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The D.C. Council is once again considering a bill to help pedestrians and cyclists recover damages after collisions. Currently, they can’t collect damages if they are found to be even one percent at fault in a collision. Councilmember Mary Cheh, who objected to parts of a similar bill last year, introduced the new version.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Bowser administration stumbled in the snow yesterday. [Loose Lips]
- The woman who allegedly splattered green paint on the Lincoln Memorial is incompetent to stand trial, a judge determined. [Post]
- As shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson awaits sentencing, he’s decided to sue the District government for $80 million. [Loose Lips]
- D.C. music venue staffers pick 2014’s best, loudest, and weirdest shows. [Arts Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Texans Rejoice: Kolaches are coming to D.C.
Street Art: Every woman in Congress now has a portrait on the D.C. street named for the state she represents.
Pot Activism: Supporters of Initiative 71 are distributing educational joint filter tips.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser administration struggles in early morning snow clearing, but won’t back down on keeping schools open on time. [LL, Post]
- Jeff Thompson sues the District for $80 million. [LL]
- Majority of the Council backs Jack Evans‘ bill to get them out of contracting. [WAMU]
- Bowser administration reviews Vince Gray‘s last minute deals. [Housing Complex]
- Pot activists get back into the filter tip business. [LL]
- Progressive bills rule the day in new Council session. [Post]
- Evans tries to bring back the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corp. [WBJ]
- District lags way behind in Olympic odds. [WAMU]
- Courtland Milloy still at it. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Some residents near Dupont Circle will be without power into the afternoon. [WJLA]
- Local school districts wish they’d closed schools yesterday. [Post]
- Here’s what’s planned for the Grimke School (if it sticks). [WBJ]
- Foreign investors are no longer excited by D.C. [GlobeSt]
- The streetcar’s got 99 problems, but the snow ain’t one. [GGW]
- The Olympics would be bad news for poor Washingtonians. [The Nation]
- Uber may be evil, but D.C.’s old taxi system was worse. [CityLab]
- Jack Evans tries again to revive the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corp. [WBJ]
- D.C.’s apartment-rental market gets more polarized. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: West End 1BR—-$435,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Every woman in Congress now has her portrait on a sticker on her state’s street in D.C. [Arts Desk]
- McFadden’s has shut down, so the Washington Psychotronic Film Society is homeless. But maybe that’s a good thing? [DCist]
- D.C.’s best hardcore songs of 2014, according to Accidental Guest and Fan Death label head Sean Gray [Bandwidth]
- The La-Ti-Do cabaret night is moving from Black Fox Lounge to James Hoban’s Irish Pub. [Post]
- Everyone’s digging into the life of ex-Maryland pop-punk kid Benji Madden now that he’s Mr. Cameron Diaz. [Post]
- Listen to Makeshift Shelters‘ new indie-rock EP, Overflowing. [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A guide to omakase at D.C.’s Japanese restaurants [Eater]
- McFadden’s to close permanently, according to ANC chairperson. [NBC4]
- Daikaya introduces whiskey lockers. [Washingtonian]
- Bistro and cocktail bar Stanton & Green coming to Capitol Hill. [Post]
- Six things to order at Pinea. [Zagat]
- New report ranks the top diets of 2015. [NPR]
- Tel’veh Cafe closes again. [PoPville]
- 10 new restaurants and bars you should hit in 2015 [Thrillist]