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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/29/2012

DeMorning Links: Migratory herds


Plenty of folks are coming to the city, but young families are still finding it hard to stay. (Erin Williams - The Washington Post)
The Post’s Carol Morello has another look at the latest Census data and what it can tell us about our changing city. Newcomers, data show, tend to come from far afield, while those who leave tend not to go far. “More people relocate to the District each year from Manhattan than from Fairfax County. The District gains more residents from Chicago and Los Angeles than from Alexandria, with newcomers from Philadelphia and San Diego close behind,” Carol writes. Most of those are college kids and young professionals. But what happens when they want to raise a family? So goes the familiar tale: “[E]very county in the region gained more residents from the District than it lost to the city. ... About 1,300 people move from Fairfax County to the District, but the city loses 2,300 people to that county.”

In other news:

DCPS service cuts, class-size increases prompt concerns at council hearing (D.C. Schools Insider, Examiner)

Soil contamination concerns put plans for new Kenilworth-Parkside rec center in limbo (Housing Complex)

IG isn’t a fan of contracting office’s cost-cutting measure: ending contract cost analyses (WBJ, Examiner)

Vince Gray & Co. aren’t happy Obama administration wants to back out of Metro funding pledge (WRC-TV)

Not many D.C. jail inmates are exercising their right to vote (Afro)

Primers on Tuesday’s primaries (Local Living, Blade)

Vincent Orange looks to hang on to his at-large council perch (Post)

Eleanor Holmes Norton inadvertently signed on to bill that would benefit World War I group she’s at odds with (Post)

Gray budget again raids Housing Production Trust Fund to pay for non-production housing costs (DCFPI)

Also, UDC isn’t getting much of a funding boost (Housing Complex)

Does shadow senator wannabe Pete Ross still owe the city taxes? (Loose Lips)

New Foggy Bottom escalators aren’t perfect (Examiner)

Sad day for D.C. government: Ron Collins retires (D.C. Wire)

Say hi to Howard Brooks (DC Porcupine)

The Historical Society of Washington is back, baby — thank the Kiplingers (Housing Complex)

”Human capital” czar says DCPS is “developing lots of other non-monetary approaches to keeping our best people” (Hechinger Institute)

Why D.C.’s high schools spend less money on a per-pupil basis (D.C. Schools Insider)

Anti-bullying bill is in search of funding (Blade)

Free the growlers (DCist)

Crosstown cycletrack inches toward reality (GGW)

Three gay D.C. Republicans will go to Tampa if Mitt Romney wins the D.C. GOP primary (Blade)

A reminder: Legal weed grown in D.C. must stay in D.C. (WTOP)

The region’s indoor malls are going extinct (BeyondDC)

More on the “dumpy, slummy, and. . .terribly dangerous” confines of “Murder Bay” (Ghosts of D.C.)

Brightest Young Things to NYC? (Arts Desk)

Take a look at the new Jaleo (All We Can Eat)

Roberto Donna is back, and he’s making pizzas (Young & Hungry)

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