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Everybody’s got an idea for how to improve Metro. In a new report commissioned by outgoing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood suggests that the transit system needs dedicated funding from from the federal government, as well as all three jurisdictions it serves, not just D.C., to the tune of $500 million. Among the ideas for how to raise this money: increasing base bus fare from $2 to $2.10. LaHood’s plan also replaces Metro’s current board with a so-called reform board that could be tasked with deciding whether to change the way workers contribute to their pensions or reducing bus service.


  • D.C. Nurses Association accuses Bowser of not supporting United Medical Center nurses’ contract. [WBJ]

  • Carbon monoxide leak in U Street building sends eight to the hospital. [WTOP]

  • Mayor Bowser will lead a “rat walk” this afternoon to promote rodent control. [WJLA]

  • Review Board: 11-year-old cyclist crashed, was not hit by police cruiser over the summer. [Fox5, Post]

  • D.C. man who slammed into two police cars in Fairfax faces a slew of charges. [WJLA]

  • DDOT reacts to report that it issued handicap parking spots to dead people. [Fox5]

  • Hoyas win first game under head coach Patrick Ewing. [Post]

  • This weekend’s cold snap was record-breaking. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Elissa Silverman and Anita Bonds face challengers from east of the river. [Post]

  • Community center pilot program extends primary care to Medicaid patients. [WAMU]

  • WUSA9 goes off air during its morning show due to burst waterpipe. [WUSA9]

  • Dockless bikes create a nuisance when they’re not secured parked properly. [Fox5]

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

  • The Museum of the Bible expects massive crowds when it opens Nov. 17. [Post]

  • Abu Rahss, the D.C. rapper responsible for the banger “Trap Out the Starbucks,” has a new music video… for a song called “ISIS.” [DCistNOW]

  • A large collection of Nazi art is stored at a Virginia military base. How did it get there? [Washingtonian]

  • Check out photos from the first Think Local First Awards. [BYT]

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

  • Meet the major players in Asian-American cuisine’s meteoric rise. [NYT]

  • Cooking next week? Thanksgiving FAQs, answered. [Post]

  • El Tamarindo celebrates National Pupusa Day and supports Puerto Rico relief efforts at the same time. [WUSA9]

  • Start sipping: 5th annual D.C. Cocktail Week launches today. [DC Refined]

  • Panera Bread is buyingAu Bon Pain. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • More than 200 veterans need long-term private rental housing in the District. [WUSA9]

  • D.C. Housing Authority advances demolition plans for Barry Farm complex. [Curbed DC]

  • Op-ed: D.C.’s affordable housing woes are a matter of supply and demand. [Blade]

  • Blue bungalow in Takoma Park goes on the market for almost $800,000. [Curbed DC]

  • Both home prices and supply rose in D.C. last month. [UrbanTurf]

  • Cast your vote to name a new park in NoMa. [Curbed DC]

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