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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Federal prosecutors don’t trust D.C.’s fancy new high-tech $220 million crime lab, because they say it makes a lot of mistakes [Post].
- It snowed [Post].
- It snowed [WTOP].
- It snowed [NBC4].
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
D.C.’s New Doughnut: The District’s urban core is getting wealthier, and inner-ring suburbs are getting poorer.
Kids Break Capitol Hill Sledding Rules with Impunity: This is what democracy looks like on a sled.
Uber, for Vans: D.C.’s getting a new transportation option this spring, and it’s not the streetcar.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Jeff Thompson moves his lawsuit against the District back to Superior Court. [WBJ]
- How snow chief Bill Howland keeps his job. [Post]
- Kids flout congressional ban on Capitol Hill sledding. [City Desk, Times, WAMU, Post]
- Yvette Alexander wants to keep e-cigarettes away from kids. [WAMU]
- Muriel Bowser tackles income inequality. [Bizwomen]
- The new income donut. [Housing Complex]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Buses are on a moderate snow plan, which means these lines aren’t running. [WMATA]
- CoStar eyes another Franklin School bid and estimates a high cost. [WBJ]
- Shipping-container condos could be coming to the H Street NE area. [UrbanTurf]
- I. M. Pei-esque designs submitted for residential buildings near Waterfront Metro. [SWTLQTC]
- Shaw rowhouses, back in the streetcar days. [Ghosts of DC]
- The sledding wars. [City Desk]
- Real estate crowdfunding has become a billion-dollar industry. [UrbanTurf]
- How car companies invented jaywalking. [Vox]
- Today on the market: Turreted 2BR Dupont condo—-$919,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Karina Longworth on the secrets of Marlene Dietrich and when Meryl Streep began to embrace her own feminism [Arts Desk]
- An interview with D.C.’s Babeo Baggins of continent-wide rap collective Barf Troop [Bandwidth]
- The National Mall has played host to concerts from Britney, Marian Anderson, and Joan Baez. [Post]
- Rob Cantrell celebrates semi-legal weed in the District with a go-go remix video for “Coffee and Weed.” [BYT]
- Facts about Strathmore’s new sister location, AMP [Post]
- What’s playing over the speakers in D.C. restaurants’ kitchens [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Snow is delicious. But is it dangerous to eat? [NPR]
- Four new places to eat around Old Town Alexandria [Express]
- Five can’t-miss food and drink events in March [Zagat]
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group is behind the food for a new music venue at Pike & Rose called Amp. [Eater]
- Five great places to eat in Cleveland Park [Washingtonian]
- Brookland’s Finest lives up to its name [Post]
- Nature’s Table closes downtown. [PoPville]