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Bowser signs nation’s most ambitious clean energy law

The Council's bill will require all of DC's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2032. Other key points, according to a review by Sierra Club's Mark Rodeffer: More electric transit, rideshare companies are exempt from most provisions, and—while PEPCO got many of its wishes—nuclear will not be defined as "clean energy" (mainly because of cost).

 

Will new broadcasting deal kill DC United’s momentum?

Coming off one of the club's most exciting seasons and the signing of Wayne Rooney, supporters are worried that a new broadcast deal with FloSports will suppress interest in the club for casual fans unwilling to pay the $9 subscription fee.

 

Vision Zero gets a boss

Linda Bailey was just announced as the new director of Vision Zero, DC’s push to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024. Bailey joins the team after several years of traffic death increases, some high-profile incidents, and a pattern of deadliness by design across American roads. The challenge: improve safety while ensuring infrastructure is built equitably across the city.

 

Public begins to go private

The DC Housing Authority voted last week to make some changes to its public housing policies in a privatization move that went almost entirely under the radar. With 2,500 units “nearly uninhabitable” the committee is looking to private and public sources of funding, potentially switching some families to vouchers instead of dedicated housing. All of this comes at a time that many protections for those in public housing are being rolled back.

 

What does Bowser want (beyond a castle)?

Mayor Bowser won reelection. What comes next is less clear—“big vision, few details” characterize what we know about how she’ll achieve goals on affordable housing, education and public safety.

 

When DC was Fyre

In light of the dueling docs, one from the DCist vaults: “Guess What Happened When the Fyre Festival Organizers Promised DC a Ja Rule Concert.” It involves free vodka, Wale, “some real Zuckerberg types,” and the worm.

    + Need your fill of fiasco? Dangerous Pies (FKA Dangerously Delicious) screens both Fyre Fest documentaries back to back on Sunday. 

 

Also || a metro ceiling vault in 1974, the shutdown outlasts &pizza, AG Racine wants to make clergy mandated reporters of sexual abuse, submit your burning questions about DC, eat “stupid good burgers”, Exorcist steps might be historic, Blue Line closures this weekend

Mysterious fashion brand lands in Shaw

VAULTE X-XII is an "anti-streetwear brand" creating “functional, utilitarian clothing with an edge" whose first edition maxes out at 100 pieces. The address of the store will be revealed the afternoon of their Friday night opening party—with DJ sets scheduled from Foreign Air and Otherfeels—on the brand's Instagram, so don't sleep.

 

Proof of(f) life

Downtown wine bar Proof was “game-changing,” according to Eater, a fixture on year-end lists. It’ll close February 2nd after failing to renegotiate a viable lease.   

 

Stories of bicycles bringing people together

Watch a few episodes of the film Miles of Portraits: Alaska, which chronicles a 1,000 mile bike trip and the hundreds of people they meet along the way. (6:30pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • It’s crafty, it’s free, it’s Made in DC. Seating is first come, first served, ith two time slots. (5pm, 6pm)

  • Celebrate a new Patagucci store in Georgetown with food, drinks and bluegrass music. Plus you can donate to safeguard the Potomac river. (6pm)

  • Or check out the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for films on wildlife, conservation, the environment and our relationship to it. (6pm)

Also || talk on mapping eviction, Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?, DC Diary Recording HH, Watch 'A Table for All' With the Filmmakers, H for H HH, empowerdc, Con Davison @ Dangerous Pies, Beatlab DC @ U Hall, theater: premium of Submission, Gleb Kanasevich @ rhizome

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