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Because Attorney GeneralKarl Racinedecided to not appeal the decision in Wrenn v. District of Columbia, D.C. no longer needs a “good reason” to issue concealed carry pistol licenses. It’s been a boon to local instructors who want to teach the potential licensees how to properly handle their weapons. Leon Spears, one of D.C.’s certified trainers, even opened his office on the Sunday of a holiday weekend for a session. In addition to Spears’ safety course, those interested in packing heat will have to undergo a criminal background check and participate in two hours of range training.


  • Nats fall to the Cubs, Chicago leads the best-of-five series two games to one. [WJLA]

  • But the team still has confidence in Game 4 starter Tanner Roark. [Post]

  • How many architecture firms does it take to build a new waterfront development? At the Wharf, the magic number is 22. [Washingtonian]

  • Singer shot to death after performing at Anacostia’s Uniontown Bar and Grill. [NBC4]

  • Pedestrian killed on H Street NE maintained the “Michael Jackson Porch” on 8th Street NE. [Post]

  • Capitol Riverfront named one of America’s 10 Coolest Neighborhoods. [WTOP]

  • Activists discuss the consequences of decriminalizing sex work on Kojo. [WAMU]

  • Christian women protest feminism on the National Mall. [Post]


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

  • Deb Simmons sees socialist tendencies as Grosso moves to legalize sex work. [Times]

  • DCPS sends $2.6 million to schools via “Excellence through Equity” program. [WUSA9]

  • At Union Station, Italian ambassador debates a Columbus Day name change. [WUSA9]

  • Search for D.C.’s highest earners in a new database. [WBJ]

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

  • Listen to new music from Big Hushand Keeper in our latest Scene Report. [WCP]

  • The Anthem hosted a soft opening on Sunday with sets from local groups Bat Fangs, The Messthetics, and Danger Painters. [DC Music Download]

  • Q-Tip, the Kennedy Center’s artistic director for hip-hop culture, discusses his work. [WAMU]

  • Listen to the “Mimosa Version” of Br’ers new single, “Brunch Is For Assholes.” [BYT]

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)

  • Bowser and nonprofit groups launch fund to find more housing for the homeless. [WCP]

  • Sorry, Tysons Corner boosters: It won’t be the site of Amazon’s new HQ. [Post]

  • Renters’ rights bloom in D.C. thanks to laws that favor tenants. [The Nation]

  • Wilkes Co. head Berkeley Shervin discusses Mount Vernon Triangle changes. [Bisnow]

  • Check out three major developments slated for MVT. [Bisnow]

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