We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

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

Mayor Muriel Bowser released a 168-page plan for health care that substantiates, with data, the already-known fact that care is not evenly distributed across D.C.’s rich and poor neighborhoods. The Post calls the report “broad in scope and short on specific recommendations.”


  • Authorities arrest man for allegedly vandalizing Lincoln Memorial with penny. [Post]

  • Breathe a sigh of relief, Nats fans: Bryce Harper’s condition improves after injury. [Post]

  • And they’re off: Dockless bikeshare companies are vying for riders in D.C. [Post]

  • To fight opioids, D.C. officials are starting to consider supervised injection sites. [FOX5]

  • Black Lives Matter video slams use of force by D.C. police in recent years. [WUSA9]

  • Memorial at Northwest synagogue raises awareness about gun violence. [WTOP]

  • D.C. man sings Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” to his baby girl. [WUSA9]

  • Turkish president says Trump apologized for summer incident in Sheridan Circle. [PBS]

  • In West Virginia, police arrest suspect in July killing near Georgetown waterfront. [Post]

  • Data shows where most resident calls complaining about rats are originating. [WUSA9]


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

  • Racine announces investigation of opioid manufacturers. [Times]

  • Councilmember Mary Cheh wants answers on high-speed traffic cameras. [Post]

  • Jack Evans wants Confederate Albert Pike statue gone. [WAMU]

  • And David Grosso wants to increase access to medical weed. [Forbes]

  • Parents concerned about long-term effects of children’s exposure to “crumb rubber.” [ABC7]

  • As more than a dozen athletic fields fail safety tests. [WUSA9]

  • Two Cities: new restaurants for some, food insecurity for others. [Post]

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

  • Pageninetynine talk about their upcoming reunion tour. [Dust Up]

  • Read a preview of the DC Chinese Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend. [DCist]

  • The National Museum of Women in the Art will stage a photo of female and female-identifying artists in the D.C. area for a historic snapshot. [East City Art]

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

  • The chef of BLT Prime in Trump’s D.C. hotel tells all. [Eater]

  • Logan Circle is getting an offshoot of Oakland’s Blue Bottle Coffee. [WBJ]

  • Where to wear sweaters, hold hands, and pick apples this fall. [DC Refined]

  • The best distilleries to visit this fall, according to Catoctin Creek. [WTOP]

  • Ever wonder what Anthony Bourdain eats on planes? [Food & Wine]

  • A straightforward bar to drown your sorrows to open near the White House. [WCP]

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

  • How the $2.5 billion Wharf development will change D.C.’s landscape. [NYT]

  • Developer and D.C. officials reveal new designs for 11th Street Bridge Park. [UrbanTurf]

  • Previously contested mixed-use development in Hill East will move forward. [UrbanTurf]

  • The kinds of homes a little under $2 million can buy in the D.C. area. [UrbanTurf]

  • Smithsonian wants to build a $50 million parking garage for the National Zoo. [WBJ]

  • Inside the new West End condos above the recently opened Nobu restaurant. [WBJ]

  • Prince George’s County pitches four sites for new Amazon headquarters. [WBJ]

  • A majority of WBJ readers are bullish on the Amazon prospects for the region. [WBJ]

  • More than 1 million square feet of new office space is slated for D.C. by 2018. [WBJ]

  • High-end retailer in luxury Shaw building will close. [DCist]

  • CityCenterDC gets new fall decorations. [Curbed DC]

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here