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Facing mounting public scrutiny over ethics, supporters of Mayor Muriel Bowser have decided to close FreshPAC, a pro-Bowser political action committee that had received more than $300,000 in contributions this year. The Washington Post‘s editorial board first reported the news late Tuesday. Questions for Bowser, who’s now on a trip to China, likely remain.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Officials and advocates say D.C. is close to ending veteran homelessness by the end of the year. [WAMU]
- Marijuana arrests in D.C. have plummeted a year after partial legalization through Initiative 71. [City Desk]
- A man sues Metro for $8 million for negligence after an August bus shooting where he was injured. [Post]
- Police arrested a woman allegedly connected to a twerking incident at a local gas station. [DCist, Fox5DC]
- An analysis of D.C. home sales shows that $2-million-and-up purchases are increasing. [Housing Complex]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- SNL in D.C.: Late-night regular and Portlandia star Fred Armisen will perform at Red Onion on Friday.
- Raw Bar and Chess Boards: Pennsylvania 6, a restaurant opening Nov. 20 near Franklin Square, has both.
- Brookland Proper: The Northeast neighborhood is getting a Right Proper brewery and tasting room
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- FreshPAC shut down for being a “distraction.” [LL, Post]
- Poll: Muriel Bowser has a 67 percent approval rating. [LL]
- Duelling contracting bills at the Council. [Post]
- Harry Thomas Jr. is back, but not for a Council run (for now). [LL]
- The positive spin on surge pricing in Chinatown. [GGW]
- It’s really hard right now to get arrested for pot in the District. [City Desk]
- Wheelchair-accessible taxi program is working. [WAMU]
- Reacting to the robberies on Capitol Hill. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Musicians and artists—including Governess and Pygmy Lush‘s Erin McCarley and hip-hop poet Bomani Armah—discuss balancing parenting and creating music and art with Trophy Wife‘s Katy Otto. [The Media]
- Fred Armisen will perform at Red Onion Records on Friday. [Arts Desk]
- Priests‘ Katie Alice Greer discusses “femme practice in punk” with Downtown Boys‘ Victoria Ruiz in newly launched online magazine Spark Mag. [Spark]
- Maryland rapper Ace Cosgrove discusses personal struggles in music, artistic pursuits, and Maryland pride. [DCist]
- Israeli piano virtuoso Tomer Gewirtzman to make his D.C. debut. [Post]
- Good God, that atrocious new Renwick Gallery sign is animated. [Twitter]
- Bad Brains‘ Know no longer in critical condition. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Where to find Veterans Day food and drink specials [Washingtonian]
- Coffee shops that also sell alcohol [Eater]
- Glen’s Garden Market will open second location in Shaw on Dec. 5. [Post]
- The rise of Mid-Atlantic cuisine [WSJ]
- Republic Kolache teams up with DCity Smokehouse to create a brisket kolache. [PoPville]
- Boston’s Upper Crust Pizzeria set to open location on U Street NW. [Borderstan]
- Where to warm your toes by a fire pit [Zagat]