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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:
- Winter weather means a slow start. [Post]
- Human Rights Watch report on MPD is Tommy Wells‘ big moment. [Examiner]
- Drug case that sparked debate over law enforcement use of GPS tracking returns to court. [Times]
- Prosecutors not ready to pursue case against D.C. contracting official arrested for drunk driving. [Loose Lips]
- Undocumented immigrants in Virginia getting fewer lawyers, which makes them more likely to be deported. [Post]
- Attorney general won’t rule on boathouse kerfuffle. [Housing Complex]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Page Three Photos.
Komi Dethroned: Washingtonian‘s new list of the area’s top restaurants is out, and four-time champ Komi has lost the top spot.
Rough Night: In a YouTube sensation, one young man tries to fight a DCFEMS SUV, stumbles through traffic, and begs for a job.
Ubiquitous on Youtube: Greenbelt rappers SwagHeemHoops won’t stop putting up new videos on YouTube.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- New education committee boss David Catania: “I want to engender an outrage in the city about the level of truancy and educational failure.” [Post]
- Tommy Wells says he’s not going to pull punches investigating MPD. [Examiner]
- Jim Graham is being scapegoated, say lawyers working for Graham. [Post]
- Q&A with Cathy Lanier [CSPAN]
- District officials deny Donald Trump‘s request not to pay taxes on Old Post Office Pavilion. [Post]
- Mary Cheh is on Mugshots.com [Post]
- Vince Gray and other city pols march for stricter gun laws. [Reuters]
- Officials says summer jobs program getting better. [Examiner]
- Green roofs absorb rain, provide insulation. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- After much expense and conflict, Skyland may finally be cruising toward completion. [Post]
- D.C. is the country’s second-best city for job seekers. [Forbes]
- How parents saved Garrison Elementary [UrbanTurf]
- D.C. is spending $350k to convince people it’s sexy. [Post]
- Howard Town Center will feature grocer, clothing store, bank. [Borderstan]
- M Street NW bike lane still months away. [The Hoya]
- Metro’s expansion plan has its shortcomings. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
- But Metro’s board likes it. [Post]
- Today on the market: Southwest Waterfront condo
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The Make-Up, Deathfix, and The Evens scheduled to play Coachella 2013 [Coachella]
- Five shot at D.C. Soundstage nightclub on Benning Road NE [Post]
- New ad campaign tries to make D.C. look sexually adventurous [Post]
- In concert with the Corcoran’s “Pump Me Up” exhibit, 9:30 Club will host a punk and go-go mash-up Feb. 24 [Post]
- Comedian Todd Glass loves the D.C. Improv [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Playwright Jacqueline Lawton kicks off her series, “Women Artistic Directors of D.C.” [Jacqueline Lawton]
- Finally, a place you can wear that tophat: the best highbrow events of 2013 [DCist]
- A guide to suburban galleries in the D.C. area [Post]
- The Washington Post‘s Spring Arts Preview is here (pssst… look out for ours Feb. 7) [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Is D.C. snow safe to eat? [City Desk]
- The fast lane life and tragic death of restaurateur Joey Belcher [Post]
- Five unusual yet romantic Valentine’s Day meals [Washingtonian]
- Meshelle Armstrong reflects on one year at Society Fair. [Eater]
- Ten wood-fire pizza joints in Northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
- Inside Thaaja “Indian food bar” in NoMa [Thrillist]