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Will 2018 be one of the wettest years on record for D.C.? It’s looking that way.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Ninety days into a new emergency call line staffed by registered nurses, D.C. Fire and EMS officials say that the public continues to tie up ambulatory services with non-life-threatening complaints, like insect bites and tooth aches. “There is a habit or pattern that we need to change. A lot of time people are not familiar with getting to a clinic. They are just used to calling 911. That’s not really what we wanted them to learn, but that’s what they’ve learned,” FEMS medical director Robert Holmantold the Post.

  • The Anacostia River’s tunnel project has collected a combined 3 billion gallons of sewage, a figure that represents about 88 percent of the waste flowing into the river.

  • Six people were killed over the course of three days in the last week, bringing the total number of homicides in D.C. this year to 115. That’s one short of the total number of homicides committed in all of 2017, and we’ve still got over three months left of the year.

THE BULLETIN:

  • Missed connection: “14th St NW. It was around 8:15 a.m. this morning (Monday) and you caught my eye as we passed each other going in opposite directions–apparently I caught your eye, too, since I looked back and saw you had turned around to look at me. I regret being in a hurry but would love to connect.”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • City Papers got a new Loose Lips reporter. [WCP]

  • Opinion: Metro should couple its aggressive privatization with even more aggressive oversight. [Post]

  • Virginia prisons will ban visitors from wearing tampons and menstrual cups. [Post]

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen says he’s “outraged at failures” in accounting for all the Arthur Capper residents impacted by the fire. [Twitter]

  • Protestors shouted Ted Cruz out of a restaurant in D.C. Monday evening, heckling him about his relationship with accused perpetrator of sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh. [Daily Beast]

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

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  • You have to make your own salad after shopping at Sweetgreen’s new market. [Washingtonian]

  • Keeping track of where Jewish delis are popping up, including in D.C. [Post]

  • How one former customer reaped rewards at Taylor Gourmet. [DCist]

  • A collection of dishes to splurge on either financially or calorically. [DC Refined]

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

  • Peep photos of the Glenstone’s new expansion. [DCist]

  • Listen to the ambient synthesizer music inspired by art and performed by a robot. [Washingtonian]

  • Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first black woman to be a White House reporter, gets her own statue at the Newseum. [AFRO]

  • Resource Library is like the museum gift shop of your dreams. [WCP]

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

  • The D.C. Council weighed changes to eviction proceedings in the city during an hours-long hearing on Monday. [Twitter]

  • Dahlgreen Courts and DCRA are the focus of a new report published Monday morning by the Office of the D.C. Auditor. [WCP]

  • A 74-year-old man was found alive in Arthur Capper this morning. [WCP]

  • How to farm, using your rooftop and a little ingenuity. [WUSA9]

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

  • Anyone over 6-feet tall can empathize with Dwight Howard’s latest injury. The Wizards center, who is 6-foot-11, injured his back and will be limited for the first few days of practice. The culprit? Traveling on airplanes. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Jamal Speaks, a homeless high school football player whose story went viral, is back on the Ballou team. [The Grio]

  • The Capitals have signed 18-year-old Alexander Alexeyev, the 31st overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft,to a three-year entry-level contract. He’s already bonded with the other Alex on the team. [NHL.com]

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

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