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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.


  • Early voting for the 2016 election started in the District Saturday. [NBC4, WTOP, WAMU]

  • A Metro operator nearly hit federal track inspectors near Reagan Airport. [Post, The Hill]

  • 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]


  • 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.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? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]