A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that marijuana has been legalized in D.C., complementary businesses have begun to sprout up, providing everything from gardening kits to marketing expertise.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Is the D.C. area becoming renter’s market? [Post]
- Cyclists fear D.C. is hitting the brakes on new protected bike lanes. [WAMU]
- D.C.’s leading marijuana activist has mellowed his criticism of Muriel Bowser now that she’s given him the “420” license plate. [Loose Lips]
- The station manager at Metro’s Stadium-Armory station was stabbed yesterday. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Collision Data: These were the most dangerous intersections in D.C. last year for pedestrians.
Bad and Worse: D.C. officials knew the homelessness crisis would grow this winter, but it has been even worse than expected.
The School House: Some African-American parents in D.C. are opting to homeschool their kids as public schools underperform.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser gives “420” license plate to pot activist. [LL, Post]
- Charter school graduation drops by double-digits. [WAMU]
- Bowser heads to SXSW, backed up by $350,000 in city money. [Post]
- The most dangerous intersections in D.C. [City Desk]
- Gay activist group ranks Ward 4, Ward 8 candidates. [Blade]
- Metro cuts railcar deal. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A map of D.C.’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians and cyclists. [City Desk]
- The Bowser administration shouldn’t kill the streetcar without announcing a replacement. [GGW]
- Bike infrastructure slows down. [WAMU]
- The case for replacing parking with bike lanes, in 12 studies. [CityLab]
- The history of one of D.C.’s grandest downtown buildings. [Streets of Washington]
- A renters’ market is likely on the way for the D.C. area. [Post]
- A woman seeking a free ride stabbed a Metro station manager. [AP]
- Buses should become more like streetcars, by adding all-door boarding. [CityLab]
- Today on the market: Suburban townhouse in Shipley Terrace—-$275,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Where to watch movies in the D.C. area when West End Cinema closes… [Arts Desk]
- …and a dose of optimism for the D.C. film scene in spite of its shuttering [DCist]
- Michael Graves, designer of the Washington Monument’s elegant, illuminated scaffolding, died last week. [Washingtonian]
- Sofar Sounds is bringing intimate concerts (with no audience chatter) back to D.C. [D.C. Music Download]
- Local comic artist and publisher Matt Dembicki talks about this year’s Smudge Expo and comics education. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman is off (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)