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WMATA plans to increase police presence at stations where fare evasion is most common, since many assaults on station personnel begin with confrontations over jumping fare gates.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Two high school friends in Columbia Heights win the Gates Millennium Scholarship. [Post]
  • Anacostia–The Series wins its first Daytime Emmy Award. [Arts Desk]
  • One Eight Distilling launches series of limited-edition spirits. [Young & Hungry]
  • Meet Capital Bikeshare’s hardest-working bike. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

The Rescuer: D.C.’s only urban search-and-rescue dog, who’s currently helping with the earthquake recovery in Nepal, prepares to retire.

Green, Mean Fighting Machine: Mayor Muriel Bowser stocks up on D.C. Council allies.

Cat Woman: A look at D.C.’s first cat cafe, featuring internal emails from a wary D.C. Department of Health.

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

  • Republicans gun for the District’s reproductive discrimination law. [PostTimes]
  • Not so surprising: Brandon Todd aligns his D.C. Jail healthcare position with that of patron Muriel Bowser. [LL]
  • What Bowser’s new councilmembers mean for her agenda. [LL]
  • DNA lab boss resigns after bruising report. [Post]
  • Baltimore-inspired activists march by the Wilson Building. [Post]
  • What’s behind Metro fare jumping. [WAMU]
  • Sledding on Capitol Hill will be a lot easier next winter. [Post]
  • Ron Moten: reconciling cops with their communities. [Informer]
  • RIP, historic parking lot. [Post]
  • “The James Brown of Capital Bikeshare bikes.” [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Preservationists prepare to fight plans to raze mansion by Naval Observatory. [WBJ]
  • Ivy City confronts its unlikely renaissance. [UrbanTurf]
  • The most popular Capital Bikeshare bike. [Post]
  • A discussion of D.C.’s slowing population growth. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]
  • Seven charts that explain the affordability crisis in D.C. [GGW]
  • Taking stock of Navy Yard development. [JDLand]
  • An exclusivity debate in Silver Spring. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Capitol Hill rowhouse—-$1,049,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chad Clark tells the tales behind Beauty Pill‘s first album in 11 years. [Arts Desk]
  • Just how funky is the Funk Parade? [Arts Desk]
  • A campy online soap opera about Anacostia won a Daytime Emmy. [Arts Desk]
  • Which May music festival is your jam? [Washingtonian]
  • Independent Bookstore Day: It’s like Record Store Day for book nerds! [DCist]
  • How Susan Galbraith came to adapt Kafka for the stage [DC Theatre Scene]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New and upcoming places to try in Rosslyn [Eater]
  • The Pub & The People opens in Bloomingdale today at 5 p.m. [PoPville]
  • What to expect from Ankara, coming to Dupont Circle [Washingtonian]
  • Six can’t-miss food and drink events in May [Zagat]
  • The best places to drink outside in D.C. [DCist]
  • Frankly . . . Pizza! tosses pies that reach for perfection (and come close). [Post]