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The D.C. Council is poised to ban pot smoking in bars and private clubs, though not without resistance from the city’s pro-marijuana activists.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Marijuana edibles are OK for members to make, but not sell, at Union Kitchen. [Young & Hungry]
- D.C. commits to “Vision Zero.” [City Desk]
- Muriel Bowser‘s pick for fire chief will make $10,000 more than his predecessor. [Loose Lips]
- The Tidal Basin and Potomac River may never have been covered in ice so late in the season. Will that affect the cherry blossoms? [Capital Weather Gang]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Still Searching: D.C. is trying to keep the Relisha Rudd case visible a year after she disappeared.
Go Away: Hey Rep. Andy Harris, why don’t you micromanage the 30 states that get more of their revenue from the federal government than D.C. does?
Flipping (Off) Houses: Nobody wants to live in the “middle finger” pop-up on V Street NW.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- New fire chief aims to improve ambulance service. [LL, Times, AP, WJLA]
- A year after Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance, city asks for more help. [City Desk, WAMU, Post]
- Residency challenge for Muriel Bowser‘s Ward 4 pick fails. [LL]
- Hey, Andy Harris, pick on these states instead. [City Desk]
- No one wants to pay for infamous pop-up. [Housing Complex]
- Bowser signs off on Hill East redevelopment. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Bowser administration won’t commit to building any more streetcar lines. [WAMU]
- A strategy for preserving D.C.’s affordable housing. [DC Preservation Network]
- A year later, Muriel Bowser says D.C.’s “beefing up” efforts to find Relisha Rudd. [City Desk]
- Those fancy new Dupont Metro escalators are already busted. [WAMU]
- Data back up the “new donut” model, with cities overtaking inner suburbs. [CityLab]
- Guidance to landlords on how to deal with legal weed. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: 1BR by the National Cathedral—-$254,950
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Watch the members of Young Rapids get covered in plastic wrap in their new video for “What R U Saying.” [Exclaim!]
- Listen to local singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta‘s warm, folk-fusion debut album. [Arts Desk]
- Wale dropped a wedding anthem that features buttery vocals from Usher. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of gorgeous costumes and drag queens from the RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere party at Town [BYT]
- A tween band made up of White House staffers’ kids, Twenty20, played Comet Ping Pong. [Post]
- Photos of United Nations at the Rock & Roll Hotel [DCist]
- A history of the American Century Theater, which closes its doors in July [DC Theatre Scene]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Food critic Todd Kliman mourns the eradication of a simple morning brew. [Washingtonian]
- Q&A with the Palm veteran of 43 years, Tommy Jacomo [Eater]
- Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman experiments with potato skin ice cream and scrambled eggs with uni for new restaurant. [Express]
- Oyamel kicks off its annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival. [DCist]
- Meet the guy who chefs call for squab, yak, or even guinea pig. [Post]
- Garden District reopens on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]
- Don Tito opens in Clarendon next week. [ARLnow]