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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Howard students sue over not getting into a sorority. [City Desk]
- The storm has arrived. [Post]
- Gun insurance headed to D.C.? [Examiner]
- MPD has to call in Prince George’s to transport injured cop. [Examiner]
- Metro operators save another attempted jumper. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Monday, Three Things.
Unsolicited Advice: If Mayor Vince Gray is as serious about fixing the city’s contracting program as he says he is, Loose Lips has some ideas.
Raise the Roof: Congressional overlord Darrell Issa made an appearance at an architect panel to talk about the Height Act.
Don’t Leave Us, Fedsy: Speaking of Gray, the mayor wants the FBI to move to Poplar Point.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. government and schools closed today.
- Jeff Thompson loses appeal, feds can now start diving into his records. [Post]
- D.C. ambulance not available for injured D.C. cop. [Examiner]
- Two years ago today, Sulaimon Brown kicked off federal probe. [NBC4]
- Vincent Orange wants to spend city cash on shadow legislators and lobbying Congress. [DCist]
- Che Brown sentenced to three months in prison. [Post]
- David Grosso, open data fan. [DCist]
- Surprise. The company the city wants to buy Thompson’s Chartered Health Plan is one of the recommended winners of Medicaid contract. [WBJ]
- CYITC still trying to reinvent itself after Harry Thomas Jr. debacle. [Post]
- Yesterday’s legislative meeting grab bag. [Post]
- Ten acres? Does the Gray administration really want to keep the FBI? [HC]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Everything is closed today. And the world is laughing at us. [dc.gov]
- D.C. home prices rise slower than national average. [WBJ]
- GSA gets 10 proposals to redevelop Federal Triangle South. [Post]
- Southwest gets its first new apartment building in decades. [SWTLQTC]
- Baby boomers could spark the next housing crisis. [Atlantic Cities]
- Greater Greater Education launches. [GGW]
- Virginia congressmen want to look into Metro expansion into NoVa exurbs. [DCist]
- Today on the market: The rare one-bed, two-bath
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
- Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
- “Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project” comes to National Archives. [Post]
- An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
- More about Mingering Mike and how the outsider artist’s work eventually wound up in the Smithsonian [Around the Mall]
- Dianogah’s Jay Ryan interviews Fugazi/Deathfix member Brendan Canty [Chicago Reader]
- How the elaborate costumes for Arena Stage’s Mary T. & Lizzy K. were made [Post]
- Astra Via releases a new video. [Pink Line Project]
- U Street Music Hall turns three this week, and DJs Chris Nitti and Lxsx Frxnk have crafted a Spotify mix for the occasion. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to drink by the fire [Washingtonian]
- Tom Sietsema and Joe Yonan go in search of vegetarian fine dining. [Post]
- Estadio is one of the most underrated restaurants in America, apparently. [Eater]
- What’s wrong with the word “zesty” in food writing, eh? [Hungry Lobbyist]
- Eight unusual must-try dishes in D.C. [Zagat]
- Trolley Pub visits Arlington ahead of launch. [ARLnow]
- Food porn of new menu items at Boveda [BYT]