Breakfast links: Once upon a time
Time means change: The demographics of Shaw may be changing, but most long-time residents have seen far more positive elements to the gradual gentrification of their neighborhood than downsides. ... Oh H Street NE, the changes all started when a little music venue opened up. (WAMU)
The Mount Pleasant riots: 20 years ago, Mount Pleasant erupted in riots after an African-American police officer shot a drunk 30-year-old Latino man. Latinos in DC continue to struggle with relations with police to this day. (WAMU)
Landlords discriminate against poor: An investigation found that 15% of landlords involved discriminated against potential tenants using housing vouchers for low-income families, a violation of DC civil rights laws. (Examiner)
The consequences of DUI leniency: A Potomac man has been arrested three times for severe drunk driving violations, but has never had his license suspended or revoked. ... A woman who killed two men while driving drunk was recently convicted of manslaughter. She, too, had previous DUIs on her record. (WUSA)
MoCo ups traffic safety enforcement: Police officers from around Montgomery County launched Operation Safe Streets in Silver Spring yesterday, issuing 156 tickets for aggressive driving and 249 warnings, a majority to pedestrians. (Gaithersburg Patch)
CaBi clips: Women bought nearly half of the Living Social CaBi coupons. (Cycling Examiner) ... CaBi is also releasing new data soon, as bike share apps become more robust. There have also been very few incidents of vandalism. (WashCycle)
Charters as the internet of public education: Richard Layman compares public charter schools' impact on traditional public schools to the internet's impact on traditional newspapers. He fears public charters threaten public education. (RPUS)
McDonnell renews push for drilling: With memories of the BP disaster fading, Governor McDonnell is pushing again to open Virginia's coastal waters for offshore drilling, getting support from the US House which passed legislation that could reopen Atlantic waters for drilling. (WTOP)
Governments asking you about engaging you: Some Arlington employees are looking for ideas on ways the county can better engage the public. And DC's OCTO wants your input on the name for a campaign to combat the digital divide.
And...: Voting rights protesters wonder, "to plead or not to plead?" (DCist) ... Co-ops are most well-known in New York, but there are some in DC, too (Housing Complex) ... Laura Bush will fundraise to restore the National Mall. (WTOP) ... How as the Mount Vernon Triangle changed since 2000? (The Triangle)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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