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At a tense Metro board meeting yesterday, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 leader Jackie Jeter criticized Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld’s recent proposal to downsize the transit agency’s workforce by 1,000. Board members and Metro staff had a strained discussion over ending late-night service to make time for track maintenance.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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  • Bardo River Brewery sues a District agency. [WCP]

  • Ward 6 wins for most registered voters in the District. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • The next D.C. schools chancellor should close the achievement gap. [Post]

  • Campaign aims to protect pedestrians and cyclists after daylight savings. [Fox5]

  • Metro board chair Jack Evans’ support for a federal WMATA takeover, explained. [WAMU]

  • Today is the last day for early voting in D.C. [WUSA9]

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

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

  • ANC steamed around Meridian Hill. [Borderstan]

  • Yvette Alexander on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]

  • Statehood: Will it ever happen? Not this November, folks! [WCP]

  • More on the endless labor saga at the Council. [Times]

  • Wishing, and hoping—about gondolas! [GGW]

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

  • For Hand Grenade Job, strategizing is just as important as practicing. [Post]

  • The Welders’ new play aims for authenticity inside The Octagon. [WCP]

  • The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is scheduled for May 13 next year. [DC Music Download]

  • PriestsKatie Alice Greer writes about welfare reform. [SPIN]

  • How President Barack Obama’s presidency transformed the cultural landscape of D.C. [Post]

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

  • The Museum of the Bible gets a culinary boost. [Washingtonian]

  • Five new pizzas worth trying. [DC Refined]

  • Products and places disrupting the food industry. [WBJ]

  • The Dish & Dram is readying to open in Maryland. [Bethesda Beat]

  • TenPenh’s reincarnation will be in Tysons Corner, not D.C. [NoVa Mag]

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

Housing Complex links will return next Friday.