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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012

DeMorning Links: Let’s get sustainable

More people, greener buildings, less energy? (Toni L. Sandys - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) this morning is set to unveil his sustainability plan, what he aims to make the cornerstone of his fledgling administration. The Post’s Tim Craig has an early look: The plan calls for a bigger, denser, greener, less car-dependent District — a city with municipal composting, mandatory “energy audits” and swimmable, fishable rivers. Pipe dreams? There’s probably a few in there, but remember how many scoffed when Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) said nine years ago he would bring 100,000 more residents to the city within a decade. Against all odds, we’re halfway there.

In other news:

Man convicted in Catherine Fuller’s 1984 murder says police coerced his confession (Post, WRC-TV, Legal Times)

Jeffrey Thompson guaranteed a home loan for a Chartered Health Plan board member (WaTimes)

UDC heads toward “right-sizing” — read: layoffs (Examiner)

Trinidad dog mauling caught on tape; neighbors want action from authorities (WUSA-TV)

Some D.C. docs say they won’t be writing marijuana prescriptions (Patch)

More on Jim Graham’s CYITC budget hearing (WaTimes, Examiner)

Health department tells psychiatrist to stop prescribing narcotics; patients protest (WUSA-TV)

Jack Evans spent $88.48 per primary election vote (Examiner)

Ward 5 candidates forum Saturday (Examiner)

Anonymous $25,000 gift to shelter for the mentally ill (Examiner)

South Capitol Street shootings trial could go to jury today (Crime Scene)

New home for Central Union Mission to break ground May 7 (DCmud)

Petula Dvorak: “[O]ur taxis basically bite.” (Post column)

A chat with the city’s small and local business czar (Housing Complex)

Parking ticket helps guy track down his stolen van (Examiner)

Meet the D.C. residents who will be deciding if Roger Clemens perjured himself (Crime Scene)

Yesterday was John W. Hill Day in the District of Columbia (Facebook)

There’s an unclaimed $250,000 lottery ticket out there somewhere (WRC-TV)

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