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The U.S. Labor Department believes D.C. is a “high-risk” partner in getting its unemployed to work—the only jurisdiction to receive that label nationwide, owing to mismanagement of job programs and underspending of federal funds. On a related note, Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to name the new chair of the city’s private-led Workforce Investment Council this morning.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Marchers in an “Orange Walk” through downtown D.C. on Sunday called for an end to gun violence. [WUSA9]
- Howard University could sell WHUT, the only black-owned public television station in the U.S. [NYT]
- Housing options are majorly limited for D.C.’s HIV-positive population. How do people cope? [City Desk]
- A bake sale to help raise money for a public-records request happened at Eastern Market on Sunday. [Post]
- On Friday, Uber launched a wheelchair-accessible vehicle service in D.C. to serve people with disabilities. [WAMU]
- A bunch of teen grinches stole from a Salvation Army gift warehouse in Southeast this weekend. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Education Hardball: Katherine Bradley plays a big role in local education reform. Who exactly is she?
- Cycling Caps: Cool or dorky? And should you suspect people eyeing your bike? Gear Prudence considers.
- More Meadows: D.C. could get more meadows as part of a citywide environmental-rehabilitation project.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Former District employees wins judgment after being caught between officials and media. [Post]
- Why the District’s job training results are so poor. [Post]
- At-large race finances get close. [LL]
- Post ed board: consider “pulling the plug” on streetcar entirely. [Post]
- Where District housing prices are spiking. [GGW]
- Vincent Orange roasts foes. [Twitter]
- Post ed board: Council should stop meddling in gas stations. [Post]
- Kojo zings Ron Machen on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
- The District preps for winter snow. [Blade]
- Marijuana activists threaten to push term limits. [Times]
- UDC’s new student center nears completion. [Post]
- Here’s who Bowser should invite to her new house, says letter writer. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ann Hornaday calls Jem Cohen‘s new film “an experimental marvel.” [Post]
- People are already starting to line up for the Star Wars premiere at the Uptown Theater on Thursday. [PoPville]
- Vanessa Carlton played a surprise pop-up show at the National Cathedral last Thursday. [Washingtonian]
- Check out photos of Ex Hex, Mac McCaughan, and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at 9:30 Club. [Arts Desk]
- All the theater productions worth seeing this month. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Five wines for holiday entertaining and other winter drinking [Post]
- To go green, bars try to reuse their booze. [NPR]
- Tipsy holiday partiers get free cab rides until the new year. [DCist]
- Nando’s Peri-Peri plans H Street NE opening in January. [District Cuisine]
- Soapstone Market is coming to Van Ness. [Eater]
- Politics & Prose’s Coffeehouse closing for up to three months beginning Jan. 1. [PoPville]