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Business owners, elected officials, and representatives from the City Administrator’s office gathered at the John A. Wilson Building yesterday to further debate how to implement D.C.’s paid family leave law, which was approved by the D.C. Council in February. City Administrator Rashad Young told councilmembers that implementing paid leave in its current state would require the creation of a new office within the Department of Employment Services, which would cost between $9 and $11.5 million annually. The District plans to pay for the program by implementing a 0.62 percent payroll tax on employers but Council chairman Phil Mendelson and the Chamber of Commerce favor an alternative plan that would require employers to pay 0.15 percent of their employee’s wages.


  • Lasers treatment successfully removes black grime from Jefferson Memorial. [WTOP]

  • Rally to support Puerto Rico outside the Capitol this afternoon. [DCist]

  • American University grad student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. [WTOP]

  • Man found shot to death near Burrville Elementary School in Northeast. [WUSA9]

  • FOIA reveals more information about the hardness of D.C.’s artificial turf fields. [Fox5]

  • Police chase suspects down Beach Drive NW during Tuesday afternoon rush. [NBC4]

  • D.C. is missing its signature October chill. [Post]

  • Why won’t Stephen Strasburg pitch for the Nats tonight? “I think it’s mold,” says manager Dusty Baker. [Post]

  • Equally important: Who has the best butt on the Nationals? [Washingtonian]


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

  • Judge rules DreamHost can redact names of Trump protest website users. [Post]

  • D.C. gun law still restricts where you can carryor does it? [Times]

  • All the ways you can get to The Wharf. [DCist]

  • Another dockless bikeshare program, another color scheme. [DCist]  

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

  • Five shows to see in D.C. this week. [DC Music Download]

  • Artist keeps go-go alive with a new interactive mural in Anacostia. [WUSA9]

  • Treva Lindsey’s new book explores the lives of black women in D.C. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Walking Dead memorabilia donated to the National Museum of American History. [WJLA]

  • Check out photos from last weekend’s All Things Go Fall Classic. [BYT]

  • Reminder: Attend our concert with Keeper and Poppy Patica at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center this Friday. [WCP]

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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