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The D.C. Council voted unanimously yesterday to ban marijuana smoking in private clubs or bars.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill to legalize drinking outdoors at breweries and distilleries. [Young & Hungry]
- The Smithsonian banned selfie sticks. [DCist]
- D.C. is cracking down on parking boot theft. [WTOP]
- Kaya Henderson got her first raise as head of D.C. Public Schools. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Council votes to ban private marijuana clubs, but activists aren’t happy. [WAMU, Times, Post]
- Councilmembers debate giving up staffers’ names to Congress over legalization. [LL]
- Ward 8 candidate wants an apology after mystery official compares Kenya’s violence levels to Anacostia’s. [LL, Post]
- Kaya Henderson gets a raise. [Post]
- Post ed board: Rally around the new fire chief. [Post]
- Union Kitchen will let its members make marijuana edibles. [Y&H]
- Man asks for his marijuana back at police station, pulls it off. [WAMU, Post]
- Anita Bonds wants affordable housing database. [Housing Complex]
- Kenyan McDuffie introduces outdoor drinking bills for distilleries and breweries. [Y&H]
- Courtland Milloy has marijuana puns. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- U.S. government official: Anacostia is “way more dangerous” than part of Kenya. [Post]
- D.C. is the 23rd most economically powerful city in the world. [CityLab]
- It’s been a rough few months for D.C.-area transit. [Post]
- The West End Cinema is closing. [Arts Desk]
- Despite reining in the budget, Muriel Bowser‘s headed to SXSW. [Post]
- Coming soon: Outdoor drinking at breweries? [Y&H]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR—-$549,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- West End Cinema will close at the end of March. [Arts Desk]
- Kendrick Lamar will headline this year’s two-day Sweetlife Festival. [Arts Desk]
- Watch Kokayi‘s hazy, heartwarming new video for “Part of It.” [Hometown Sounds]
- A Canadian theater company is filming the entirety of Shakespeare‘s canon, and some will screen at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market. [Post]
- Photos of Two Inch Astronaut, Alarms and Controls, and French Horror at Comet Ping Pong [BYT]
- The Smithsonian has banned selfie sticks at all its museums. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Five takes on cheese fondue around D.C. [Zagat]
- The lineup for Sweetgreen‘s annual Sweetlife festival is in. [Arts Desk]
- Moderntimes Coffee House closes at Politics & Prose. [Eater]
- Why Restaurant Eve decided to keep its Asian tasting menu [Post]
- Five vegetarian Reubens even corned beef fans will love [Washingtonian]
- Italian market and restaurant Carluccio’s headed to Pike & Rose. [WBJ]
- Lasagna, two ways [Express]