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Expect an extraordinarily muggy Tuesday, with humidity levels reaching 89 percent at some points today.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • After DC Water finished construction on a water tower on the St. Elizabeths campus—its first in over 70 years—it is warning some Ward 8 residents to filter their tap water, informing them that the increased pressure could knock lead particles loose from pipes. “Any water quality issues, including lead contamination, should clear up within a matter of months,” DCist reports. Comforting.

  • Metropolitan Police Department officers have identified persons of interest in the murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson, and have executed search warrants connected to the case, sources tell Fox5. MPD reportedly searched seven apartments in Southeast D.C. last week, and while police took some people into custody and questioned them, the department did not make any arrests.

  • Fatigued yet by all of the Amazon HQ2 chatter? Buckle up, because the party is just getting started: The New York Times (not-so-reassuringly) confirms that many city officials don’t even know what incentives they’re offering the tech and retail behemoth to set up shop in their towns. There’s speculation that the company will reveal a shorter short list of contenders this month—but not before it shakes cities down one more time for better offers.  

THE BULLETIN:

  • Data point: University of Maryland won a $3 million grant to start a center for investigative journalism. [Twitter]

  • Missed connection: “Woman in red car who put $20 in my daypack at Kingman Island Entrance 8/5. Very kind of you—thanks again! Would like to do you a good deed or gift, or send you hike/event info.” [craigslist]

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

  • Attorney General Karl Racine announces a lawsuit against national electrical contractor Power Design for allegedly cheating employees out of benefits and wages. [Twitter]

  • WMATA won’t reserve a “special train” for the white nationalists protesting in D.C. this weekend. [WTOP]

  • Some Montgomery County residents, meanwhile, should expect to live “cheek to jowl” next to Purple Line construction for the next four years. [WTOP]

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

  • Dorjee Momo’s permanent Capitol Hill location will have two Airbnbs. [WCP]

  • Begin your morning with a dragon fruit bowl at Doi Moi starting next week. [WCP]

  • Long-tenured Ethiopian restaurant Etete will turn into a cocktail bar. [Washingtonian]

  • But Ethiopian restaurant Chercher could be doubling down? [PoPville]

  • Duffy’s Irish Pub is bringing its stellar wings to H Street NE. [DCist]

  • Mary Cheh hopes a compromise comes out of the hearing over repealing Initiative 77. [DC Line]

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

  • A documentary on Kato Hammond’s essential go-go web magazine, TMOTTGoGo, is in the works. [WTOP]

  • This year’s All Things Go Fall Classic will feature a women in music and business panel discussion. [DC Music Download]

  • At D.C. Jail, Georgetown students and inmates study music. [WAMU]

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

  • The Department of General Services found lead on the outside of a building on the D.C. General campus. [WCP]

  • The DGS director says demolition will largely continue as planned, though there’s no “hard and fast date” the agency has to complete demolition. [Post]

  • An appeal threatens to further delay an already stalled housing project in Southwest D.C. [BisNow]

  • Here’s a candidate for most absurd … whatever this is. [PoPville]

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

  • The Sports Capitol, D.C. subscription-based sports site, has benefitted from an eventful few months of D.C. sports. But soon, they may not be the only site of its kind in the D.C., with heavily-funded The Athletic planning to launch here soon. [The DC Line]

  • Former Washington Spirit Reserves player Annie Wickett, a 25-year-old Frederick, Maryland native who also played at Tuscarora High School and club soccer for the Bethesda Riptide, continues to recover after suffering from a stroke in Romania. [Post]

  • The local NFL team released its first unofficial depth chart on Monday afternoon. One of the bigger surprises was that second-round draft pick and fan-favorite running back Derrius Guice is currently on the fourth string. [Washington Times]

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

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