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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has represented D.C. on Capitol Hill for more than two decades. On the first episode of Washington City Podcast, Norton reflects on the ups and downs of life as an elected official, from how reactions to the current administration have impacted her work (she receives a lot more mail from constituents) to what’s currently exciting her about life in D.C. (The Wharf, which she helped secure the land for). Listen to episode one online or wherever you get your podcasts.


  • Texas man arrested outside the White House after vowing to “kill all white police.” [WTOP]

  • Today in United Medical Center news: More former employees criticize the firm currently operating the hospital. [Post]

  • Former DCist editors reflect on the website’s demise with Kojo Nnamdi. [WAMU]

  • Metro wraps old rail cars in vinyl to make them look like newer 7000-series cars. [Post]

  • After this weekend’s church attack, local houses of worship prepare safety plans. [WJLA, NBC4]

  • Father reunites with son after his car was stolen with the one-year-old baby inside. [NBC4]

  • More mumps cases reported, this time at Georgetown and Catholic University. [Post]

  • D.C. woman sues Wagtime LLC after her dog died at its boarding facility. [WUSA9]

  • Nats pitchers Scherzer and Strasburg are finalists for the National League Cy Young Award. [MASN]


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

  • Transit partnerships with ride-share companies could boost Metro ridership. [WAMU]

  • Council debates $82 million TIF today regarding parking, transit at Union Market. [GGW]

  • Mendelson, Gray, propose limits on opioid prescriptions and increased access to preventative treatment. [NBC4]

  • A look back at United Medical Center and plans for the path forward. [WBJ]

  • Hand It To Handly: Jim Handly will do your job for you. [NBC4]

  • Meet your D.C. Teacher of the Year. [NBC4]

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

  • Projection artist Robin Bellprotests President Trump in Japan. [Post]

  • Five shows to see this week, including Raygunomics, Backyard Band, and Rare Essence. [DC Music Download]

  • New National Symphony Orchestra music director Gianandrea Noseda discusses his new life in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Costume from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton added to the Smithsonian. [WJLA]

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

  • More predictions on where Trump will eat well-done steak. [Post]

  • Maryland winery introduces canned wines to the D.C. market. [Washingtonian]

  • Fuddruckers closes up shop in Chinatown. [Eater]

  • The Obama’s White House pastry chef still makes dessert, now with less sugar. [WTOP]

  • Bethesda restaurant Community suddenly becomes One Scotch, One Burger, One Beer. [Bethesda Mag]

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

  • Four labor groups are concerned about the second phase of the Wharf. [WAMU]

  • The developers of Capitol Crossing will go big on sustainability. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.-area developers aren’t especially optimistic about getting Amazon HQ2. [Bisnow]

  • D.C.’s greenest office building looks for tenants in Dupont Circle. [WBJ]

  • Petra Development plans to renovate five Capitol Hill townhomes next year. [Curbed DC]

  • Editorial: Residents, including GW students, should care about homelessness. [Hatchet]

  • Southwest townhome with barrel-shaped roof goes on market for $585K. [Curbed DC]

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