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Workers returned today to the Navy Yard building where a gunman killed 12 people in September 2013. Some who refused to work there again were transferred to jobs in other buildings in the complex.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Christopher Barry‘s campaign manager is no longer with the campaign. [Loose Lips]
- Metro saw a significant drop in cellphone thefts last year. [Post]
- AU forced an artist to censor his mural. [Arts Desk]
- Greg Anthony, the CBS Sports analyst charged with soliciting a prostitute in a Scott Circle hotel, is due in court today. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Teamwork: Muriel Bowser and her Green Team compatriots are aiming to extend their 14-year grip on the Ward 4 Council seat.
Metro Lawsuit: The family of Carol Glover, who died as a result of the smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, is suing Metro for $50 million.
Commute Preview: Capital Bikeshare won’t be fully usable Tuesday and Wednesday due to a software upgrade.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Chris Barry loses his campaign manager. [LL]Mayor Muriel Bowser stumps for her pick in Ward 4. [LL]
- District is in “crisis mode” on homelessness. [Post]
- Lawsuit over Metro death asks for $50 million. [Housing Complex]
- Airbnb will take D.C. hotel tax. [WBJ]
- Bowser moves on abortion bill. [Times]
- Post ed board: Minority youth need more focus in school system. [Post]
- Robert McCartney says adios to his column. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- On homelessness, the Bowser administration is in “crisis mode.” [Post]
- Planning on using Capital Bikeshare this week? Good luck. [City Desk]
- The Washington Post editorial board comes out against the proposed rowhouse zoning changes. [Post]
- Crime on Metro takes another dip. [DCist]
- For Garrison Elementary parents, the city’s commitments seem like a tease. [Post]
- What Metro needs to do. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Cleveland Park studio—-$239,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- A local artist’s mural was totally f***ing censored at American University. [Arts Desk]
- The Howard Theatre hosted its first bounce beat go-go show this weekend. [Arts Desk]
- Wanna vape at a show, brah? Go to Echostage; steer clear of Madam’s Organ. [Bandwidth]
- A look at the history of the Environmental Film Festival, which opens in March [Post]
- Good, non-douchey dance parties and DJ nights in the city [DCist]
- A Q&A with the Hirshhorn’s new-ish director, Melissa Chiu [Washingtonian]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12 takes on the half-smoke [Eater]
- A guide to noodles across Northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
- How a food editor decides where to go for Valentine’s Day [Washingtonian]
- Hans Pedr Kaffe, formerly Locolat, closes in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]
- How to get a reservation at Minibar [Zagat]
- Why beef jerky has become so popular [Post]
- Boundary Road co-owner readies to open Nido, a Mediterranean restaurant in Woodridge. [Express]
- Halftime Sports Bar shuttered by Metropolitan Police Department. [Frozen Tropics]