Breakfast links: Follow the money
See Orange's money orders: Vincent Orange has agreed to release the 30 or so "suspicious" money orders to his 2011 campaign. Though actually, OCF actually already had them, and Loose Lips was able to get them. (Post, City Paper)
More in campagn finance: Several still unnamed councilmembers received subpoenas in the Jeff Thompson investigation. (NBC4) ... Yvette Alexander benefited from bundling by Walmart developers, but she doesn't have much money in the bank. (City Paper, Post)
Election needs money: The May 15 Ward 5 special election needs $318,000 to happen. The money has to come quickly, too, as mailed notices of the election have to go out by March 24. (Examiner)
Nats Park area gets pop-up retail: A local arts group is planning on bringing pop-up retail to land near Nationals Park using shipping containers. The concept is similar to successful projects in London and Brooklyn. (DCmud)
Wheaton gets more residential: Developers want to turn a Wheaton 5-story office building into a 14-story residential building. They will build on top instead of tearing it down, and have not decided whether to include ground floor retail. (DCMud)
Help seniors with smart growth: Montgomery County's growing senior population need housing that meets their needs. Zoning for more housing around transportation and allowing more accessory dwellings are important, too. (Patch)
Love bicycling and water infrastructure?: WABA and DC Water are teaming up for a bike tour of several DC Water facilities, to show how things work today and how DC Water will mitigate sewer overflows in the future. (WABA)
We've drunk our milkshake: The cheap oil that fueled low gas prices and car-oriented suburban sprawl is almost gone. While lots of oil remains, it is difficult, expensive, and environmentally hazardous to drill and refine. (Salon)
And...: Find out how much top Metro officials made in 2011 (or see it padded out to a two page story). (Post) ... Dan Snyder has managed to anger almost everybody. His fellow owners made him pay for it. (Post) ... Apple's new campus is about as anti-walkable as you can get. (Switchboard)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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