A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Paper’s annual Encyclopedia Issue is here, designed to help readers refresh their memories of 2015’s biggest, funniest, and most local stories: pandas, Pope Francis, cat cafe, body cameras, FreshPAC, paid leave, and more. Study up!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A man found dead in Adams Morgan on Thursday is believed to have been a 19-year-old from Virginia who had been missing for hours. His family says it was likely a tragic accident. [Borderstan, Post, WTOP]
- Two schools in Southeast were evacuated on Thursday after receiving bomb threats. [Post, DCist, Reuters]
- The D.C. Board of Elections lacks a leader, and possibly the funds to buy new voting machines. [WAMU]
- After fewer than two years on the job, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce president has stepped down. [WBJ]
- On Jan 1., Metro will ring in 2016 with free rides for three hours… thanks to Miller Lite? [The Hill, WJLA]
- Drivers could soon see higher fines; Metro riders could get personalized monthly passes. [Post; WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Post-Salmonella Price Increases: Fig & Olive raised its prices after a salmonella outbreak got diners sick.
- Standing in Line for Star Wars: City Paper’s managing editor live-blogged her journey to a galaxy far, far away—at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. “Walked out tearful,” she tweeted. No spoilers!
- Booze and a Doberman: A local bar owner is being sued over an alleged dog bite.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Budget deal hurts District’s attempt to spend Carefirst surplus. [Post]
- D.C. Chamber of Commerce president resigns. [WBJ]
- Ron Machen, the Green Team make the WCP Encyclopedia of 2015. [WCP]
- More woes at the D.C. Board of Elections. [WAMU]
- D.C. Water preps for water contamination hypothetical. [Post]
- Bomb threats prompt evacuations at two schools. [Post]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton on The Politics Hour [WAMU]
- LL covers the dark side of bar dogs. [City Desk]
- Even Vision Zero’s press conference’s backdrop has problems. [GGW]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- From Artisphere to the Washington Color School, the D.C. Encyclopedia of 2015 is here. [WCP]
- Georgetown professors answer illogical Star Wars questions. [DCist]
- Watch the Racing Presidents make their big debut at the Washington Ballet. [Post]
- An interview with RDGLDGRN bassist Andrei Busuioceanu. [DCist]
- When Trap Karaoke came to D.C. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s best new restaurants of 2015 [DCist]
- CakeLove is closing. Can its creator capture the next big baking trend in a jar? [Post]
- Was that steak raised in the U.S.? Soon, it’ll be hard to know. [NPR]
- 13 express lunches to try in D.C. [Zagat]
- Cava Mezze opens in Olney, Md. [Eater]
- New options for eating and drinking [Washingtonian]