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Ghosts, Bigfoot, and a haunted house are all part of City Paper’s inaugural Horror Issue. From the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society to Rock & Roll Hotel’s other guests, it’s a frighteningly good one.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The week the city-run St. Elizabeths hospital was without water. [WCP]

  • SafeTrack’s most disruptive phase yet begins Saturday. [Post]

  • Relatedly, the argument for a dedicated regional tax to fund Metro. [Post]

  • Neighbors push back on D.C. United stadium in Southwest. [WCP]

  • More than 7,000 votes have been cast so far in D.C. early voting. [DCist]

  • Video shows suspect in NoMa area shooting. [Borderstan]

  • Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl from Northwest. [FOX5]

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

  • Make Cocktails Great Again”: Barrel has a satirical, Donald Trump-themed pop-up.

  • Culinary Attrition: The executive sous chef at Shaw Bijouhas left before its opening.

  • Affordable Housing in Shaw: A new building named after a civil rights leader opens.

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

  • It’s Phil Mendelson and Muriel Bowser, at odds over paid leave details. [WCP]

  • District gets Walter Reed campus control. [DCist, WAMU]

  • Churches talking brimstone over proposed Metro closings on Sunday. [Times]

  • GGW ANC endorsements in Ward 4. [GGW]

  • Rebranding D.C., jewel of the Potomac! [Post]

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

  • Is the Rock & Roll Hotel actually haunted? We went there with a ghost hunter to find out. [WCP]

  • National Symphony Orchestra executive director Rita Shapiro will step down at the end of the year. [Post]

  • Get to know D.C.’s latest record label, Better Listen Records. [DC Music Download]

  • Check out photos from the 30th annual High Heel Race. [DCist]

  • For nearly 30 years, the Washington Psychotronic Film Society has been home to D.C.’s underground film fanatics. [WCP]

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

  • The bar in Trump’s D.C. hotel already upped its prices. [Washingtonian]

  • Make the most of Halloween. [Zagat]

  • Finding poutine dishes in D.C. [DC Refined]

  • These are D.C.’s best whiskey bars. [Eater]

  • Anthony Bourdain is in town. Learn more about him. [Thrillist]

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

  • Why a proposed dog park in Takoma was defeated. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • For the first time in a year, D.C. sees slightly more homes on the market. [UrbanTurf]

  • More on D.C. United’s future stadium in Buzzard Point. [WAMU]

  • Redevelopment could be coming to a prime piece of real estate in Georgetown. [WBJ]