A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
Cover story: This winter was supposed to be different for D.C.’s homeless families. But then the crisis got even worse. Here’s what went wrong.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- As school options grow, more families deal with grueling commutes to get their kids across town. [City Desk]
- D.C. and the feds are struggling to determine how many criminal cases were affected by a police database glitch. [Loose Lips]
- When Wal-Mart comes to town, what does it mean for workers? [WAMU]
- Mayor Bowser‘s streetcar promises face practical hurdles. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Farms Race: Who gets the first ramps or strawberries of the season? The battle is on.
Crab Fake: Many local restaurants that say their crab is from Maryland are lying.
Angels in the Architecture: Only one artist got to photograph the Washington Monument’s restoration.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ex-at-large candidate Courtney Snowden named deputy mayor. [WBJ]
- What’s behind so many firings in the Executive Office of the Mayor? [LL]
- District won’t fight gun court case anymore. [Times]
- Post ed board happy that Karl Racine approved boys’ school. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser will release her budget this morning. [Times]
- Bowser faces challenges to expanding streetcar line. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- The silly law regulating changes to gas stations should be repealed. [Post]
- Architect pursues globe-shaped global trade center atop I-395. [WBJ]
- An April Fools’ imagining of a 10-story pop-up. [UrbanTurf]
- A D.C. high-school dropout tries to get his GED and escape the streets. [National Journal]
- Washingtonians can’t agree on what to call that airport in Arlington. [Post]
- D.C., not a national innovation capital quite yet. [District, Measured]
- Bicycle collisions jumped 32 percent last year. [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Chevy Chase cottage—-$899,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- We were far too smart for the shenanigans perpetrated by local arts institutions for April Fools’ Day. [Arts Desk]
- One artist got exclusive rights to take photos of the Washington Monuments restoration from its scaffolding. His breathtaking photos are at the National Building Museum. [Arts Desk]
- Wale says the WWE “blackballed” him after a shoving match last year. [TMZ]
- Photos of Twin Shadow and Lolawolf at the Black Cat [D.C. Music Download]
- Local comedians share the best April Fools’ Day pranks they ever pulled. [Arts Desk]
- Why All the President’s Men isn’t the most accurate Watergate movie [Washingtonian]
- An interview with the dude who wears a hot dog costume at every D.C. show Diarrhea Planet plays [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman is off today (tips? email@example.com)