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It was inevitable. Without a dedicated source of recurring revenue such as a sales tax, Metro will struggle to make up about $275 million in its budget for the next fiscal year. To do it, officials are considering fare increases and eliminating bus routes, among other options.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • More on those revenue talks and fare hike options. [GGW, WAMU]

  • Dodgers take Nats. With a tied series, they go to game five. [Post]

  • And the Nats merch watch begins. [Post]

  • A robber chased a man down and stabbed him in the back near the H Street corridor. [Borderstan]

  • It was a violent night in D.C., with three people shot. [FOX5]

  • Delta will begin daily nonstop service from L.A. to Reagan National Airport beginning in April. [WBJ]

  • Expect more Metro delays this morning after a frustrating Tuesday evening commute. [FOX5]

  • A former D.C. dentist has been indicted on charges he sexually abused male patients under his care. [NBC4]

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

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

  • Jack Evans and the rest of the D.C. Council call for late-night Metro. [WAMU]

  • Council gets closer to banning tobacco for people under 21. [Post]

  • Council passes Kenyan McDuffie‘s juvenile jail policy. [Times]

  • Muriel Bowser backs Edgewood development deal with $24 million. [WBJ]

  • Changes in D.C. United’s ownership structure. [WBJ]

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

  • Priests release new music video, announce a new album due out next year. [NPR Music]

  • And read an interview with Priests vocalist Katie Alice Greer. [CLYRVYNT]

  • How local DJ troupe The NeedlExchange pioneered D.C.’s queer underground. [BlissPop]

  • Listen to the first album from local Ethio-Jazz ensemble Feedel Band. [Bandwidth]

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

  • Locally made booze makes its debut. [Washingtonian]

  • Tasting menus that won’t break the bank. [Zagat]

  • These bars are currently trending. [Eater]

  • The nation’s best late night Eats including D.C. [Thrillist]

  • PoPville pens a beer listicle. [PoPville]

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

Housing Complex in on vacation for a few days.