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Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s budget proposal would provide a good deal more funding to homeless services, partly through a sales tax increase.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Green Team scores straw poll wins in Ward 4 and Ward 8. [Loose Lips]
- A new Whole Foods is coming near Howard University. [WBJ]
- Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie wants to raise the smoking age to 21. [WTOP]
- The Red Line commute was especially bad this morning. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser‘s budget includes tax hikes, budget cuts, plans for homelessness. [LL, Times, Post]
- LL, now on your TV every week. [FBDC]
- Bowser picks win straw polls in Ward 4 and Ward 8. [LL]
- How did the District’s homeless crisis get even worse? [Housing Complex]
- Streetcar “is on a diet.” [Post]
- School renovations get a backseat to Duke Ellington. [Post]
- More on new deputy mayor Courtney Snowden. [WAMU]
- The Wal-Mart conundrum. [WAMU]
- More on the District dropping handgun lawsuit fight. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Streetcar expansion, Metro funding, homeless services, MLK Library: The mayor’s got a budget. [LL]
- The long-rumored Harris Teeter at 965 Florida Ave. NW will in fact be a Whole Foods. [WBJ]
- How Mount Pleasant got its name. [Ghosts of DC]
- With greater choice, D.C. kids are commuting farther to school. [City Desk]
- Possibilities for 16th Street NW bus improvements: dedicated lanes, signal optimization, off-board fare collection. [SALM]
- Nationals Park is only the sixth most expensive baseball stadium to live near. [UrbanTurf]
- Why is a growing Wilson High School getting its funding cut? [GGW]
- Today on the market: Dupont 2BR penthouse—-$849,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- How local author Katherine Heiny went from years of silence and pseudonymous YA novels to a dazzling debut of short stories [Arts Desk]
- Actress Tonya Beckman learned her role for Forum Theatre’s Passion Play in less than two weeks. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Wale‘s planning a secret D.C. show for tomorrow. [Arts Desk]
- The Smithsonian has an app that visualizes the flesh around the skeletons on view at the National Museum of Natural History. [Post]
- A conversation between Arlington cartoonist Richard Thompson and Calvin and Hobbes‘ Bill Watterson [Cul de Sac]
- What your favorite go-go song says about you [Post]
- Local teen writer Daniela Shia-Sevilla impressed the crowd at the PEN/Faulkner gala with a poem on the challenges of being a young woman in the world. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is off today (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)