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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.


  • 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]


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

  • 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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]