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Should District taxpayers pony up $1,500 for Councilmember Jim Graham to remember Elizabeth Taylor? Graham says he was representing the District.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Legal D.C. medicinal marijuana gets closer to legalization. [Post]
- Council throwing serious investigation noise over lotto. [Examiner]
- Once again, D.C. region really rich [WTOP]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Nat Gandhi stays mum on lottery contract; Jim Graham says he’s an innocent victim; David Catania makes both Nixon and Napoleon references when talking about CFO’s office. [Post, Examiner]
- Ron Machen on Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown‘s 2008 campaign: “There’s a real difference between not being criminally charged versus running a campaign properly.” [Post]
- Mayoral hopefuls Muriel Bowser and Jack Evans spend big to win no-contest contests. [Post]
- Bedbuds at a fire station. [Times]
- Evans says he doesn’t have that “crazy feeling that Nat Gandhi should resign.” [Examiner]
- Sekou Biddle might run in special election. [DCist]
- Streetcars coming, soonish. [DCist]
- Wrongfully convicted D.C. man needs help. [Post]
- Mary Cheh pushes stalled proposal to ban money orders. [DCist]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- DDOT’s streetcar timeline, starting with Anacostia testing in March. [GGW]
- Vince Gray says there’s no “Plan” for Ivy City. [Post]
- But there is a Plan. It’s called population growth. [Slate]
- How far should school choice go? [GGW]
- Building near L’Enfant sells for a record price. [Post]
- DC Water wants to reconsider its huge pipeline plan. [DCmud]
- A solution to traffic jams? [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: A 16th Street Heights gem
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? email@example.com)
- Local indie group Ugly Purple Sweater debuts their new music video, set at and about the shopping center on 14th St. NW. [PoPVille]
- Introducing your new crush, David-Apollo. He may be made of stone but he’s still handsome as heck. [Going Out Gurus]
- The Phillips Collection is now showcasing Aimé Mpane’s Mapasa, which they acquired at (e)merge this past fall. [Experiment Station]
- Carole King will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize. She’ll receive the award sometime in 2013. [Post]
- Local rockers Redline Addiction discuss their creative process and their upcoming show at the State Theatre in Falls Church. [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- District to reopen food truck regulation comments. [Post]
- More details about Black Whiskey, coming to Logan Circle [Washingtonian]
- Yes, Russia House team is taking over 1212 U St. NW. [Eater]
- Alternative medicine kingpin wants to open a D.C. outpost for True Food Kitchen. [WTOP via HuffPost]
- Dress Barn replaced by Pret a Manger at 17th and K streets NW. [PoP]