But, as Loose Lips wonders, “what’s even the point of having these laws if the mayor isn’t going to enforce them?”


  • A report by the D.C. Auditor has found police’s use-of-force tactics have some “deficiencies.” [City Desk]
  • The owner of the Kush Gods business was taken into custody yesterday, then released. [DCist, City Desk]
  • Sorry, Capitol Hill treehouse-huggers: Your beloved castle-like coop needs to move. [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • The Metropolitan Police Department is attempting to develop a personality on social media. [Borderstan]
  • Six teens were arrested after a fight at Metro’s Gallery Place station on Thursday. [WUSA9, NBC4, FOX5]
  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has again been elected as chairman of Metro’s board. [WAMU, Post]
  • Metro’s rail and bus services have returned to “normal” a full week after the snowstorm. [City Desk, Post]


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

  • Muriel Bowser picks and chooses snow laws to enforce. [LL]
  • New Metro chairman Jack Evans on The Politics Hour [WAMU, WAMU]
  • Audit considers “deficiencies” in use-of-force policies. [City Desk]
  • The homeless families living in District hotels. [Post]
  • Metro board gets testy. [Post]
  • D.C. Hospital Association chairman announces his retirement. [WBJ]
  • LL talks Real Housewives—and learns about “thots.” [Arts Desk]
  • State Board of Education president re-elected. [Blade]
  • Treehouse-gate continues. [Post]
  • The District loses out on big broadcasting company. [WBJ]

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

  • An interview with longtime WPFW host Larry Appelbaum. [Let’s Cool One]
  • Meet the oddball hip-hop quartet Rope Goat Clan. [Bandwidth]
  • With more than 5,000 gigs under his belt, local blues guitarist Tom Principato might be the District’s most prolific musician. [Post]
  • Making a Murderer‘s Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are coming to the Warner Theatre for a conversation about the hit Netflix show. [Washingtonian]
  • Coming to the National Gallery of Art: the largest-ever exhibit of bronze statues. [WAMU]
  • In MetroStage’s Shake Loose, writer-director Thomas W. Jones II eschews traditional musical theater stylings for a more jazz and R&B approach. [Post]

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

  • Where to eat king cake around D.C. [Eater]
  • The most popular alcohol delivery orders in D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Los Hermanos brings homespun Dominican flavors to D.C. [Post]
  • Five must-try dishes at Bad Saint [Zagat]
  • The most overrated and underrated beer styles [Thrillist]