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Dorothy Fauntroy has been waiting more than three years for her husband, missing former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy, to come back to D.C. Friends believe Fauntroy is in Dubai.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- This restaurant in Shaw will reward you for getting a parking ticket. [Young & Hungry]
- Metro could be worse. [Post]
- Feds: Senate staffer confesses in alleged sex-for-drugs scheme. [City Desk]
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Folk Lite: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be smaller this year.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Colby King tells Jason Chaffetz to leave the District alone. [Post]
- Special elections promise new allies for Muriel Bowser. [Times]
- Post ed board runs another item to boost their special election picks. [Post]
- Brandon Todd can’t stop knocking on doors. [Post]
- Ward 8 race up in the air. [Post]
- Union unhappy with Metro’s purported “safety culture.” [WAMU]
- Walter Fauntroy‘s wife struggles with his mysterious trip. [Post]
- Food trucks adapt to the city-imposed rules. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Metro’s not so bad, compared to the alternatives. [Post]
- Graphing station-by-station walkability for each Metro line. [GGW]
- The federal fight over transit funding continues. [National Journal]
- Renderings of the townhouses and condos coming to an old Capitol Hill school. [UrbanTurf]
- D.C.’s private van service for commuters launches today. [Post]
- In an age of fragmentation and consolidation, what’s the right size for a city? [Guardian]
- Visitors to National Parks boosted D.C.’s economy by $685 million last year. [DCist]
- A profile of the Southwest Waterfront, on the cusp on change. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: Southwest studio—-$155,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- No tents, no daytime performances, and only one country in the spotlight? The Folklife Festival will look a lot different (read: much smaller) this year. [Arts Desk]
- The Springfield, Va., music venue formerly known as Jaxx (currently called Empire) is closing. [Bandwidth]
- Video art gets interactive at the American Art Museum. [Washingtonian]
- The Foo Fighters pay tribute to retiring local newscaster Jim Vance. [DCist]
- American harpsichord player Jory Vinikour played his first D.C. show at the Library of Congress. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to sip mint juleps and watch the Kentucky Derby [Drink DC]
- Where to find a burger at every Metro stop [Thrillist]
- The Grill Room now has an entire burger menu. [Eater]
- Who’s behind the latest ethnic food trend? Maybe it’s a government. [NPR]
- How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food [Post]
- 12 new restaurants to try [Washingtonian]
- 13 new outdoor dining options [Zagat]