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Here’s one for the law books: Open-container charges were dropped against a woman arrested in Northeast last month after her attorney got a hold of police body camera footage. Hundreds of D.C. officers are already equipped with the devices, and more are on the way in the near future.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
A man was seriously injured in a shooting in Trinidad early Wednesday morning. [NBC4]
On the other side of the city, a woman was shot and injured in Southwest. [WUSA9]
District lawmakers want to ensure a Metro safety oversight group is transparent. [Post]
Metro will retrofit new railcars to make them more accessible for blind riders. [WAMU]
Come January, D.C.’s red-top parking meters will be governed by new rules. [WTOP]
Hurricane Matthew could affect parts of the D.C. metro region this weekend. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
“Let Me Die My Way”: A retired journalist and artist advocates for D.C.’s right-to-die bill.
MoCo Beer: Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Greg Engert haas a new suite of beers.
More Lao Food: Thip Khao chef Seng Luangrath’s son has his own culinary ambitions.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Vote looms on assisted suicide bill. [Post]
Medical care operations more limited on east side of the Anacostia. [GGW]
More affordable housing planned for Ward 5. [WCP]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Local R&B singer Akua Allrich prepares for her annual Nina Simone/Miriam Makeba tribute, no more timely than ever. [Bandwidth]
Watch Common perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the White House. [NPR Music]
With WAMU selling “Bluegrass Country,” does that mean bluegrass is dying in D.C.? [Washingtonian]
The National Gallery of Art acquires rare 17th century Dutch painting. [Post]
The Textile Museum’s new exhibition has never been more timely. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
D.C. loses Zenebech Restaurant to Shaw gentrification. [Post]
Here’s a new bar without a theme. [Washingtonian]
This season’s Eater 38. [Eater]
A popcorn shop is coming to Petworth. [PoPville]
Red Robin on 19th Street is done. [Borderstan]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
D.C. officials have officially transferred property in Buzzard Point to D.C. United. [MLS]
The District Alliance for Safe Housing helps serve domestic violence survivors. [NBC4]
More $1-million-plus condos are coming to Shaw. (They have three bedrooms.) [Post]
A Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) Act case in Capitol Hill concludes. [UrbanTurf]
A tiny commercial building in Mount Vernon Triangle sells for almost $4 million. [WBJ]