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Voting is a confusing prospect for many people of faith this year. D.C. religious institutions are offering special services for congregants who want to say a final prayer before voting ends.


  • Early voting is up 77 percent in the District from 2012. [WAMU]

  • The 13-mile Anacostia River Tunnel is complete. See a video of the inside. [DCist]

  • Bike sales and rentals have gone up since SafeTrack began. [WJLA]

  • A police officer was hit by a BB gun in Congress Heights. [Fox5]

  • More than 1,000 security cameras now monitor D.C. [Post, WUSA]

  • Developers at Grimke School site have been stalling for two years. [Borderstan]

  • D.C. lawyers and law students are on call to protect voter rights today. [WAMU, WJLA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Why some voters aren’t backing statehood. [WAMU]

  • District housing market is so hot, buyers stay over night for a chance to buy a condo. [Post]

  • Considering congressional meddling. [Blade]

  • Some precincts see boom in voter registrations. [WAMU]

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

  • It’s election day and the 9:30 Club has this important message from several of its recent performers. [BYT]

  • Listen to a new song off of Nitemoves new album. [WCP]

  • GALA Theater’s latest production, Salvador, tells the story of the Mount Pleasant riots. [DCist]

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

  • The 14th Street corridor’s Colada Shop sets a January opening date. [Eater]

  • DGS Delicatessen already had the Mazel Tov cocktail covered. [Post]

  • Himitsu plans to launch brunch and, later, katsu sandwiches. [Washingtonian]

  • Start looking forward to Arrozfrom Mike Isabella Concepts. [Zagat]

  • How to score free rolled ice cream this weekend. [Borderstan]

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

Housing Complex links will return next Friday.