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D.C. has more police officers per 10,000 residents than any other city in the United States. But crime and over-policing, whether in the case ofTerrence Sterling or the six young men handcuffed for selling water on the National Mall, continue to be major issues. According to activists, it’s less of a numbers game and more a matter of training officers appropriately.


  • Metro stops work on 7000-series cars after one mechanic was electrically shocked. [WUSA9]

  • Another swastika found on Georgetown’s campus, this time in a women’s bathroom. [WJLA]

  • New legislation could protect District seniors from financial scams. [NBC4]

  • You can now listen to DC Radio, 96.3 HD4, on your high-def radio or online. [DCist]

  • D.C. Department of General Services will replace astroturf fields after they failed a hardness test. [DCist]

  • GW freshman can’t run a baking business out of her dorm’s kitchen. [Post]

  • Health department wants dogs off restaurant patios. [WUSA9]

  • Two dead, including one minor, after a shooting and stabbing in Northeast last night. [Fox5]

  • Second client accuses Tenleytown massage therapist of sexual assault. [WTOP]

  • Woman killed in Southeast crash on Saturday was a Lyft passenger at the time. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • “Super regional” business group sounds warning bells over lagging economy. [Post]

  • Explainer: The future of Metro funding. [WAMU]

  • Veterans Affairs hospital director is fired—again. [Fox5]

  • Homeless services reform bill stalls in D.C. Council. [WAMU]

  • Ward 1 field of candidates grows by two. [DCist]

  • Truancy rates are up in D.C. schools and charters. [WAMU]

  • Hispanic segregation, analyzed. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Check It crew is now Check It Enterprises. [WUSA9]

  • Erdogan says Trump apologized for Turkish Embassy brawl. [DCist]

  • White House denies it. [CNN]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • How Arena Stage built the artificial flora for its latest production, Native Gardens. [Post]

  • President Lincoln’s Cottage in Petworth is also an unexpected comedy venue. [DCist]

  • Union Stage, opening soon at The Wharf, will present shows at The Miracle Theatre beginning Oct. 5. [DC Music Download]

  • The National Portrait Gallery’s American Presidents exhibit reopens, offering an honest look at the strengths and weaknesses of American leaders. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Introducing our new happy hour feature, Top of the Hour. First up: Bar Charley. [WCP]

  • Black employees at BLT Prime accuse staff at Trump International Hotel of racial discrimination. [Post]

  • From Muleboneto Mediterranean, look inside Andy Shallal’s new restaurant. [Eater]

  • Check out the dining room at Bresca, opening tomorrow. [Washingtonian]

  • Surprising: Mirabelle only earns two and a half stars from Tom Sietsema. [Post]

  • Ballston is getting a Silver Diner. [WBJ]

  • How does Target’s $5 wine compare to Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck. [Thrillist]

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

  • Unit in Pleasant Plains’ historic Helicopter Factory sells for record $2.3 million. [WBJ]

  • On the legacy of soon-to-depart D.C. Water leader George Hawkins. [Washingtonian]

  • Latest census numbers show D.C. is getting wealthier, whiter, and younger. [UrbanTurf]

  • Wardman Park Marriott in Woodley Park offers “amnesty” for taken goods. [WBJ]

  • Airbnb gets into the restaurant industry through a new partnership with Resy. [Bisnow]

  • Is a joint regional bid by the DMV in the works for a new Amazon headquarters? [GGW]

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