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District Line Daily: Snowy Monday

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This is why you don't waste all the snow nicknames and closures on one storm. In the District, the Post's Capital Weather Gang reports, no more snow should be sticking.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Muriel Bowser launches her mayoral campaign. [Loose Lips]
  • "Secret" CIA site could hurt Fairfax County's chances to lure FBI. [Post]
  • Georgetown socialite murder defendant Albrecht Muth's trial rescheduled for December after hunger strike. [Post]
  • D.C. fire union says no one's sabotaging ambulances. [Times]
  • Robert Griffin III visits the circus. [WTOP]
  • "Man complains woman hit him in the head with a shoe." [Examiner]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photo of the Day: Man With Donuts.

Mystery Tweeter: Who really tweets for Marion Barry? The potential tweet writers claim it isn't them, but not very convincingly.

Parking Woes: Construction for the Anacostia Playhouse is hung up on city parking requirements. Some Councilmembers want to help, but it may not be legal.

Beer for Shaw: Right Proper Brewpub, which employs a man some call D.C.'s best homebrewer, is coming to Shaw.

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

  • Adrian Fenty to Muriel Bowser: "Go for it." [Post]
  • Bowser: Fenty and I share "impatience with excuses." [NBC4]
  • Union boss says fire fighters aren't sabotaging equipment. [Times]
  • After voters say yes to budget autonomy, judges and lawyers may get involved. [Examiner]
  • DYRS still not working. [Post]
  • Union to express its displeasure with fire chief today. [Examiner]

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

  • Homeless teens are feeling city budget cuts. [WJLA]
  • Chuck Brown memorial park design gets tweaked. [RIA Insider]
  • Naylor Court could get a five-story apartment building. [UrbanTurf]
  • Serena Williams beats the traffic to a match by riding a bike. [Post]
  • Eight injured as cop car hits Metrobus. [WJLA]
  • A few extra details on the latest McMillan plans. [bloomingdale]
  • London biking group designs a truck that's less likely to hit cyclists. [Atlantic Cities]
  • If corner stores must get a special exception, at least let them benefit. [GGW]
  • A community group's role in the revitalization of H Street NE. [Post]
  • A map of bike parking at D.C. government buildings. [DCBAC]
  • Tysons has proven hard to urbanize. [The New Republic]
  • High rents are hurting the economy. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Arlington gets a $1 million bus stop. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Petworth condo

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

  • The Washington Post hires pricey architecture firm Gensler to design its new offices. [Post]
  • What programming fared well at the Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool? [Post]
  • Kennedy Center distributes its annual Sondheim grants to teachers. [WJLA]
  • Could the plushly furnished AMC Courthouse set the standard for new movie theaters? [Post]
  • A report from the 2013 D.C. Tattoo Expo segues into a discussion of tattoo copyright. [Post]
  • A Q-and-A with D.C. band Paperhaus, which recently met its Kickstarter goal of $10,000. [DCist]

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

  • Restaurants offering Passover fare [Washingtonian]
  • Favorite drinks of D.C.-based celebrities [Drink DC]
  • Where chefs eat after hours [Eater]
  • Check out H Street Country Club's new roofdeck. [Post]
  • Top 10 ramen spots in the D.C. area [The Plate]
  • D.C. sports bars with craft beer [Zagat]
  • Sneak peek of The Rye Bar at the Capella Hotel [Urban Daddy]
  • New Petworth restaurant from owners of The Blaguard will be called Homestead. [PoPville]

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