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“A Greenlight Hub at East River Park means good paying jobs for Washingtonians, contracts for local small businesses, and easier access to supports for our residents who drive with Uber.”

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will meet with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser today at the company’s “Greenlight Hub,” a Ward 7 complex that serves as a resource facility for current and prospective drivers. The meeting comes just as Bowser signals a desire to increase taxes levied on Uber rides to 3.75 percent. From Washington Business Journal: “Bowser defended the fee increase to The Washington Post last month, saying it brings ride-sharing companies to the same level as taxis, which are taxed at about 50 cents per trip.”


  • After the closure of Backpage, Councilmember David Grosso asks the Metropolitan Police Department to suspend sex work-related arrests. [PoPville]

  • Nobody has used D.C.’s assisted suicide law since the measure passed one year ago. [Post]

  • How a black reporter covered D.C. in 1968. [CityLab]

  • Using the metro gets at least a little easier next year: WMATA will roll out mobile payment options in 2019. [Post]

  • The government will stop giving immigrant detainees legal advice while they’re in custody. [Post]

  • Nun to armed carjacker: “May God bless you.” [Fox5]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Poll finds schools and housing are among top concerns of D.C. Democrats. [WCP]

  • New test data shows D.C. students haven’t improved all that much since 2015. [Post]

  • Does a new co-working space for women only run afoul of D.C.s equality laws? [WAMU]

  • Are robots about to take over D.C. with permission from the Council? A thread. [Twitter]

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

  • The Kennedy Center announces its 2018/2019 theater season, which includes Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly!, and Aladdin. [Post]

  • Playwright Brittany Alyse Willis discusses how riding the Metro inspired a new play, Use All Available Doors. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Meet D.C.’s only middle school step team. [WAMU]

  • Listen to the debut single from new D.C. band Yesferatu. [BYT]

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

  • Where to try a burger-taco hybrid. [WCP]

  • Seats will be harder to snag at Maydan after this major accolade from Food & Wine. [WBJ]

  • Cookie Monster drops by the Post, offers words of wisdom. [Post]

  • Chef José Andrés wants to do more business in Dallas.[Eater]

  • Don’t be the person who embarrassed the group at a winery. [DC Refined]

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

  • The D.C. Council approves measure exempting single-family homes from tenant law. [UrbanTurf]

  • Navy Yard residents are sick of those post-game leaf blowers. [PoPville]

  • A look at the expansion of The Yards. [Curbed]

  • Poverty is moving to the suburbs. [Post]


  • ANC 1A meets at 7:00 p.m. 3103 13th St. NW.

  • ANC 2B also meets at 7:00 p.m. today. 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

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