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On Sunday, dozens of volunteers joined the effort to find missing Relisha Rudd, searching through a Northeast neighborhood, handing out flyers and asking people driving on New York Avenue NE if they remember seeing the 8-year-old girl or Kahlil Tatum, the man last seen with her. Last week, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said officials still had few clues as to where Relisha, who was last seen March 1, could be.


  •  A look at Relisha Rudd‘s life before she went missing [Washington Post]
  • Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser met with D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson but would not say whether she would keep the top public schools official if she becomes mayor. [WAMU]
  • A D.C. police officer shot and killed an armed man late Sunday near an elementary school on the corner of C Street and Texas Avenue SE. The man reportedly wouldn’t drop his weapon when police asked him. [WJLA]
  • The first Peet’s Coffee & Tea is opening in D.C. today and in the next few months, 22 more stores will follow suit. [Post]


Election Issue: Our post-election Election Issue is on stands and online today. Read it to find out what’s next in D.C. politics, how Muriel Bowser sealed her victory, and what Mayor Vince Gray’s sad last day on the campaign trail looked like.

Cash for Votes: Which mayoral candidate paid the most per vote? Hint: It wasn’t the woman who came in first.

Bar Music: How to listen to the new Thievery Corporation album at Eric Hilton‘s bars.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray have awkward encounters at Unity Breakfast, leadership event. [PostWBJ]
  • Surprise—Dems at breakfast no fan of David Catania. [Blade]
  • Bowser inner circle includes Adrian Fenty hardcores. [Post]
  • Including Fenty mastermind Tom Lindenfeld. [Post]
  • Bowser says she’ll give Gray time to get over it. [LL]
  • Behold, the school boundary proposals. [Post]
  • Bowser meets with schools chancellor Kaya Henderson. [WAMU]
  • Rev. Graylan Hagler declares for at-large seat, Elissa Silverman considers a run. [LL]
  • District wins in CityCenterDC construction spat. [WBJ]
  • Reta Lewis paid the most for each mayoral vote, with Jack Evans close behind. [LL]
  • Post ed board: Time to get back to work for D.C. Council, fed investigation aside. [Post]
  • Competition could mean deregulation for D.C. cabbies. [WAMU]
  • How could city agencies fail Relisha Rudd? [Post]
  • Video shows man police think could be connected to disappearance. [Post]
  • DC Water takes a lesson from Norway. [Post]
  • Cab driver murderer gets 17 years in prison. [DCist]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A handy diagram of the construction of Capitol Crossing [Washingtonian]
  • Get ready for D.C.’s first Peet’s Coffee…and then 22 more. [Post]
  • The National Park Service has a $12 billion maintenance backlog. [WJLA]
  • Vince Gray‘s budget gives a boost to transit. [GGW]
  • Upcoming solicitation brings Department of Homeland Security one step closer to St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]
  • D.C.’s smallest and quietest hotel rooms are discussed for the Dupont Underground. [UrbanTurf]
  • The plans won’t work without a prominent entrance. [SALM]
  • Higher-rated D.C. office buildings have higher vacancy rates. [Post]
  • GSA bars architectural firm from participating in project, then reverses. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Townhouse by American University—$959,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Typefighters‘ Ryan McLaughlin wrote this new single sober, but recorded it drunk. [PureVolume]
  • British hip-hop artist Jonzi D, in town for the Kennedy Center’s One Mic festival, traces the history of the genre. [Post]
  • The best murals outside the city limits [Express]
  • Deleted Scenes released a new track from its upcoming album Lithium Burn. [Noisey]
  • Professional actors staged the stories of homeless writers at Theatre J. [DCist]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ten best sushi restaurants in the area [DCist]
  • Ten marvelous milkshakes around D.C. [The Plate]
  • Ten new outdoor dining destinations [Zagat]
  • Is Momofuku coming to CityCenter? [Eater]
  • Cleveland Park Bar & Grill owners to open barbecue joint in Pulpo space. [Post]
  • Right Proper brewpub launches cheese counter. [PoPville]
  • New app lets you find the best value at Virginia’s ABC stores. [Express]