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The U.S. Green Building Council has named the District the first-ever LEED Platinum City in recognition of its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through design and other means. Per capita, the District has more certified sustainable projects than does any U.S. state.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • How do you break-up a high school fight? MPD officers choose pepper spray. [Post]

  • Following urine attack, some X2 Metrobus drivers are refusing to work. [WUSA9]

  • Police look for group that stole an ATM from the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE overnight. [WJLA]

  • At day care center where two-year-old drowned, investigators say children were left unattended. [Post]

  • DDOT considers dockless bikeshare options, seeks opinions of riders. [WTOP]

  • First responders help deliver premature twins in apartment’s parking lot. [WJLA]

  • National Airport staff and passengers search for child’s missing stuffed animal. [WUSA9]

  • National Zoo welcomes first pair of amazingly named screaming hairy armadillos. [DCist]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Vince Gray should stay put on on the D.C. Council, says Mark Lee. [Blade]

  • Self-rule PAC has Chaffetz successor in its sights. [DCist]

  • Deb Simmons sees post-Harvey opportunities for job seekers. [Times]

  • As legalized marijuana market attracts entrepreneurs. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: Underground weed industry gets in the way of legalization. [WCP]

  • First Take: Regional, not local, sales tax could be key to fixing Metro. [D.C. Policy Center]

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

  • Chaz French discusses his new major label debut, True Colors. [Post]

  • Dove Lady discuss their full-length debut, One, how D.C. inspires them, and the time on tour when drummer A.J. Thawley dislocated both of his shoulders at the same time. [DC Music Download]

  • Scene Report: New music from Iron Cages, Witchtrial, Rashōmon, and more. [WCP]

  • The National Book Festival returns this weekend. [WAMU]

  • A complete guide to D.C.’s 2017/2018 theater season. [Post]

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

  • Red Apron Burger Bar closes after nine months in Dupont Circle. [Post]

  • Fast-casual restaurants that manage to commit to local or organic sourcing. [Edible]

  • Where to find Labor Day brunch in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • The best tacos in D.C., according to a Californian. [DC Refined]

  • Sospeso will offer childcare on Wednesday mornings for $25. [Frozen Tropics]

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

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library closure creates homeless displacement. [WCP]

  • Southeast mother and children living in subsidized affordable housing face mold. [WJLA]

  • Man chains himself to his home off H Street NE to protest city plans to fix alleyway. [NBC4]

  • D.C. renters are leaving for Baltimore and other U.S. cities because of high rents. [Post]

  • More Metro delays: Potomac Yard stop in Alexandria not to open until 2012 now. [Post]

  • Howard University reveals $36 million renovation of 327-unit residential tower. [Bisnow]

  • Experts discuss possibilities for RFK Memorial Stadium’s future redevelopment. [WAMU]

  • Op-ed: Rewriting D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan is necessary for inclusive growth. [GGW]

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