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Continuing the co-op tradition

Residents at 1477 Newton Street NW banded together to form a limited equity housing co-op—and now they collectively own their 24-unit building. The arrangement limits future resale pricing and keeps rent below market value, which is no small feat in rapidly gentrifying Columbia Heights. “Ownership, in this sense, is not about building wealth, but maintaining affordable housing.”

 

Lost in translation

With at least 22 million Americans waiting for unemployment checks, states are scrambling to process payments. Approximately $48 billion has been disbursed—but that’s only half of what we should have received, according to a new study. 

 

In the future everything has patio seating

With the eventual possibility of businesses returning at reduced capacity, the Council is looking at legislation that would allow restaurants to operate on adjacent sidewalks, and on public streets. Basically if we all have to sit six feet apart, then restaurateurs should be able to make the dining room (much) bigger. The law would stay in effect for one year after the end of stay at home.

 

Have an emolumint

Some fresh news: the 4th Circuit greenlit the emoluments case brought by DC and Maryland against President Trump. The plaintiffs argue that foreign governments are effectively bribing Trump by staying at his hotel. 


Also || quarantine hauntings, writing through the pandemic, Peggy Eaton and the Petticoat Affair, fuck the bread, masks required on Metro, miss ur lettuce wraps: P.F. Changs shutters in Friendship Heights, Opinion: Maybe It’s Simpler to Have a Term for When We Aren’t in a Recession

Emergency & You

Help elect a progressive champion in WV

730DC co-founder Hayden Higgins (hi, yeah, it's me) is co-hosting a fundraiser this Saturday for WV-2 candidate Cathy Kunkel, who's poised to bring the momentum of fights for environmental justice and Red for Ed on to Congress. Read more about her candidacy and join us on Saturday for a panel about how progressives can win in "Trump country."

  • We call it the DMV, but we go hiking in Dolly Sods and rafting in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia is part of our region. Let's lend a hand. We don't get a vote in Congress, but you still have this opportunity to support a candidate who will help us pass Medicare for All, a Green New Deal and other vital legislation. 

Work on your juggling act

Let expert juggler Nathan Bynum teach you how to master the art of juggling in a class designed for beginners of all ages. No balls? No problem. Nathan will also show you how to make your own at home. (2pm)

 

Spirited Away...to YouTube

Japan’s Studio Ghibli Museum is closed to visitors, but you can take a virtual tour via the museum’s YouTube channel. The slow, panning shots of the museum’s polished café and cozy library are like a visual Xanax.

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

Want dating schadenfreude?

Check out the A Little Nudge Insta account for dating profiles and conversations from hell. While there, read some of the advice from Erika Ettin, the online dating coach behind it all.

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