One of several old FEMS trucks that are sitting unused, out of service. (IAFF Local 36)

A reminder to all you D.C. government employees out there: The data and testimony you give the D.C. Council during oversight hearings is kind of important. A deputy fire chief has suddenly retired after the firefighters union highlighted the fact that a list of FEMS equipment submitted to the council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee included numerous trucks that have been scrapped, sold or are otherwise out of service. Said Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe in a statement, “I want to thank the firefighters’ union for bringing this inaccurate information to our attention.”

In other news:

At-large council race is anyone’s game (Post)

Census: The Washington region is still growing, just not quite as fast as it was (Post)

Draft DCPS school budgets generate parent pushback (Post)

Times like this are when it’s nice to have a real congressman/woman (Post)

Where to build tall buildings in D.C.? (Housing Complex)

Still unclear what exactly businessman Keith Lomax did under his city construction contracts (Loose Lips)

Inside the West Heating Plant with Tom Sherwood (WRC-TV)

Winning WHP bidder was inching up on his limit (Capital Business)

Complex zoning questions involved in WHP redevelopment plans (WBJ)

Tommy Wells regrets his Grahamstanding (Arts Desk)

Testimony from homeless youth pushes back Human Services director’s council oversight appearance (Examiner)

Ron Moten’s memoir: “brash and uncompromising, but not necessarily insightful or forward-looking” (DCist)

Better data will help determine whether universal pre-K is working (GGW)

To save the Corcoran, a lesson from Detroit (Post letter)

Historic preservation needs a real rethink, not just better branding (GGW)

Upper Northwesterners don’t like pesticide use in Rock Creek Park (WJLA-TV)

As you might imagine, D.C. did pretty well on its snow budget this year (DCist)

D.C. Jail corrections officer caught in bribery sting pleads guilty (WJLA-TV)

Woman stabbed in east Capitol Hill (Crime Scene)

Get your deeply discounted green light bulbs, courtesy of the D.C. government (WRC-TV)

Condos in D.C.: Still expensive (WBJ)

More on the at-large candidates’ GLAA ratings (Blade)

A car crash lodged a street sign in a Brookland tree (Brookland Bridge)

Society of Jesus FTW (Post)