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The Election Issue is on stands and online today and full of coverage and analysis from Election Day in D.C. Read about the new Muriel Bowser era, the city’s first elected attorney general, what’s next for legal pot, and more.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A D.C. Council–commissioned report found that the city would overpay by $25 million in the soccer stadium land swap deal, in which the city would trade the Reeves Center at 14th and U streets NW for land at and around Buzzard Point. [Housing Complex]
- D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan submitted his resignation on Wednesday, paving the way for the newly elected top lawyer Karl Racine. [Loose Lips]
- D.C. is expecting a surge in homelessness this winter, and the Gray administration is looking for motels to convert into makeshift emergency family shelters. [Washington Post]
- Here are maps showing how Muriel Bowser and marijuana won in D.C. [WAMU]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser says she has a mandate, but isn’t eager to say what she’ll do with it. [LL, Post]
- Karl Racine wins the attorney general race in a walk. [LL]
- Former Bowser strategist Tom Lindenfeld pleads guilty in Philadelphia corruption investigation. [LL, Post]
- And current attorney general Irv Nathan submits his resignation. [LL]
- D.C. United stadium report says the District will overpay $25 million in the deal. [Housing Complex, Housing Complex, WAMU, WBJ]
- What’s next for legal pot? [LL, Post, WAMU]
- The map behind Bowser’s win [WAMU, Post]
- District looks for hotels for the homeless. [Post]
- David Catania doesn’t make it close. [LL]
- Vincent Orange, shutterbug [LL]
- Homicide Watch will shut down. [City Desk]
- Petula Dvorak tells Bowser to follow her parents. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Akridge agrees to concessions on Reeves Center site. [WBJ]
- D.C. placed seven homeless families and transported more than 2,200 people on the first hypothermia weekend. [DCist]
- The dangers of slapdash utility roadwork. [GGW]
- Walmart boosts nearby home values. [CityLab]
- With new crosswalks, traffic in Washington Circle is awful. [WTOP]
- But when hasn’t it been awful? [@sharrowsDC]
- The Republican wave may not have hit D.C., but we’ll have to deal with it. [Roll Call]
- Today on the market: Kalorama 2BR condo—-$649,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Ben Usie of Pree on the band’s stint at CMJ: Was it worth it? [BYT]
- Politics & Prose will take over operations at five of Busboys and Poets’ bookstores. [Post]
- The Folger Theatre courts younger audiences with a new beer-and-discussion series. [Washingtonian]
- Photos of the historic Octagon House in Foggy Bottom [BYT]
- Actor Elliott Kashner on playing the titular character in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe at DCAC (first snag: he can’t grow a mustache) [DC Metro Theater Arts]
- Listen to local hardcore act Atlas at Last‘s new EP, A Composition of Functions. [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bardo brewpub gets a roof and some walls. [Eater]
- Mediterranean restaurant Fig & Olive coming to CityCenterDC. [WBJ]
- The best bars in D.C. in which to ride out a polar vortex [DCist]
- Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will pop up at Union Market next. [Post]
- In Japan, models and actresses will deliver your food—for a fee. [WSJ]
- What to order at Mama Rouge in Georgetown [Zagat]
- Where to find figs on pizza, in barbecue sauce, and more [Express]