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Attorney General Karl Racine has proposed that his office be able to keep $20 million annually from settlements, instead of putting that money into D.C.’s general fund.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Metro is trying to move buses faster despite a lack of dedicated lanes. [WAMU]
- The owners of Rialto in Georgetown have transformed the restaurant into a French place called Maxime. [Young & Hungry]
- $1 million condos may be coming to Truxton Circle. [Post]
- West End Cinema closed for good yesterday. [ABC7]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Rant: Cherry blossom food and drink specials are the worst.
Maps: The D.C. area is losing population to the rest of America.
Flowchart: Brush up on what our local comic book creators have to offer.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Colby King: U.S. Attorney Ron Machen erred in his timing of Jeff Thompson‘s guilty plea. [Post]
- Population growth dips in the District… [Housing Complex]
- … while Ohio tries to lure away our residents. [Post]
- How many people will actually grow marijuana now that it’s legal? [Post]
- Police shoot and wound robbery suspect. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The history of Anacostia’s Big Chair, which once served as a residence. [GGW]
- Bladgen Alley micro-unit saga ends with final approval. [UrbanTurf]
- But development there runs into an existential question: Is an alley a street? [SALM]
- UIP buys Brookland strip mall; changes in store? [WBJ]
- Controversial Dupont Circle church overhaul gets historic-preservation green light. [UrbanTurf]
- GSA announces short list for Federal Triangle South swap. [WBJ]
- Metro transit bonds get downgraded. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR—-$699,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci is off today. (tips? email@example.com)
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- José Andrés gets political at food conference in D.C. [Post]
- Buffalo & Bergen now serves a bloody mary with a lox bagel garnish. [Washingtonian]
- D.C.’s 10 hottest restaurant newcomers [Zagat]
- Food truck association launches online platform to swap parking spaces. [WBJ]
- Jrink and chef Erik Bruner-Yang team up to turn pulp into vinegar and seasoning. [Eater]
- Tobacco and coffee shop called Burn & Brew opens in Crystal City. [ARLnow]
- Lesbian bar Phase 1 reopens on Capitol Hill. [DCist]