Breakfast links: Advertisers are flummoxed over Metro’s ad policies

WMATA is widely rejecting ad campaigns

Metro denied an ad saying “Embrace humanity & inclusion” from a disability rights nonprofit. They join a wide and growing number of groups who are flummoxed by Metro's advertising policy, which allows ads for things like weapons and casinos.  (Faiz Siddiqui / Post)

High water bills may be pushing black churches out of DC

DC adds an additional charge to water bills where there is concrete that can lead to water buildup that goes into the sewer. This additional charge hits many of DC's black churches hard because they tend to have large parking lots.  (James Wright / Afro)

Some Montgomery County Public Schools are getting cramped

These maps show that crowding in MCPS differs by age group and location. Cramped high schools are on the western side of the county, middle schools are downcounty, and elementary schools are near the I-270 corridor.  (Bethany Rodgers / Bethesda Beat)

Should the former school chancellor testify in a public forum?

Council member Robert White wants former DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson to testify in an oversight hearing for the DC council, in order to hold agencies and government officials accountable in a public forum on behalf of residents.  (Andrew Giambrone / City Paper)

Elon Musk made adjustments to the Boring Company’s underground loop

Elon Musk has changed his Boring Company vision from more like a car bypass to more like a subway. It still doesn't seem actually feasible, both technically and politically, but at least it's more urban-friendly.  (Megan Geuss / arsTechnica)

Will DC boycott a distillery Betsy Devos invested in?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a stake in Jos. A. Magnus & Co.​​​​​​, a DC distillery. While this has been public knowlege for a while, online furor following her disasterous appearance on 60 minutes snowballed into calls for a boycott.  (Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian)

Amazon’s brick and mortar store in Georgetown opens today

The store will shelve only books that received reviews of 4 stars or more, their line of electronic products for the home, and some other household items — all without price tags. Amazon's store is opening up in the space of a former Barnes and Noble.  (Abha Bhattarai / Post)

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