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DeMorning Links: Waiting for Wal-Mart

The delays have more to do with financing and regulatory hurdles than community opposition. (Juana Arias/For the Washington Post)

In other news:

NIMBY politics threaten to snuff out a medical marijuana program that residents overwhelmingly supported (Post op-ed)

The District’s first April primary is over. Are changes in order? (Post editorial, DCist)

You either get “bounce beat,” or you don’t (Post)

Fewer big hats at this year’s Easter Sunday services? (Post)

Ribbon-cutting today for new Howard Theatre (Post, AP, NPR)

Marion Barry’s fence-mending mission to grocery store owned by “good Asian” goes predictably awry (Post column)

Barry: “I’m doing God’s work” (Examiner)

Jim Vance: Barry knows better (WRC-TV)

Jonetta Rose Barras: “If Barry was so concerned about the ‘deplorable’ state of Asian businesses, why didn’t he meet with them?” (Examiner)

The reality of dining in downtown Anacostia (R.U. Seriousing Me?)

City job programs struggle to help older unemployed residents (Post)

Development in Mount Vernon Triangle reaches critical mass (Post)

Among the Jeffrey Thompson fundraising network: his masseur (Loose Lips)

In praise of Leon Swain’s taxi corruption heroism (Post column)

DCPS budget cuts raise teachers union ire(Examiner)

And what about the librarians? (WAMU-FM)

Take an early look at proposed Mall overhauls (AP)

Occupy camps move closer to consolidating in McPherson Square (Post)

In case you were wondering: Vincent Gray still wants the council to spend that revenue upgrade (Examiner)

NPR checks up on DCPS, 18 months after Michelle Rhee — and Kaya Henderson wouldn’t sit for an interview (NPR)

How to get D.C.’s best teachers where they are needed most (Post op-ed)

Bill Cosby has some thoughts on the Howard Theatre reopening (WaTimes)

Panel on Trayvon Martin shooting will feature father of slain teen DeOnte Rawlings (AP)

Burger joint owner says neighbors’ liquor license demands led to late-night service cuts (Going Out Gurus)

Eleanor Holmes Norton releases her tax returns (DCist)

H.R. Crawford fondly remembers Airports Authority colleague Charles Snelling (Post letter)

Former mayoral flack Tony Bullock sticks up for ousted GSA honcho Bob Peck (Post letter)

Metro fare hikes might not be so dramatic (Post)

More on Norton’s push to loosen Capitol filming restrictions (Politico)

New public safety chief in attorney general’s office comes from DOJ; Robert Hildum heads to Emergency Management Agency (Legal Times)

Former D.C. Council candidate named to National Log Cabin Republicans’ board (Examiner)

Now it’s Glover Park’s turn to feel streetscaping pain (Patch)

Spring is officially here: The Meridian Hill Park fountains are filled (PoP)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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