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Tired of gridlock and shutdowns, or drawn to serve the city they’ve come to call home, a sizable group of federal bureaucrats has turned to municipal government with jobs in the Bowser administration.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C.’s health insurance marketplace had relatively small price increases this year. [WBJ]
  • What one couple learned visiting 18 D.C. schools in 90 days. [Medium]
  • Chunks of concrete fell from an overpass onto Rock Creek Parkway overnight. [NBC4]
  • Nats Park adds metal detectors ahead of the 2015 baseball season. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

I Liked Ike: Despite having recently brought in a bar “rescue” specialist, Chief Ike’s in Adams Morgan will close.

Exorbitant Condo of the Week: A one-bedroom for just $2.5 million.

For Your Closeups: Botanical mugshots on display at a D.C. gallery, reviewed.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • National political operatives ditch the feds for the District government. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser preps for State of the District address with middle class roll-out. [Post]
  • More on the newest 16th St. NW study. [WAMU]
  • Comparatively smaller increases for D.C. Health Link customers. [WBJ]
  • Ted Cruz guns for local District gay law. [Blade]
  • Has Adams Morgan lost its funk? [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A trimmed Portals plan for Southwest gets a thumbs up. [WBJ]
  • Six paragons of multi-modalism to emulate. [CityLab]
  • A bill would require compensation for blocking solar panels. [WBJ]
  • So long to an Adams Morgan mainstay. [Y&H]
  • How to rescue WMATA. [GGW]
  • You can live in a former Georgetown chapel, for $4 million. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Kalorama 1BR—-$399,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chief Ike’s Mambo Room is closing after 25 years in Adams Morgan. [Young & Hungry]
  • Local ska outfit Kill Lincoln is going on a hiatus with no end date. [D.C. Music Download]
  • A preview of the authors coming to this fall’s National Book Festival [Post]
  • Close-up photos of butterfly wings and mugshots of orchids at the Marsha Mateyka Gallery [Arts Desk]
  • Farewell to Norman Scribner, the founder of the Choral Arts Society of Washington in 1965, who died on Sunday. [Washingtonian]
  • A review of A Bright Room Called Day at Caos on F [Arts Desk]
  • Ben Affleck is coming to D.C. to say things at a Congressional hearing. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Seven new late night eats in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • What to expect for Maki Shop, opening soon on 14th Street NW. [Post]
  • 10 secret weapons behind D.C.’s top restaurants [Zagat]
  • Mandu chef Danny Lee crowned Prince of Porc at Cochon 555 competition. [Eater]
  • Shuttered Black and Orange becoming Bo$$ Burger & Breakfast. [PoPville]
  • 27 things that make every chef’s blood boil [BuzzFeed]