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Today’s weather will be unusually springlike—-until it turns into a thunderstorm.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Kennedy Center wants a floating pavilion on the Potomac. [Arts Desk]
- Anne Arundel county executive found guilty of misconduct. [WTOP]
- Courtland Milloy wants Pigskins’ other name changed. [Post]
- Three-vehicle crash sends 10 people to the hospital. [Examiner]
- Harry Jaffe thinks Pat Mara will win at-large contest. [Examiner]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- The city is flush with cash, which Vince Gray is putting in the bank. [Post]
- No, your taxes aren’t going down. [Examiner]
- Yes, the city’s real estate market is booming. Also, the city has a ton of debt. [WBJ]
- Public libraries keep losing books. [HC]
- Jaffe: Pat Mara is the front runner, but other at-large candidates are great too. [Examiner]
- If the CYITC’s funding is all public money, what’s the point of the CYITC? [Post]
- Former head of the $39 billion Gates Foundation to run local food pantry. [Post]
- Report says nonprofit didn’t help mentally ill man before he was shot by police. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- At-large Council candidates on how to channel D.C.’s population growth. [Let’s Choose DC]
- Vince Gray says Ray LaHood will be missed as transportation secretary, hopes for Ray LaHood Two. [Post]
- Here are five ways in which Ray LaHood Two is needed. [Atlantic Cities]
- A look at the progress at The Yards. [JDLand]
- D.C. should be spending its budget surplus on affordable housing. [DCist]
- Home prices are skyrocketing in Trinidad. [UrbanTurf]
- Are we inflating a new housing bubble? [Economist]
- The clustering of America’s highly skilled workers doesn’t appear to have trickle-down effects. [Atlantic Cities]
- Former Gates Foundation CEO moves to Martha’s Table. [Post]
- Today on the market: Logan condo for $225k
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- “My Jihad” ad campaign coming to D.C. Metro stations [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Police search for a suspect in last weekend’s D.C. Soundstage shooting [WJLA]
- Politics & Prose hosts an open mic for authors who printed their books with the bookstore’s Opus self-publishing machine [Post]
- Frau Eva drops a new EP [D.C. Music Download]
- A look inside D.C.’s LGBT music scene [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Why chicken wings dominate Super Bowl snacking [NPR]
- Super Bowl food and drink specials in D.C. [Drink DC]
- Ruminations on the dive bar [Post]
- D.C.’s most expensive dishes [Eater]
- How the Inn at Little Washington beat Komi on the top 100 restaurants list [Washingtonian]
- Eight restaurants to celebrate the Chinese New Year [Girl Meets Food]
- Flavors of India opens in the West End. [PoPville]