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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
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]
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]
Out: Summer. In: Fall. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
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]