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Sunday marked one year since Relisha Rudd was last seen, but police and advocates for the homeless and missing children are still searching for her.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Bowser administration may kill D.C.’s streetcar expansion plans. [WAMU]
- Gregory Dean, the former fire chief in Seattle, will reportedly take over at D.C. Fire and EMS. [NBC4]
- Weed is still banned on D.C.’s college campuses. [City Desk]
- Already, one of the new escalators at the Dupont Circle Metro station is undergoing a major repair. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Water Perk: DC Water uses social media to keep customers informed—and amused.
Housing First: Emergency costs for the homeless are expensive, and housing is cheaper.
Island in the Sun: The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival announced the lineup for its 2015 festival.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Muriel Bowser picks ex-Seattle fire chief to run fire department. [NBC4, Post]
- Ex-shadow rep. Nate Bennett-Fleming ditches the Ward 8 race over his opponent’s bankroll. [LL]
- Pot business hopefuls head to marijuana convention. [Times, WBJ]
- Antitrust group asks Justice Department to look at Pepco purchase. [LL]
- Mary Cheh: streetcar program as planned “possibly not going to happen.” [WBJ]
- Bowser tweaks Vince Gray‘s school boundary plan. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Homelessness costs run big for the District. [Housing Complex]
- Colby King wants a home rule fight, but wishes it wasn’t about pot. [Post]
- A year after Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance, search is still on. [City Desk, Post]
- Weed still forbidden on District college campuses. [City Desk]
- How well do you know the pot rules? [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Commission of Fine Arts says 15-story Southwest residential building is too tall. [WBJ]
- A pedestrian/bike bridge from Georgetown to Roosevelt Island? [GGW]
- Mary Cheh: Streetcar is “possibly not going to happen.” [WBJ]
- No one wants to run Metro. [NBC4]
- After communications problems in Jan. 12 incident, Metro and providers struggle to get cell service working. [WAMU]
- The Petworth area is the second most lucrative place in the country to flip homes. [UrbanTurf]
- The latest development coming to H Street NE: three stories of retail, plus residential. [WBJ]
- How can D.C. have both a surplus and a deficit? [Hill Rag]
- Amsterdam to D.C.: You wish you were like us. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Glover Park 1BR—-$311,500
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- What the D.C. art scene gained and lost in recent boom times [Arts Desk]
- Ben Tolman‘s drawings at Flashpoint reveal the absurdity of modern life in cities and the suburbs. [CityLab]
- Local punk satirists make Muriel Bowser “condos” stickers. [Loose Lips]
- A profile of Maryland rapper Logic, who’s raking in the dough for Def Jam and likes solving Rubik’s Cubes when he raps [Washingtonian]
- Why D.C. is a good spot for comedians to film specials [Post]
- Alexandria, Va., is a safe zone for The Walking Dead. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is off (tips? email@example.com)