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

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan offers $500 million in Metro funding—if Mayor MurielBowser, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and the federal government do the same. Meanwhile Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld sheds more light on the system’s funding reality, and also talks about recent repairs.


  • Memorial service for late NBC anchor Jim Vance airs live at 10 a.m. today. [NBC4]

  • Continued protests over the death of Terrence Sterling. [WUSA9]

  • National Zoo sends tiger cub to San Diego after its mother becomes aggressive. [WTOP]

  • Man stabbed to death on MLK Ave. SW last night. [Post]

  • Conservative student group at GW targeted with fake anti-Islam fliers. [FOX5]

  • Pair arrested for throwing notebook and sign over White House fence. [WUSA9]

  • Newly reopened Klingle Valley Trail is already falling apart. [NBC4]

  • Charges against pot advocate, related to his congressional “smoke-in,” dropped. [DCist]

  • Will the Metropolitan Branch Trail extend to Takoma? Maybe. [GGW]


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

  • Metro crime down, bus driver assaults and fare evasion fines up. [NBC4]

  • Watch this Metro bus operator read a newspaper while he drives. [FOX5]

  • New data on Metro service improvements. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: Remembering the heroism of D.C. Air National Guard on 9-11. [WUSA9]

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

  • Meet Drew Watt, the National Gallery of Art’s mountmaker. [Post]

  • Listen to a new tune, “Grow Pt. II (For PJ Harvey),” from Light Beams’ debut record. [Post-Trash]

  • Listen to new tunes from Jim Bennett, Bottled Up, Lightshow, and more. [WCP]

  • How Studio Theatre production manager Josh Escajeda navigates the massive backstage puzzle of the storied theater house. [Post]

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

  • Succotash from celebrity chef Edward Lee is now open in Penn Quarter. [WCP]

  • Cork Wine Bar is moving across the street in October. [Washingtonian]

  • Downtown deli honors 40-year employee, “Granny.” [NBC4]

  • A local sommelier tries blue wine. It’s not great. [Post]

  • The best fast-casual orders at Bethesda-area restaurants. [Bethesda Mag]

  • Have you tried cake in a jar? [NoVa Mag]

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

  • Developer for Georgetown’s West Heating Plant is optimistic about plans. [WBJ]

  • Mega-developer JBG Smith aims to rebrand part of Crystal City as “North District.” [WBJ]

  • Considering where Amazon could build  second headquarters in the D.C. area. [GGW]

  • Montgomery County makes significant investments to hold slumlords accountable. [Post]

  • Condo in Brightwood measuring less than 1,000 square feet priced at $375,000. [Post]

  • New rules for inclusionary zoning in D.C. mean more income requirements. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development gets accolade. [Curbed DC]

  • Luxury two-bedroom condo unit in Logan Circle lists for almost $4 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Petworth sees its most expensive single-family home sale in three years. [Curbed DC]

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