A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]