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D.C.’s next distillery is 100 percent female-owned. “We’ll meet people and they’ll say, ‘So, it’s the two of you and who else?'” says one of its founders. The distillery, Republic Restoratives, will focus on bourbon.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. firefighter to be laid to rest today. [NBC4]
- The Georgetown rabbi who pleaded guilty to voyeurism faces sentencing today. [Post]
- Congressional committee heads to Northeast for hearing on D.C. school vouchers. [WAMU]
- DDOT is installing barriers along the Pennsylvania Avenue NW bike lanes today. [@DDOTDC]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Congress heads into the city for vouchers hearing. [Times, WAMU]
- D.C. Council committee shifts money to building inspectors. [WAMU]
- Metro plans anti-smoke incident strategy. [Post]
- Suspicious house fire kills four. [Post]
- Post ed board backs instant runoff voting. [Post]
- More charter money in revised budget. [Post]
- New seals will recognize bilingual students. [WAMU]
- After Capitol Crossing, another potential development over a road. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- AAA tries to get on cyclists’ good side with roadside service. [WBJ]
- MARC train hits a person north of Union Station, suspending some service. [AP]
- And CSX train hits a person by the Anacostia River. [Post]
- New hybrid Circulator buses will have USB ports. [Express]
- Metro’s finances are now slightly less dire. [Post]
- D.C. has better preschool access than any state. [Washington Times]
- An FBI headquarters in Greenbelt could make the Anacostia River cleaner. [Post]
- Why cities built destructive urban freeways. [Vox]
- Today on the market: House in D.C.’s far eastern corner—-$375,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci is off today (tips? email@example.com)
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to eat tater tots in D.C. [Thrillist]
- Nine restaurants native Washingtonians love (if you grew up in upper Northwest D.C.) [Washingtonian]
- How to navigate Lotte Plaza’s food heaven in Chantilly. [Post]
- Korean Night Market coming to Compass Rose May 21. [PoPville]
- Mekhong: what is it and where to find it [Zagat]
- The Hula Girl food truck finds a home in Shirlington. [Eater]
- Gaijin Ramen Shop to replace Kite Runner Cafe in Arlington. [ARLnow]