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This week’s cover story: Unhappy with D.C. schools, some African-American parents are turning to homeschooling.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Their campaigns are over, but Muriel Bowser and Karl Racine are still taking money. [Loose Lips]
- A law that gives D.C. the right to buy and preserve affordable apartment buildings has never been funded. [Housing Complex]
- Chart: Rent in D.C. is rising way faster than income. [Housing Complex]
- Two D.C. firefighters were arrested in a three-day span. [WTOP]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Karl Racine tries to earn back the money he spent running for attorney general. [LL]
- Phil Mendelson brings back nurse staffing requirements. [WBJ]
- LaRuby May leads in Ward 8 fundraising. [LL]
- And Brandon Todd leads in Ward 4. [Post]
- Affordable housing tool sits unused. [Housing Complex]
- District teams up with Howard on venture capital deal. [WBJ]
- D.C. United cuts a stadium agreement. [WBJ]
- Post columnist claims the streetcar should be shut down in part because downtown traffic isn’t so bad. [Post]
- Firefighters accused of assaulting cops. [Post]
- Post ed board: investigate the crime lab. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kill the streetcar. [Post]
- H Street NE businesses don’t like all this talk of killing the streetcar. [Washington Times]
- Nor does the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which has launched a campaign to save it. [Hill Now]
- Mapping D.C. rents by neighborhood. [Zumper]
- A Q&A with @unsuckdcmetro. [ABC News]
- The danger of a closed downtown sidewalk. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Foggy Bottom 1BR—-$287,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Listen to the first single from Beauty Pill‘s forthcoming album, inspired by a dream about a pet who died. [Arts Desk]
- This year’s Helen Hayes Awards ceremony will be a tamer, sit-down affair with twice as many trophies. [Post]
- What Muriel Bowser should do at SXSW [DCist]
- Four D.C.-area film festivals to catch this month [Washingtonian]
- Listen to local blues outfit Jonny Grave & The Tombstones‘ “Going Down to the Well” [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Why restaurants don’t seat incomplete parties [Washingtonian]
- Three upcoming Filipino restaurants to get excited about [Eater]
- Where to celebrate Pi Day [Post]
- Castello Restaurant and Lounge with live jazz coming to north Petworth. [PoPville]
- Three food-centric ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day [Zagat]
- The best food to eat while you’re high [DCist]
- A sports editor talks food [Express]