Happy Tuesday. Enjoy these mild fall days while they last—a group of private sector forecasters predicts a snowier than usual winter this year.


  • Activists are now calling for a public referendum on a vote that would repeal the D.C. Council’s repeal of a referendum to abolish the tipped minimum wage. (You still with me?) Put another way: Supporters of Initiative 77 would very much like for their initial vote to stick, so they’re asking for another shot to keep it around.

  • Education officials announced late last week that the city will move Benjamin Banneker Academic High School to the site of now-vacant Shaw Junior High School, but not all parents and neighbors are happy with the decision.

  • Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld released his proposed budget for the new fiscal year on Monday, and it includes a number of asks that will make some folks very happy. To start: increasing rush hour service in both the mornings and evenings, a flat $2 fare for weekend rides, increasing the number of cars per train to eight, reducing the cost of unlimited bus and rail passes, and increasing service to suburban stations around the DMV.

  • The District will distribute nearly $1 million in federal grant dollars to local religious organizations in order to help them increase security, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced yesterday.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ride a bike and go vote: Capital Bikeshare will provide free rides to voters on election day. Use the code BIKETOVOTE for a day pass on Nov. 6. [Twitter]

  • Ron Moten, a supporter of Dionne Reeder’s run for an at-large Council seat, dropped a new video in support of of his candidate. [YouTube] Here is some of his earlier work.

  • Ward 6 Council candidate Michael Bekesha refused to answer specific questions about comments made by Chris Farrell on Lou Dobbs Tonight. Bekesha works for the pro-Trump organization Judicial Watch, where Farrell is on the board of directors. Farrell falsely accused billionaire George Soros of funding a caravan of migrants from Honduras. [Washingtonian, The Wrap]

  • Four people are challenging Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat as D.C. delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. [DCLine]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk until Wednesday.

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The city’s past comes alive this weekend at the annual D.C. History Conference. [Post]

  • If you’re looking to catch some live music in November, look no more, it’s all laid out for you right here. [DCist]

  • STABLE eyes a winter opening for affordable arts spaces for local artists. [East City Art]

  • The National Portrait Gallery has some new faces—28 new faces, actually. [WTOP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • DDOT releases a proposed set of regulations for dockless bikes. [Urban Turf]

  • And ride-hailing competitor, Via, will expand its services to Arlington County. [WBJ]

  • Watch a recap of the Council’s hearing on several rental housing bills here. [Twitter]

  • The District is soliciting proposals on how to redevelop the DC. Jail. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The trio of longtime sports reporters who started the subscription-based website, The Sports Capitol, in February say goodbye to the project after accepting jobs at NBC Sports Washington. [Sports Capitol]

  • Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards’ G League affiliate, will begin play on Saturday. The team gives players another chance at the NBA dream. [WCP]

  • Can the World Series winning Red Sox match the championship celebrations of the Capitals? Devante Smith-Pelly has his doubts. [RMNB]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Kennedy Center Opera House presents the opening performance of the touring musical Anastasia, based on the beloved animated film about the royal Romanovs.7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $49–$175.

  • MahoganyBooks presents an author talk and book signing with T.R. Simon, the author of Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, a fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston‘s childhood adventures. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • Timothy Denevidiscusses his book Freak Kingdom, about Hunter S. Thompson‘s fight against fascism and authoritarianism in America, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

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