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The mystery of the Adams Morgan sinkhole, solved: the culprit was a collapsing sewer line.


  • At-large candidate Matthew Frumin leads in latest round of fundraising. [Loose Lips]
  • Three sisters among the 13 injured in North Capitol shooting. [Post]
  • Tommy Wells is worried the shooting will inspire retaliatory attacks. [Examiner]
  • Soda ban coming to D.C.? [WJLA]
  • Virginia sodomy law goes down in appeals court. [WTOP]
  • Feud between fire chief and rank-and-file could hurt D.C, worries Harry Jaffe. [Examiner]
  • Pigskins restructure Santana Moss‘ contract. [Post]


Photos of the Day: Regarding the Sinkhole.

No Cleavage, Please, We’re Republicans: After controversy over a blooming hook-up culture at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, attendees this year are getting advice on what clothes are CPAC-appropriate—-and what clothes aren’t.

Mystery Bidder: At last, the anonymous bidders behind the Georgetown plant auction are revealed.

Car and Bar: Palisades’ BlackSalt restaurant is so tired of waiting for cabs to show up to pick up patrons that it’s launching a car service of its own.

First Warning: Meet the Press was warned not to use an illegal gun magazine as a prop in its D.C. studio, according to newly-released documents.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Vince Gray’s affordable housing task force says city needs more affordable housing. [Post]
  • Pat Mara returns money from far-right, anti-D.C. PAC. [DCist]
  • Mayoral aide suggesting firefighters are “fabricating” reports of broken equipment to get out of doing work. [Examiner]
  • Gun control debate not focused on inner-city violence. [Post]
  • No new news on North Capitol Street shootings. [Post]
  • Charter school students doing better than DCPS students. [Examiner]
  • Two-year-old orphan who saw father shoot mother is doing okay. [Post]
  • Goodbye supercan? [DCist]

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

  • Following drive-by, Tommy Wells wants to close NoMa nightclubs. [WTOP]
  • NCPC continues to learn from London, with a lecture today on going green. [NCPC]
  • New apartments and a restaurant coming to Bloomingdale? [PoP]
  • KIPP proposes new school in Southwest. [Post]
  • Here’s what the at-large Council candidates say about the zoning rewrite. [Let’s Choose DC]
  • DOT looks into whether it’s paying too much property tax for Capitol Riverfront building. [WBJ]
  • D.C. could see bigger recycling bins, smaller trash bins. [DCist]
  • Charter schools get better math, reading scores; DCPS, not so much. [Examiner]
  • Today on the market: Capitol Riverfront townhome

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Now there’s a reason for Signature Theatre’s cancellation of Crimes of the Heart: Two cast members left for personal reasons. [Post]
  • Woolly Mammoth announces its 34th season. [Post]
  • All the President’s Men Revisited screening scheduled at Newseum for April 18; panel includes Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Robert RedfordRachel Maddow, Jill Abramson, and other various celebrities and big-name journalists. [Post]
  • Artist Bradley Stevens paints pictures of people viewing art in the National Gallery of Art and other museums. [Post]
  • Real Actors Read Yelp” actor Chris Kipiniak also plays a role in Arena Stage’s production of Metamorphoses. [Huffington Post D.C.]

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

  • China produces 80 billion chopsticks per year. [HuffPost]
  • Suna finally gets reviewed—after its gone. [Washingtonian]
  • DC Brau announces new beers for Craft Brewers Conference. [DC Beer]
  • Arlington looks to expand vending hours for food trucks. [Post]
  • Some Stephen Starr food porn to get you excited about Le Diplomate [BYT]
  • Sweet Leaf Cafe coming to Courthouse. [ARLnow]
  • Twenty-four restaurants around the country you need to know about [Zagat]