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  • A report published Tuesday by the Office of the D.C. Auditor indicates that the bulk of D.C. public school administrators are burned out and fed up. Two-thirds of principals in D.C. say they’re prepared to leave their job within the next five years according to the report, which surveyed 47 of the city’s 108 public schools. They cite extreme stress, limited funding, and job insecurity at their biggest stressors.  

  • The summer of Ted Leonsis continues. For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Mystics are going to the WNBA Finals, beating the Atlanta Dream in Game 5 on Tuesday night, 86-81. The game had all the drama and excitement worthy of a decisive matchup. Four players, led by rookie Ariel Atkin’s 20 points, scored in double digits.

  • New ebikes with battery-assisted operating pedals, called Capital Bikeshare Plus, go into service this morning. The 80 new bikes will cost the same as others in the fleet, and allow users to ride up to 18 miles per hour. More information from Bikeshare here.

  • The Postopinion section weighs in on the cashless restaurant debate, urging the city to “let D.C. business go cash-free.” Sure, 37,000 Washingtonians are “unbanked,” but have you considered how many precious seconds counting change takes?


  • Missed connection: “We were standing across from one another in the last car of the Silver Line train to Wiehle-Reston East at around 4:30pm today. You had gorgeous red hair and a mixed black-and-white patterned dress. We traded smiles during the ride, and I regretted not saying anything when I got off the train.” [craigslist]

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

  • Mayor Muriel Bowserhasn’t released a public schedule since May. [WCP]

  • She declared September “African Heritage Month.” [Twitter]

  • DCist asked the entire Council where it stands on building an NFL stadium in the city. Their answers are revealing. [DCist]

  • The D.C. Board of Elections proceeds with a challenge to S. Kathryn Allen’s nascent campaign. [Elissa Silverman]

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

  • D.C.’s next Indian restaurant is glitzy. [WCP]

  • El Caminoto close on Sept. 15. [PoPville]

  • Drinking pumpkin spice lattes in this heat. [Post]

  • Here’s what will replace the failed Rick & Morty pop-up. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Start making reservations: Glenstone opens timed reservations for its much-anticipated expansion opening. [Post]

  • Shocker: The new Jack Ryan series fucks up D.C. geography, kind of. [DCist]

  • Theatre Week kicks off soon, which means there are 26 productions being staged throughout the area (and, best of all, cheap theater tickets!). [DC Theatre Scene]

  • A conversation with the director of the Spy Museum, Christopher Costa. [Post]

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

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Ward 4 homeless shelter is planned this month. [Curbed]

  • The Old Soldiers’ Home accepts a proposal to create more assisted living for seniors. [Twitter]

  • D.C. issues a stop work order on the redevelopment of historic Franklin School after significant damage to the interior. [WBJ]

  • What to do when a neighbor steals your pot? [PoPville]

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

  • The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website, has officially launched in D.C. Last month, Deadspin chronicled how the site was unable to lure Washington Post writers, but The Athletic announced today that longtime local radio host Grant Paulsen, Rhiannon Walker of ESPN’s The Undefeated, and NBC Sports Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir are among the new hires for the vertical. [Twitter]

  • Last week, The Washington Postsent two reporters to cover two games happening in two stadiums just two blocks apart. Both stadiums represent a changing city.

  • The University of Maryland shouldn’t use the death of one of its football players to build school spirit, writes James Crabtree-Hannigan in the school’s student newspaper, The Diamondback.

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

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