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It’s the last day of August, but not the last of this insufferable heat. Call 202-399-7093 if you see someone in need of assistance.  

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The District Department of Transportation is extending its pilot dockless bike and electric scooter program through December, but likely introducing some key tweaks. Expect more bike racks and poles installed across the city to secure them, as well as different operation fees––and hopefully, an extended fleet.

  • And speaking of transportation: Allstate’s nationwide survey of the best drivers in the country ranks D.C. 198 out of 200 cities studied based on data “such as damage claims and so-called hard-braking events.” That means drivers in the District tend to slam on their brakes, and frequently––behavior that Allstate considers “aggressive” or “distracted.”

  • President Donald Trumpis seeking in 2019 to freeze pay for federal employees, a decision that would affect about 2 million workers. Members of both political parties issued swift condemnation of the effort this week.

  • ICYMI: In this week’s edition of City Paper, read about D.C’s steep maternal mortality rate, a group of Deanwood residents who have perfected the art of documenting dying mice, and the restaurants trying to stay in Yelpers’ good graces.

THE BULLETIN:

  • Labor Day planning: Are you waking up to the realization that you’ve made no plans for the long weekend? Let us remind you: It’s not too late to plot a day trip.

  • Commute planning: To achieve the above, consider your travel route.

  • Missed connection: Missed connections will return next week, as very few connections were missed yesterday.

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

  • One of these signatures does not belong. [Twitter]

  • A Maryland man was arrested for using racial slurs against a Hispanic D.C. crossing guard. [WTOP]

  • At-Large Councilmember David Grosso issues a harsh condemnation of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s desire to build a football stadium in D.C. for its local NFL team. [DC Council]

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

  • Valor Brewpub coming to Barracks Row is focused on hiring veterans. [WCP]

  • Where to eat crabs by the water this Labor Day weekend. [Post]

  • Try your first Maryland-made beer from Guinness. [WBJ]

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

  • In which Beto O’Rourke stans hard for Dischord Records and the D.C. punk scene. [Rolling Stone]

  • Stephen Sondheim‘s score shines in Signature Theatre’s Passion. [WCP]

  • Could the Fort Dupont concert series get back to its glory days? [The DC Line]

  • Be sure to check out Syria Fest this weekend. [DCist]

  • One art critic ponders: Is the Glenstone elitist? [Post]

  • Tenleytown might be getting a new mural celebrating Rock Creek Park. [The DC Line]

  • Film review: Nico, 1988 is a meandering biopic of a reclusive rock star. [WCP]

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

  • Advocates for the homeless will protest at the Wilson building today, asking Bowser to stop demolition on the D.C. General campus. [Curbed]

  • The American Civil Liberties Union of D.C. files a lawsuit against the DC Housing Authority. [Twitter]

  • D.C. will start towing cars parked in Dupont ride-hailing zones. [WTOP]

  • More on the interior damage in Franklin School. [Post]

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

  • Is D.C. the future capital of squash? [WCP]

  • Robert Griffin III didn’t get to play his old team as he watched on the sidelines in the Ravens’ 30-20 victory over the ‘Skins in the final week of preseason. [AP]

  • Hyattsville native Frances Tiafoe’s run at the U.S. Open came to an end in the second round. [USOpen.org]

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

OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANNING

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