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D.C.’s top attorney has agreed to let federal investigators review city documents (“all Mayoral documents”) related to the $7.5 million District settlement with Jeff Thompson‘s Medicaid firm. Thompson allegedly financed the shadow campaign during Mayor Vince Gray‘s 2010 mayoral run.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Three people—two of them teens—were stabbed last night near a recreation center near East Capitol Street SE. [Post]
- More taxi modernization struggles in D.C.: One of the credit card providers ceased its operations, leaving hundreds of cabs without credit card readers. [City Desk]
- D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes? A business group wants to bring over a super-fast magnetic levitation train to make it happen. [WTOP]
- Less than a week to go until the baby panda makes her public debut at the National Zoo. In the meantime, here are some photos of the photogenic Bao Bao. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY: Fiction Issue: ICYMI, our second annual Fiction Issue, featuring tales of the District from best-selling author Louis Bayard and the three winners of our short story contest. If you like it, come to our reading Jan. 19 at Politics & Prose.
Slow Motion: Its realization has been very slow, and once it actually transport passengers, the H Street streetcar will move slow, as well.
Calling All Punks: Want to find the best punk shows in D.C.? Bookmark these pages.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, District attorney general reach a deal on disputed Jeff Thompson documents. [Post, LL, NBC 4]
- Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Beverley Wheeler drops out, endorses Brianne Nadeau. [LL]
- Post ed board goes hard on Gray’s kick-off apology. [Post]
- Gray campaign debuts online video. [Post, LL]
- Mayoral candidate Christian Carter has his petitions challenged. [LL]
- Activists file legalization ballot initiative with the Board of Elections. [WAMU]
- Taxi credit card processor goes out of business. [WAMU, Post, City Desk]
- “At least a dozen LGBT activists” turn out for Gray kick-off. [Blade]
- Vernon Jordan put in charge of search for new Howard president. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener. (tips firstname.lastname@example.org)
- To no one’s surprise, Logan car wash to become condo building. [UrbanTurf]
- Wizards owner hunts for a downtown practice facility. (Good luck.) [Post]
- London pioneers a solution to the hunt for a parking spot. [Atlantic Cities]
- Foggy Bottom commands the highest prices per square foot of any D.C. neighborhood. [UrbanTurf]
- Howard names leader of search for new president. [Post]
- The polar vortex cracked a Metro rail. [DCist]
- Today on the market: Georgetown 3BR condo—$4,850,000
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? aschweitzer@washingto
- This is what the U Street Landmark theater will look like. [Curbed]
- The Newsroom will get a third season. [Post]
- Michelle Obama‘s second inaugural gown to go on view at American History Museum. [Post]
- An interview with local folk artist Marian McLaughlin, recently reviewed in our pages. [D.C. Music Download]
- Kerry Washington‘s “baby bump,” everybody. [WJLA]
- Look at these photos of Priests. [BYT]
- Smaller local stages: They exist. [Post]
- Watch Afro Blue‘s Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? email@example.com)
- The gluten-free guide to D.C. [BYT]
- Arlington Eamonn’s becoming Society Fair. TNT stays. [Don Rockwell]
- Thirteen critic-approved Restaurant Week choices [Post]
- Who’s NOT doing Restaurant Week? [Eater]
- Nine Restaurant Week best bets [Zagat]
- Reston Limousine launches brewery tours. [NoVa Mag]