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District Line Daily: School Bus Blues

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D.C. school buses amassed 327 traffic-camera tickets between January 2009 to March 2013, resulting in $34,745 in unpaid fines, motor vehicle records obtained by the Washington Post show.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • City Administrator Allen Lew had the highest salary among local area government officials, with annual pay of $295,000. [Post]
  • Police release a video of the suspect who shot two people at a playground on the 600 block of Morton Street NW. [WAMU]
  • Dozens of Nats fans' cars were ticketed or towed outside the stadium during Monday's game despite signs on the meters indicating that there are no fees on holidays. [News4]
  • The city finalized its D.C. United stadium deal and sent it to the council for approval. [Housing Complex]


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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Vince Gray sends the D.C. United stadium deal to the D.C. Council. [Housing ComplexPost, TimesWBJ]
  • Muriel Bowser says she'll oppose current school boundary proposals as mayor. [Post]
  • Prosecutors again ask judge for 43 months in prison for Michael Brown. [LL]
  • Police department announces more All Hands on Deck days. [Times]
  • Washington Post announces move to Franklin Square. [Housing ComplexWBJ]
  • Should U.S. Attorney Ron Machen be blamed for something a judge ordered him to do? Colby King considers. [Post]
  • Police release video connected to playground shooting. [WAMU]
  • School buses score nearly $35K worth of unpaid tickets over four years. [Post]
  • Concierge system aims to improve United Medical Center service. [WBJ]
  • Department of Health Care Finance goes through on post-fraud investigation home health care terminations. [WBJ]
  • For the record, the District government doesn't consider construction companies "tech." [WBJ]
  • No insanity plea in trial over cab driver's death. [Times]

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

  • The D.C. area has set a recent record of nearly a year without any cyclist fatalities. [WashCycle]
  • A profile of the growing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. [UrbanTurf]
  • An argument against the Idaho Stop [Grist]
  • ...and why it's wrong. [WashCycle]
  • Controversial coal magnate no longer a D.C. United owner. [Post]
  • Retail-starved Anacostia lands a new menswear boutique. [CHOTR]
  • Will HUD's new secretary be an urbanist like the old one? [Streetsblog]
  • Today on the market: Dupont 1BR condo—$264,900

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Sofar (Sounds From a Room) might bring mystery living room concerts back to D.C. [D.C. Music Download]
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney introduced one of his favorite bands, Guided By Voices, at the Black Cat. [DCist]
  • A reflection on art fairs, after New York's Frieze Week [East City Art]
  • Philippa Hughes is writing a memoir, and she breaks down the process for the Intentional's Kate Jenkins. [BYT]
  • How the concert special-effects industry began: with Alice Cooper's smoke bombs. [Post]
  • CONNERSMITH. now represents artists Barry X Ball and J.J. McCracken. [East City Art]

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

  • Where to find fried chicken and waffles [Eater]
  • The Donovan Hotel rooftop pool debuts frozen cocktails and animal roasts. [Washingtonian]
  • A map of D.C.'s booziest neighborhoods [Curbed]
  • Crumbs Bake Shop closes on 19th St. NW [PoPville]
  • Singer's Significant Meats launches a pop-up in Bethesda. [Post]
  • Latest round of Rose's Luxury rooftop tickets sells out in seconds. [Girl Meets Food]
  • Grilling tips from local pros [BYT]
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