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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

When reporting on the opioid crisis, the national media frequently describes the typical addict as a young white person from rural West Virginia or New Hampshire. In D.C., the crisis that began in the 1960s continues and it affects the same people it did back then: The young black men who got addicted to heroin in the ’60s and ’70s are older but continue to shoot up regularly. Since returning from its summer recess, the D.C. Council has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at helping opioid addicts, but for the men using the drug, now cut with synthetic opioids and stronger than ever, time is of the essence.


  • The Nats defeat the Cubs 5-0, forcing a decisive Game Five tonight at Nats Park. [Post]

  • To take the last Metro home, fans might have to leave before the game ends. [WAMU]

  • Between baseball, the Foo Fighters concert, and The Wharf’s grand opening, traffic on the waterfront will be terrible tonight. [WTOP]

  • How does D.C. plan to enforce safety at The Wharf? [Post]

  • Street Sense launches app that allows customers to buy a paper without cash. [DCist]

  • One-month-old pitbull puppy stolen at gunpoint near Suitland Parkway. [Fox5]

  • New interactive graphs help you decide when Uber is faster than Metro. [DCist]

  • Wizards, Capitals stop staying in Trump hotels while traveling to games. [Post]

  • Deputy Mayor for Public Safety says overall crime is down 9 percent in D.C. [WAMU]


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

  • Lawmakers look for ways toughen D.C. gun laws. [Times]

  • D.C. fails to revoke licenses of teachers who have committed sex crimes. [NBC4]

  • School choice jurisdictions, ranked. [Times]

  • Does gentrification lead to displacement? [WUSA9]

  • Transit is a major issue as The Wharf opens. [WAMU]

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

  • Philip Kennicottpicks the best spots in local museums to sit down enjoy the art. [Post]

  • Get a sneak peek of D.C.’s newest music venue, The Anthem, in these photos. [DCist]

  • Local publications are still debating the Foo Fighters’ controversial photo waiver. [Washingtonian]

  • The Multiflora Music Fest brings sounds from around the world to D.C. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Food editor Laura Hayes is on vacation. Young & Hungry links will resume on Oct. 17.

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

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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