We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

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

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.

Bao Bao, a 3-year-old panda born at the National Zoo, will depart Washington for China in early 2017. Though she will leave her parents and little brother Bei Bei behind, her older brother has already relocated to China. Mature pandas enter a breeding program there, so that they can contribute to their vulnerable species.


  • Metro chief Paul Wiedefeld considers a compromise on late-night service. [Post]

  • Taxi regulators ask police to investigate cabbie after City Paper story. [WCP]

  • Dupont Z-Burger closes temporarily after rat video. [Borderstan]

  • The latest designs for the future D.C. United stadium have evolved significantly. [WCP]

  • Poke Pop is back for one week only. [WCP]

  • Virginia voter registration deadline extended to Friday. [Washington Times]

  • Shots fired into apartment and car windows in southeast DC overnight [Fox5, NBC4]


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

  • Brianne Nadeau wants Metro police investigated over teen’s arrest. [Borderstan, DCist]

  • Hillary Clinton has a weird interpretation of D.C. v. Heller. [Times]

  • Metropolitan Branch Trail closure means hassles for cyclists. [GGW]

  • District responds to gay cop’s discrimination lawsuit. [Blade]

  • Considering Metro service cuts’ effects on minority neighborhoods. [WAMU]

  • Muriel Bowser set to host high heel race party. [Blade]

  • Attorney for man shot by police requests video of shooting. [Post]

  • Delays in low-income homebuyer program. [WAMU]

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

  • Flasher announces vinyl edition of their debut EP, shares new music video. [NPR Music]

  • No amount of “chill” can be found in Ricky Eat Acid’s mesmerizing ambient/electronic sounds. [Post]

  • D.C.’s Bumper Jacksons mines decades-old music to create a unique sound. [Bandwidth]

  • The Dakshina Festival—D.C.’s annual fall festival of South Asian Arts—kicks off today. [DCist]

  • Christine doesn’t waver in its unflinching portrayal of a shocking tragedy. [WCP]

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

  • D.C. bars that are requisite drinking. [Eater]

  • Prix fixe brunches aren’t always a scam. [Washingtonian]

  • Ideas for local fall beer sipping. [Thrillist]

  • (Temporary) bad news for So’s Your Mom. [PoPville]

  • Discontinued candies with cult followings. [Bon Appetit]

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

  • Meet the man overseeing Ward 8’s biggest real estate project. [Housing Complex]

  • A city program intended to help low-income homebuyers doesn’t always work. [WAMU]

  • Analysis looks at renting versus buying in D.C.: Which is more economical? [UrbanTurf]

  • Local sports mogul Ted Leonsissells his Nantucket mansion for $8.5 million. [WBJ]

  • Adams Morgan is getting a luxury hotel for dogs. No, we’re serious. [Housing Complex]