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Nine years after a man died following a botched emergency response, the D.C. Fire and EMS department has followed through on less than half of the recommendations made after his death, an audit says.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- After banning the box, D.C. Council targets credit checks during the hiring process. [City Desk]
- Feds: Metro has not adequately addressed assaults on bus drivers. [Post]
- Try Japanese whisky from Bar Otsukare, popping up at Crane & Turtle. [Young & Hungry]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Train in Vain: This data visualization shows that Metro has only had eight days in 2015 without a delay of 10 minutes or more.
Ground Control: Biking on the sidewalk is great sometimes. Why the hate?
The Mighty DOCS: Read our guide to AFI DOCS, the documentary festival happening now in D.C.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. FEMS skips nearly half of ambulance recommendations. [LL, Post, Times, WAMU]
- LL issues an ex cathedra opinion: Riding a bike on the sidewalk rules. [City Desk]
- Kenyan McDuffie bill looks to stop credit discrimination in hiring, but how effective is it? [City Desk]
- Big mixed-use development for Eckington. [WBJ]
- Keep Mount Pleasant weird, says Mount Pleasant weirdo. [Post]
- The way we live now: a tiny apartment. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The story of Sister Polygon Records—more than just an indie farm team [Arts Desk]
- More drama for the forthcoming Eisenhower Memorial: A modified version of Frank Gehry‘s design gets some approval, but Congress can’t agree on it. [Post]
- This summer’s free outdoor concert schedules [BYT]
- Watch timelapse videos of the construction of a giant beach-like ball pit at the National Building Museum. [DCist]
- Samira Wiley and some political types acted in a Shakespeare Theatre Company production. [DC Theatre Scene]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The best cheap eats in the D.C. area [Washingtonian]
- Madam’s Organ fined $500 after band opened window to let out a fart. [Borderstan]
- A meadery could be coming to D.C. [Express]
- Meet the guy behind the Mount Pleasant Subway protest. [Post]
- D.C.’s best “speakeasies” and hidden bars [Drink DC]
- Ten icy drinks to try this summer [Eater]
- What your last meal in D.C. should be [Thrillist]
- Jessica Alba dined at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace last night. [PoPville]