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D.C.’s snow emergency will end at 6:30 p.m. today, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser. That means drivers will be able to park again on snow-emergency routes and taxis will no longer be able to charge an added $15 fee. Still, readers report that the city’s efforts to cleanup the snow have actually piled it up in crosswalks, making it difficult for pedestrians to get around. Public transit is almost back to normal: Metro is running all lines and many buses.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Speaking of Metro, Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans will likely become the next chairman of the agency’s board, as Metro itself continues to faces financial, safety, and cultural challenges. [Post, WAMU]
  • Job numbers: The D.C. area’s growth of 2.2 percent in 2015 beat the national average of 1.9 percent. [Post]
  • How do you melt two feet of snow? You bring in a snow dragon from Indianapolis! [CBS News, Yahoo!]
  • When Pershing Park near the White House gets a World War I memorial, what will it look like? [DCist, Post, NYT]
  • Don’t plan on getting a Capital BikeShare or Car2go today. [DCist]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

  • To Dibs or Not to Dibs: D.C. officials say you shouldn’t stake out parking spots after it snows. So why do people do it anyway?
  • Cabin Fever: Did you warm up by going to ex-Councilmember Jim Graham’s male-stripper event last night?
  • Buredo Boom: Burrito-sized sushi establishment Buredo has officially signed a lease in Dupont Circle, on Connecticut Avenue NW. It’s aiming to open by late spring.

Update 10:00 a.m.: Metro is running all its rail lines, including the Silver line, which was the last to be restored this morning.

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

  • Jack Evans still looks set to win Metro chairmanship. [WAMUPost]
  • Jim Graham fights the blizzard with strippers. [LLBlade]
  • Courtland Milloy loves Muriel Bowser‘s Twitter presence. [Post]
  • Snow emergency ends today. [City Desk]
  • Where to walk with all this snow? [City Desk]
  • Some unhappy with snowing results. [Fox5]
  • Not all Metro buses are back. [Borderstan]
  • Guy gets intense over parking spot. [Times]

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

  • Landmark Theatres sues Regal, claims the chain has a monopoly on showing first-run commercial films in D.C. [Arts Desk]
  • Silver Spring’s Fillmore has become an unexpected haven for the District’s metalheads. [DCist]
  • How D.C.’s bookstores managed to stay open during the blizzard. [Washingtonian]
  • Young Md. actor Noah Robbins gets his shot at the big time in the upcoming live televised version of Grease. [Post]
  • Old videos from the old 9:30 Club live on at the D.C. Public Library. [Bandwidth]
  • Come to our next Luce Unplugged show, featuring The El Mansouris and Elena & Los Fulanos! [Arts Desk]

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

  • Millie & Al’sin Adams Morgan for sale and likely to close. [WBJ]
  • The 12 best dive bars in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Are Buzz Bakery pastry chef Maggie Austin LaBaugh‘s cakes rip-offs or an homage? [Post]
  • A look at Mulebone‘s opening menu [Washingtonian]
  • Here’s the Southeast Asian menu for Alfie’s pop-up in Park View. [Eater]
  • Seven reasons to drive to Easton, Md. [Zagat]