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When D.C. residents go to the voting booth on Nov. 8, it’s not just Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump they’ll be asked about. Voters will also face a referendum on statehood, which lawmakers are holding hearings about today and next month.


  • Another D.C. police officer is under investigation for not using his body camera. [NBC4]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser asks residents to help identify broken streetlights. [NBC4]

  • The Washington Monument will remain closed for the foreseeable future. [WTOP, DCist]

  • Local businesses say they support paid family leave but don’t want to pay for it. [WAMU]

  • D.C.’s black community reacts to the National African American Museum. [WAMU]

  • A dump truck driver struck a cyclist yesterday morning in Columbia Heights. [Borderstan]

  • D.C. police say scam artists are masquerading as… D.C. police union reps. [AP, WJLA]

  • Out: Summer. In: Fall. [Post]


  • Slipstream Heads Riverside: The Logan Circle eatery will open in Navy Yard in 2017.

  • HalfSmoke: A new “fine casual” restaurant (feat. sausages) arrives in Shaw next week.

  • The Marriage of Figaro: It plays at the Kennedy Center until Oct. 2. Read our review.

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

  • Kaya Henderson ready to take a break from public sector after leaving DCPS [Post]

  • Congressional riders still affect abortion programs in the District. [DCist]

  • Even more modernization ahead for cabs [WAMU]

  • Mother loses four sons to violence, with no justice for their deaths. [Post]

  • Affordable housing campaign in Ward 4 [WCP]

  • Congratulations to WAMU reporter (and now new father) Patrick Madden [Twitter]

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

  • At the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection this weekend, two musicals inspired by black culture opened—and impressed. [Post]

  • Listen to new music from Sun Machines. [Bandwidth]

  • Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and more will perform at this year’s National Christmas Tree lighting. [DC Music Download]

  • Here’s all the theater-related stuff you can find at the new African American Museum. [DC Theater Scene]

  • The first South By South Lawn festival to feature Leonardo DiCaprio, The Lumineers, and, for some reason, the kids from Stranger Things. [DCist]

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

  • Struggles female bartenders face [Post]

  • Some kids in D.C. eat better than you. [DC Refined]

  • Tasting menus are so hot right now. Head here. [Eater]

  • This is not your average CSA. [WBJ]

  • Pub & The People snags a chef from Proof. [PoPville]

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

  • A compromise for the Adams Morgan plaza development? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • A new report from the White House links zoning to the District’s homelessness crisis. [WBJ]

  • More on the Museum Square Apartments and its tenants’ latest legal victory. [WAMU]

  • The Kennedy Street NW corridor could finally see economic investment. Maybe. [Times]

  • Last decade, new apartments in the D.C. area were roughly 100 square feet bigger than they are now. [UrbanTurf]