A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An on-duty D.C. police officer was arrested yesterday in Southeast for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning. Four-year veteran Arthur Thompson’s police powers have been taken away and he’s facing an internal investigation, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
Police say a man was assaulted and set on fire Saturday in Columbia Heights. [WTOP]
A firefighter was injured battling a restaurant blaze in Columbia Heights Sunday. [NBC4]
Labor advocates protested the firing of a former P Street Whole Foods worker. [WUSA9]
Post editorial board: Do your civic duty and vote for D.C. statehood on the ballot. [Post]
An open letter to D.C. Public Schools’ new chancellor regarding charter schools. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
End of An Alley: In case you missed it, read about the last artist living in Blagden Alley.
Didion, Live: Arena Stage is putting on a magical Joan Didion adaptation until Nov. 20.
Women of Color: D.C.’s women are some of the most diverse in the U.S., a study says.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Tim Kaine hires health care finance chief as his transition director. [Post]
Jack Evans on the The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
Can smartphone app fight truancy? [WAMU]
Muriel Bowser goes to Best of Gay D.C. party. [Blade]
Statehood name woes. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Listen to a new single from Tigers Are Bad For Horses. [DC Music Download]
On its self-titled debut LP, Lilac Daze wears its influences boldly on its sleeve. [WCP]
National Museum of Women in the Arts director Susan Fisher Sterling writes about gender inequality in the arts. [Huffington Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
Georgetown’s Martin’s Tavern found its way into WikiLeaks. [WBJ]
Food truck operators have started a getaway commune. [Washingtonian]
El Rinconcito suffers a major fire. [PoPville]
Where to find poke in Arlington. [Arlington Mag]
Downtown D.C.’s new sports bar. [Eater]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contested Adams Morgan redevelopment may get historic preservation win. [UrbanTurf]
A few streetscape improvements are in store for Kennedy Street NW. [Housing Complex]
Price gouging for the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration is already starting. [UrbanTurf]
About $16,000 was raised to help combat homelessness in D.C. through a 5K. [WUSA9]
More on the D.C. Council’s efforts to shore up rent control for low-income tenants. [Post]
Why is there a poop mural in the bathrooms at the brand new REI store in NoMa? [WBJ]