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Keith Forney is one of D.C.’s go-to construction contractors for public projects. He may be best known, however, as a co-founder of Stadium Club, the notorious strip club that has been marred by legal troubles for years. In U.S. v. Keith Forney, a grand jury has charged that Forney filed business deductions related to his company to pay personal credit card bills, home renovations for an employee, his child’s university expenses, contributions to political candidates, and reimbursement to individuals he directed to contribute to political candidates.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Green Line service suspended between Branch Ave. and Naylor Road. Good luck getting anywhere! [NBC4]

  • Activists hope a new school year brings less violence, more community involvement. [WTOP, ABC7]

  • Fans and friends remember comedian Dick Gregory, who died Saturday. [WUSA9]

  • Another panda cub could be on the way, or it could be a false alarm. Stay tuned. [Post]

  • Hold your nose: One corpse flower is blooming and two more will soon. [WTOP]

  • Park Police investigate Sunday stabbing in Franklin Park. [Post]

  • Neighbors celebrate the end of part one of Beach Drive construction project. [NBC4]

  • D.C. has some seriously messed up street signs. [WTOP]

  • Without scoring a goal, D.C. United wins its first game in two months. [Post]

  • Police say a fight at a computer led to a stabbing at Shaw Library. [ABC7, WTOP]

  • Mayor Bowser, journalists, musicians say goodbye to Cool “Disco” Dan. [Washingtonian]

  • A roundup of D.C.’s most bougie blocks. [WTOP]

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

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

  • It’s back-to-school day in D.C. [Post]

  • Shocker Alert: Duke Ellington School renovation comes in over-budget. [DCist]

  • This nonprofit is focused on helping D.C. schools students graduate. [Post]

  • ICYMI: D.C. Public Schools outperformed charters on PARCC test. [the74million.org]

  • Community leaders hope the school year will disrupt violence. [ABC7]

  • Perspective: Allowing students to cheat on online tests is no way to bring success. [Post]

  • Jaffe Report: Will education be a signature issue for Muriel Bowser? [NBC4]

  • Opioid overdoses are increasing. Is the District doing enough? [Post]

  • Michael “Piece of the Piece” Brown is home from prison and teaching ethics. [Post]

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

  • Watch the music video for Loi Lois new single “Responsibilidades.” [BYT]

  • Listen to GoldLink’s go-go remix of his song “Crew,” featuring Backyard Band and New Impressionz. [DC Music Download]

  • Poet Susan Meehan recounts D.C.’s most tumultuous years through poetry. [WAMU]

  • National Harbor gets a giant snow globe of a concert venue. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Are these political cartoon coasters at Off The Record too timely? [WCP]

  • Look out for more cheap drinks if Trump fires someone new. [Washingtonian]

  • Best bets for D.C. Beer Week. [Post]

  • A unique pick for brunch next weekend. [Edible DC]

  • Low-waste cocktails that utilize “trash” are trending. [Eater]

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

  • D.C. inclusionary zoning program is finally helping to produce affordable homes. [WCP]

  • H Street Main Street group studies potential redevelopment of Hechinger Mall. [Bisnow]

  • SMYAL: A small but notable D.C. nonprofit that houses LGBTQ youth homeless. [Post]

  • District planning officials ponder second phase of Southwest Wharf project. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. considers reforms to city rent-control laws, including various loopholes. [UrbanTurf]

  • A dozen District neighborhoods where home sales average over $1 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • Will Congress still put more funding towards the redevelopment of the FBI HQ? [WBJ]

  • Op-ed: Opponents of Dupont Circle Safeway liquor license are being ridiculous. [Blade]

  • Downtown D.C. office building on H Street NW  finishes major renovation. [Curbed DC]

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