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This week’s cover story: unpaid wages, uncompensated injuries, and unjust firings—a look at the margins of the D.C. labor market.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The good vibes between Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C.’s leading pot activist are gone already. [Loose Lips]
- Snow day food and drink deals, organized by neighborhood. [Young & Hungry]
- D.C. cops “regularly” share nude pictures they take from people they arrest, a lawsuit alleges. [Loose Lips]
- The ban on sledding on Capitol grounds remains in place today, despite Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asking for a reprieve. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Brohibition: With McFadden’s and Rhino Bar gone, college kids at Georgetown and GW say there’s nowhere to go out.
Dream Team: A group of whiskey experts from around the country is coming together to launch a new distillery in D.C.
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)
- Say goodbye to the marijuana legalization consensus. [LL]
- District officials pressured Metro to appoint a turnaround executive. [Post]
- Snow emergency starts at 7 a.m. [WAMU]
- D.C. Council committee pushes through bill that will limit marijuana testing for jobs. [Post]
- Lawsuit accuses District pilfering of pilfering nude photos from cell phones. [LL]
- Marion Barry didn’t leave behind a will, but he was the target of an open ethics investigation. [LL]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asks for sledding to be allowed on Capitol Hill, doesn’t succeed. [LL, Times]
- Can Uber for buses work out? Bridj wants to find out. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
- Changes made to at-risk school funding. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- What to do about bike-lane eschewers? [Gear Prudence]
- Recommended snow-day reading on urban planning. [GGW]
- Learn about mapping segregation in D.C.’s gentrifying neighborhoods. [New Columbia Heights]
- D.C.’s total housing stock is assessed at six times its 2000 value. [UrbanTurf]
- The struggles of D.C.’s day laborers. [WCP]
- Today on the market: Bloomingdale 1BR—-$389,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- P.A. Palace, a longtime purveyor of go-go recordings in Maryland, has closed its last store. [Arts Desk]
- Listen to Young Rapids‘ latest album, Pretty Ugly (and read our review). [Noisey]
- Two of 13 artists in the National Museum of Women in the Arts biennial have strong D.C. ties. [Arts Desk]
- Highlights from the National Archives’ new exhibition on America and booze [BYT]
- Wale released the cover art and tracklist for his forthcoming album. [Arts Desk]
- The National Museum of American History will offer an online course on superheroes in pop culture. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- At BLT Steak, Wagyu beef comes with a certificate of authenticity with the cow’s name. [Eater]
- Tom Sietsema wants more consistency at Pinea. [Post]
- Beer-loving couple plans Alexandria’s first beer garden. [WBJ]
- Chefs from Toki Underground, Rose’s Luxury, and Ghibellina will host a dinner together. [PoPville]
- Six things to expect from Barrel & Bushel opening next month. [NoVa Mag]
- Snowfall prediction means chaos for grocery stores. [ARLnow]