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D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson says he plans to ignore Congress and treat D.C. marijuana like any other voter-approved referendum, sending the law to Congress for a 30-day review so lawmakers can veto it or quietly let it stay.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg after someone fired a gun into a house Saturday night on the 4600 block of 9th Street NW. [News4]
- In the wake of a Georgetown rabbi charged with spying on naked women while they participated in a mikveh—-a Jewish ritual bath—-women in the D.C.-area planned a “Take Back the Mikveh” event. [WAMU]
- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to call for legislation restricting gun access in the state. [Washington Post]
- Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser is headed to California this week to make the final pitch for D.C. as an Olympic site. [Loose Lips]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
What’s in a Word? The fate of D.C. marijuana could hinge on the legal interpretation of one word.
Losing Control: D.C. rent control laws are supposed to keep housing affordable. So how do landlords keep getting around them? Our latest cover story explores.
You’re Fired: Wilson High’s principal was fired over test scores—-a firing he says was “capricious and arbitrary.”
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phil Mendelson says he’ll ignore Congress and submit the marijuana law for congressional review anyway. [Post]
- Wilson High principal Peter Cahall calls his firing “arbitrary.” [LL, Post]
- Muriel Bowser can travel to Olympics presentation, thanks to D.C. Council rescheduling. [LL, Post]
- Parking pass distribution botched. [Housing Complex]
- UDC book store robbed at gunpoint. [Post]
- 12-year-old hit by a bullet. [Post]
- Students could get new high school diploma options. [Post]
- Colby King wants Bowser to push back big-time on congressional pot interference.[Post]
- Post ed board backs June primary plan. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s best architecture of 2014. [UrbanTurf]
- Ten-story residential development planned for Industrial Bank–owned building off U Street NW. [WBJ]
- E.L. Haynes students get schooled in gentrification and activism. [DCist]
- Painted bus/bike lanes coming to Georgia Avenue. [WashCycle]
- Why is the D.C. Council stalling on approving the Franklin School redevelopment? [WBJ]
- Muriel Bowser helps make the D.C. Olympics pitch. [LL]
- Looks like TGI Friday’s is not coming to Columbia Heights after all. [New Columbia Heights]
- Today on the market: 3BR Columbia Heights condo—-$750,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Student veterans from the Corcoran are losing benefits now that they’re studying under the auspices of GW. [Washingtonian]
- Arlington’s One More Page Books gets a grant from author James Patterson to launch a mobile bookstore. [Post]
- The members of the Deadmen on writing dark songs and swapping out drummer after drummer [BYT]
- Six D.C. artists who showed exceptional work at the Miami art fairs [East City Art]
- Photos of Young Rapids, Friend Roulette, Tiny Hazard, and Dave Klinger at the Pinch [D.C. Music Download]
- The Freer and Sackler galleries have completely digitized their collections, making images available for free online. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Z-Burger founder sues business partners over trademarks, profits. [WBJ]
- Five new brunches to try [Zagat]
- The peking duck at China Wok surpasses Peking Gourmet Inn, says Tim Carman. [Post]
- Try Super Bowl Noodle House for some of the best Chinese around. [Tyler Cowen]
- Local breweries release winter beers. [Eater]
- Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food reopens without the plexiglass barrier. [PoPville]
- Taste test of 100 Montaditos [BYT]