District Line Daily: Virginia’s Reckoning Continues

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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • A student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School accused former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, for whom the school is named, of sexual harassment. The student, Sydney Black, told police that Wilder, who is 88, kissed her without permission; he also offered to take her on foreign trips and pay for her law school tuition, she said.

  • Ward 8 is losing some planned affordable housing units after a developer cancelled its contract with the city.

  • D.C. U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu is withdrawing from consideration for the No. 3 ranking position in the Justice Department. Senate conservatives objected to her role a decade ago in a progressive women’s legal organization that supported abortion rights and opposed the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

  • Anti-semitic fliers were distributed throughout neighborhoods in Northeast. Police say the literature is protected speech, though they encourage residents to report similar incidents.

  • D.C. plans to distribute the opioid antidote naloxone, and to equip its officers with the drug, in an effort to address the opioid crisis.

  • A memorial for Native American military veterans will come to the National Mall next year. The Post compiled a list of six veterans you might not have heard of.

  • This is why your tap water tastes different.

  • RIP Bryce Harper jerseys.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Courtney Snowden, a former deputy mayor bogged by ethics investigations, is now a lobbyist for an e-cigarette company. [WCP]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser is on Kojo’s Politics Hour today at noon. [Kojo]

  • Can D.C. build a hospital as quick as Councilmember Vince Gray wants? Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Wayne Turnage doesn’t think so. [WBJ]

  • The WMATA board passes $3.5 billion budget and extends the Yellow and Red lines. [DCist]

  • Councilmembers Robert White, Kenyan McDuffie, and Trayon White, along with AG Karl Racine are playing hoops this weekend. And Robert White’s already trash talking. Tickets are $10. [Twitter]

  • The Wilson Building remembers Officer Niki Powell. [Twitter]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Introducing a new Friday feature called Eater’s Digest, i.e. the best thing we ate this week. (First up, try the meatballs.) [WCP]

  • Where to sample the city’s best baked, broiled, and grilled oysters. [WCP]

  • Roasted: Bourbon Coffee brings a bit of Rwanda to D.C. [WCP]

  • The difference between good and gourmet coffee. [Post]

  • Prepare for spring at area vineyards. [DC Refined]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After a three-year absence, the Wammies—the region’s long-running local music awards—are back. [WCP]

  • How D.C. artist Maggie Michael is continuing the Abstraction path set forth by Arthur Dove. [Post]

  • Samuel Prather taps into multiple grooves on his new album. [WCP]

  • Keegan’s Hands on a Hardbody picks up plenty of social issues. [WCP]

  • Second shot: Hamilton is coming back to The Kennedy Center. [DCist]

  • Theater J brings a Yiddish drama back to life in The Jewish Queen Lear. [WCP]

  • D.C. band NAH. wants to open up a dialogue on mental health with their new album, Patchwork. [Post]

  • Ford’s Theatre’s Into the Woods is a feast for the eyes. [WCP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • DHCD is looking for a new office space. [Twitter]

  • Where does the legal drama over the development of a parcel at 5th and I Streets NW leave its planned affordable housing? [WBJ]

  • HUD alleges that Facebook has violated the Fair Housing Act. [The Outline]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Nats’ opening day came and went with a 2-0 loss to the Mets, and fans found creative ways to show that they’re totally over Bryce Harper, including a guy who cut a large hole in his jersey. (Oh BTW, the fans in Philly booed Harper after his second strikeout.) [WCP]

  • Virginia Tech men’s basketball assistant coach and D.C. native Christian Weber returns home in an unexpected role. [WCP]

  • Hyattsville native Frances Tiafoe hit another career milestone by reaching his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal at the Miami Open before losing in three sets to Denis Shapovalov. [ATP Tour]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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