Pack an umbrella. It won’t quite be cold enough for snow today, but expect light showers through the afternoon and early evening.


  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumergives a full-throated endorsement of D.C. statehood in a three-point voter enfranchisement plan his office rolled out Thursday morning. In addition to admitting D.C. to the union as a state, Schumer is endorsing nationwide automatic voter registration and the restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

  • Montgomery County officials said they would expand access to child-care programs for the county’s low-income families, a plan targeted to children 5 years old or younger.

  • The Washington football team and the Denver Broncos have reportedly agreed to a trade that would send quarterback Case Keenum to D.C.

  • Police believe that a fugitive from the FBI’s most-wanted list killed his girlfriend, a Southeast D.C. woman, on Wednesday night. The woman, 40-year-old Natina Kiah, worked as a security guard at a homeless shelter in D.C.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips?

  • Three of Councilmember Jack Evans’ clients received subpoenas as the feds dig into his private dealings. The companies are EastBanc, Willco, and Colonial Parking. [WCP]

  • Here is where each councilmember and other local elected officials stands on the accusations of Evans’ unethical behavior. [DCist]

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is endorsing Kamala Harris for president in 2020. He’s also expressed interest in becoming the U.S. Attorney General. [Post, DCist, Politico]

  • The trauma from gun violence leaves scars on the kids who witness it. [WAMU]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Facebook won’t remove 71 spam reviews that tanked a local restaurant’s rating. [WCP]

  • Veg Diner Monologues: Try the Lebanese fried rice at Unconventional Diner. [WCP]

  • Where to find wellness drinks around the city. [Post]

  • Westend Bistro does custom tasting menus. [DC Refined]

  • Philly banned cashless restaurants. New York could be next. [CityLab]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • The Heartbreak Hotel is a required stop in October ’71‘s new music video. [WCP]

  • The Library of Congress wants you to come for a visit. [Post]

  • Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez gets her first—and long overdue—museum survey at the Phillips Collection. [WCP]

  • This weekend at the Kennedy Center, black girls rock and there’s a festival to celebrate that fact. [DCist]

  • Some of your favorite museum artifacts might not be as authentic as you think. [Post]

  • Film review: Woman At War is a quirky Icelandic film with an environmental message. [WCP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Douglas Development and its partner get a $100 million construction loan for a mixed-use residential and retail space in a Buzzard Point opportunity zone. [Bis Now]

  • Arlington proposes new attached ADU rules. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • A local sports therapy company has huge life-sized photos of Bryce Harper outside its centers’ windows. The owner has no plans to take them down. [WCP]

  • The Greene Turtle sports bar at Capital One Arena is closing next month. There is speculation that the location would be a prime spot for a sportsbook. [DCist]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?


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