D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) stopped in at WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour today, where Tom Sherwood and Kojo Nnamdi quizzed her on the council’s dwindling reputation. “I’ve heard some great positive things, and I’ve also heard, you know ... it seems like there’s almost an attack on certain members of the council,” she said. Asked by Nnamdi if there’s “just too much scrutiny of every little tidbit of council affairs,” Alexander said “it’s appropriate, but look at some of the great things we’re doing.” Alan Suderman was also listening and notes that she said she too is “still waiting for an explanation” from Harry Thomas Jr. on his spending travails. Oh, and earmarks? She wants ’em back.

Did DDOT shift the east-of-the-river Circulator route to lure Wal-Mart to Skyland? (Housing Complex)

Get your “streetscape relief” (Tommy Wells)

Police know who died outside the Old Post Office Pavilion. We still don’t. (Homicide Watch)

“What did the mayor have to gain politically by letting his fellow elected leaders and the business community find out about his pocket veto through the media?” (WBJ)

Municipal bond taxation 101 (DCFPI)

Ban on drug paraphernalia survives court challenge (Legal Times)