A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The grace period is over and D.C.’s 15 new traffic cameras will result in tickets beginning today. Fourteen of the cameras will detect speeding vehicles and one of them will ticket oversized trucks. Fines range from $50 to $300.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Test scores will not be factored into teacher evaluations next year as D.C. schools make the transition to exams based on the Common Core standards. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray still won’t endorse Muriel Bowser to be his successor. [Loose Lips]
- The D.C. area is seeing a surge of underage, undocumented immigrants. [WAMU]
- Some people who signed up for private health insurance through D.C.’s health exchange are experiencing long delays—-sometimes as long as two or three months—-because of problems processing their applications. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Get Your Docs Off: AFI DOCS, the acclaimed documentary festival formerly known as Silverdocs, runs through Sunday in the District and Silver Spring. Here’s our guide to this year’s films, a strong slate featuring a whole lot of grrl power. And here’s how the festival has evolved after a rocky year of transition.
Landover Racists: Meet the man who created Landover Racists, a mock team with shirts that basically just call Dan Snyder a racist.
Burn Factor: City Paper’s hot-food correspondent ranks some of D.C.’s spiciest foods.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- DCPS won’t tie standardized test scores to evaluations for a year after Common Core switch. [Post, WAMU, Washingtonian]
- DDOT gave a permit to controversial CSX tunnel before it finished receiving federal approval. [Post]
- Vince Gray still won’t endorse Muriel Bowser. [LL]
- “If I was Gray, I’d never endorse Bowser.” – former Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies. [Washingtonian]
- Post ed board wants Council to consider pro-business changes to “ban the box” bill. [Post]
- Carol Schwartz‘s entry into mayor’s race created “surprise and growing excitement,” says Informer. [Informer]
- Brookland and Petworth attract house-flippers. [Washingtonian]
- Getting health insurance through the D.C. health exchange can take months. [Post]
- Medric Mills will be honored with his name on a gym. [Post]
- Robberies of transgender women may not all be connected, according to police. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is on vacation. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- AFI DOCS is here! Don’t see a single film until you read our guide. [WCP]
- The race to deliver D.C.’s next punk documentary (will it be Salad Days or Punk the Capital?) is on. [Post]
- Listen to Canine Teeth‘s newest track: “Shape Up,” featuring Brandon Moses. [D.C. Music Download]
- Matthew Patrick Davis, who’s 6’8″, uses his vertical gift to play a freak show act in Side Show without stilts. [Express]
- An annotated guide to the Corcoran’s petition to dissolve itself [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Honest Haloway and Tiny Victories at the Rock & Roll Hotel [D.C. Music Download]
- The NoMa underpass art project now has an enormous list of semi-finalists. [East City Art]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is on vacation. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)