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A drug called naloxone can quickly prevent an opioid overdose. Although D.C. launched a pilot program earlier this year to distribute doses of naloxone to two community-based organizations, those partner groups say high demand for the antidote has lead to a shortage of supply. Meanwhile, overdoses keep rising.


  • Black Lives Matter activists demonstrated outside a national police union’s office yesterday. [Post, DCist]
  • Another racial-equality group protested outside the D.C. Office of Police Complaints this morning. [FOX5]
  • A strip mall on H Street NE is soon slated for redevelopment into a residential and retail building. [Post]
  • Two people were shot and injured on the 100 block of Kennedy Street NW on Wednesday evening. [Post]
  • How will changing federal subsidies for rent affect the District’s supply of affordable housing? [WAMU]
  • Dozens of cats were taken from the custody of two women who were hoarding them. [NBC4, DCist, Post]
  • Nearly a dozen yoga studios and gyms in the city have been burglarized over the past month. [NBC4, Post]


  • The D.C. Divas: One of D.C.’s professional football teams heads to the league championship on Saturday.
  • Mysterious Metro Men: It’s unclear who organized an anti-Metro protest in Dupont Circle on Tuesday.
  • Critical Timing: Post food critic Tom Sietsema has been reviewing places nearly a month sooner after their debuts than he did before, in 2014.

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

  • Almost no one came to Muriel Bowser‘s statehood reception in Cleveland. [Post
  • Bowser kicks off the demolition on the H Street project. [Borderstan]
  • It’s not clear who was behind Tuesday’s millennial Metro protest. [WCP]
  • After a trans woman’s murder, activists want police to ease up on sex-work enforcement. [Blade]
  • More on corrupt DPW worker Vernita Greenfield. [Post] 

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

  • Listen to a new tune from Young Summer. [DC Music Download]
  • An interview with 4615 Theatre Company artistic director Jordan Friend [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Wolf Trap Opera’s L’Opera Seria is the opera everyone needs to see (even if you’re not an opera fan). [WCP]
  • Record store shopping with DJ Ayes Cold [DC Music Download] 

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

  • Tim Carman picks the 10 best restaurants in D.C. [First We Feast]
  • Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel held a super quiet jobs Q&A session [Washingtonian]
  • Brightest Young Things has a big crush on beef jerky [BYT]
  • A local restaurant cashes in on a presidential meal abroad [PoPville]
  • A major beer merger edges closer [Eater]