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The amount of lead in D.C. tap water is the lowest it’s ever been, but the water of many of the District’s poorer residents still comes into private homes through lead pipes. A new bill introduced by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and co-introduced by eight other legislators would offer subsidies of up to $800 to those making less than 50 percent of the area median income and subsidies of up to $480 for residents making between 50 and 80 percent of AMI. The legislation also requires landlords to inform tenants whether a property contains any known lead pipes.


  • Who’s going to pay for family leave? The D.C. Council is trying to decide. [WAMU]

  • Police officers are searching for an escaped prisoner last seen in Park View. [WUSA9]

  • D.C. Nurses Association votes “no confidence” in United Medical Center leadership. [WBJ]

  • DDOT moves forward with Benning Road streetcar extension. [WBJ]

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce bill that will remove confederate statue from Judiciary Square. [DCist]

  • Postal Service worker who distributed marijuana through D.C. via letter carriers sentenced to 8 years in prison. [WTOP]

  • X2 Metrobus operator threatened by passenger with knife. [WTOP]

  • The woman who threw urine at a Metrobus operator tested positive for PCP. [NBC4]

  • Faith leaders gather at National Cathedral to demand gun safety legislation. [WTOP]

  • Video of D.C. police officer’s invasive search of a local man released. [Fox5]

  • Nats manager Dusty Baker wants a contract extension and a World Series ring. [Post]

  • Here are some D.C. institutions tech billionaires should buy and fix. [Washingtonian]


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

  • Racine weighs a request for Supreme Court review of concealed carry law. [Post]

  • As high court reviews lower court ruling on probable cause to arrest house partiers. [WAMU]

  • And Sherwood breaks down cases involving discrimination, gerrymandering, privacy and public union dues. [NBC4]

  • It’s National Coffee With A Cop Day! [Times]

  • Officials show off “Ready Room” that plans for mass casualty incidents. [WJLA]

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

  • The All Things Go Fall Classic, Humble Fire, Adams Morgan Porch Fest, and more shows you should check out this week. [DC Music Download]

  • Dischord Records’ Ian MacKayeand Teen-Beat Records’ Mark Robinson talk about the history of D.C.’s music scenes. [The Future of What]

  • The Kennedy Center launches its first season of hip-hop programming. [DCist]

  • The history of D.C. insiders appearing on Saturday Night Live. [Washingtonian]

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

  • D.C. is one step closer to allowing dogs on bar and restaurant patios. [Washingtonian]

  • New Satellite Roommenu will focus on pizza, wings, and shakes. [PoPville]

  • Couple launches fundraiser to save Chevy Chase’s American City Diner. [UrbanTurf]

  • Introducing the gummy bear “cleanse.” [Post]

  • If mixing drinks and virtual reality games sounds like a good time, go to Shaw. [Eater]

  • Microbes are so hot right now. [NPR]

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

  • Zoning Commission doesn’t approve upzoning required for Southeast shopping center project. [UrbanTurf]

  • How the D.C. region can deal with its public housing shortage. [GGW]

  • One of D.C.’s oldest homes, the “Honeymoon House” sells for $2.4 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Price of luxury Georgetown home drops again, now costs $8 million. [Curbed DC]

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