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The District spent workers’ compensation money on its general budget. So why is D.C.’s workers’ compensation still such a mess? Our latest cover story investigates.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Marijuana decriminalization—-not legalization—-goes into effect in D.C. today. [WAMU]
- The residents of Kalorama don’t want anymore embassies in their residential neighborhood. [Housing Complex]
- A Kentucky Republican successfully introduced an amendment to a House appropriations bill that would gut D.C.’s gun laws. [City Desk]
- Washington-area officials are pushing the Obama administration to know how many children who crossed the United States-Mexico border from Central America seeking asylum are being housed here. [Washington Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Generous Journalists: Get caught with marijuana and slapped with a $25 fine? No worries, the editors at WCP have offered to cover your fine—-in exchange for your story.
Coalition of the Filling: How food brings D.C.’s Iraqi exiles back home again.
Fringe Festival: Make sure to check out all of our Fringe coverage on the Fringeworthy blog.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Get caught with pot, get a $25 fine. Marijuana legalization is here! [WAMU]
- Kentucky Republican aims to rip out the District’s gun laws. [City Desk, Post]
- Phinis Jones, the Muriel Bowser supporter at the center of the Park Southern housing scandal, accounts for missing money. [LL, Post]
- Insurance lawyer and budget autonomy supporter Lorie Masters enters the attorney general race. [LL, Post]
- The District spent worker’s compensation money on the general budget. [WCP]
- Anita Bonds asks national Dems to help Bowser, concedes that rival David Catania has “a record of achievement.” [Post]
- Tell WCP about your marijuana fine, and LL’s bosses will foot the ticket! [City Desk]
- After losing Ward 8 ed board race, Philip Pannell says he’s finished with running for office. [Blade]
- Embassy Row residents have had enough of their foreign neighbors. [Housing Complex]
- Stein Club member says the LGBT group’s endorsement of Bowser could lead to a lawsuit. [Blade]
- ACLU asks ethics board to investigate Gray administration’s handling of open records requests. [Times]
- Sinkhole summer continues. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (email@example.com)
- Marijuana possession is no longer a crime. And if you get a ticket, WCP might pay your fine. [City Desk]
- Shipping-container homes: novel, but allowed. [WBJ]
- As D.C. contemplates changing its Metro-sign format, here are its options. [CityLab]
- D.C.’s workers’ compensation program: still a mess. [WCP]
- In D.C. and elsewhere, the murder rate is a good predictor of population change. [CityLab]
- Yup, people are still parking in bike lanes. [Post]
- Today on the market: Georgetown 2BR condo—-$600,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Photos of Teen Liver, Swimsuit Addition, and Peoples Drug at the Rocketship [Bandwidth]
- Why are the concert series at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron shorter and smaller this year? [Arts Desk]
- D.C.’s up-and-coming rappers are finding routes to mainstream success. [Pitchfork]
- The cast of Imagination Stage’s BFG had to get pretty jacked to support the play’s 13-foot puppet. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray unveiled a plan to support D.C.’s creative economy—-which apparently includes pollsters? [Housing Complex]
- Rock & Roll Hotel is hosting its first burlesque show. [Frozen Tropics]
- Justin Timberlake posed for photos with teenyboppers after a round of golf at the Congressional Country Club. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The best ice cream in the D.C. area [DCist]
- 12 new restaurants to try now [Washingtonian]
- Vigilante Coffee to open first cafe in Hyattsville. [Eater]
- Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac lives the sweet life while planning forButtercream Bakeshop. [WBJ]
- Five new bars to try this weekend [Thrillist]
- Critic Tom Sietsema gives Baltimore’s Parts & Labor two stars. [Post]
- Chefs create cocktail-inspired charcuterie [Zagat]