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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Howard University Hospital doctors are pushing to begin labor negotiations. [WBJ]
- Hundreds of homes and businesses are without power in D.C. [Post]
- The White House was struck by another fence-jumper. [ABC7]
- D.C. Fire and EMS is bringing back an entrance exam for new recruits. [WAMU]
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It Pours: A NoMa underpass will become a never-ending rainstorm.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Handicap parking scofflaws can’t be stopped. [Post]
- Post ed board: Keep police body camera footage open to the public. [Post]
- Fire department launches new recruiting push. [WAMU]
- Mayors loom large in the Ward 8 race. [Post]
- NoMa underpass gets a “wet” redesign. [Housing Complex]
- Muriel Bowser‘s jail contract foiled; Post editorialists unhappy. [Post, Post]
- New law will open up urban farming. [WAMU]
- Jonetta Rose Barras looks at the Ward 8 race. [EOTR]
- Where to put all these Marines? [WBJ]
- The charts behind the District’s growth. [Housing Complex]
- Senator wants to subpoena the D.C. health exchange. [Times]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Parsing D.C.’s latest affordable-housing law. [District Hopper]
- Diversity in gentrifying neighborhoods: a social benefit or just window dressing? [CityLab]
- Harriet Tregoning tackles national homelessness. [National Journal]
- One-way streets are terrible. [Post]
- America spends much more subsidizing homeowners than supporting affordable housing. [CityLab]
- Crystal City stands to benefit from the 1776-Disruption merger. [WBJ]
- A profile of Lucy, DC Water’s newest tunnel-boring (and tweeting) machine. [Express]
- Today on the market: 8BR Georgetown house—-$9,500,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Michelle Blackwell looks back on 15 years as go-go’s “leading lady.” [Arts Desk]
- An underpass in NoMa will soon house a responsive light installation that approximates a never-ending rainstorm. [Housing Complex]
- Local artist Chris Suspect makes Italian photographer Alex Coghe‘s list of today’s best street photographers. [Alex Coghe]
- Listen to a cover of Nirvana‘s “On A Plain” from Virginia noise-punk act Pygmy Lush. [NPR]
- A bunch of D.C. musicians recorded Civil War-era songs in Clara Barton‘s Missing Soldiers Office. [DCist]
- Do local labels benefit from Record Store Day? [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12 fried chicken nights in D.C. [Zagat]
- District Taco is opening a second Arlington shop. [WBJ]
- D.C.’s 25 essential burgers [Eater]
- Should your dog be vegan? [VICE]
- How to pour Champagne the right way [Washingtonian]
- Where to get happy hour drinks before and after the Capitals game [Post]
- Mia’s Coffeehouse coming to Hill East in May. [Hill Now]