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It’s fall. It’s Friday. It’s also as fine a time as any time to gulp down City Paper’s 2016 Beer Issue. From brewery couples and can aesthetics to autumn flavors that are not pumpkin and craft beer being elitist, there’s plenty to lift a glass to.


  • Should terminally ill patients in the District legally be able to decide when to die? [NBC4]

  • A new partnership between Howard University and United Medical Center aims to bring more doctors east of the river. [WBJ, Post]

  • A life-saving drug for heroin users could get easier to access in D.C. [Housing Complex]

  • Autonomous delivery robots (on wheels) are coming to the District this season. [Recode]

  • Almost all D.C. commuters who bike or walk to work say they’re happy about it. [WAMU]

  • A student talks about recent racially charged incidents at American University. [WAMU]


  • Art of Gold: The National African American museum has local works. It opens Saturday.

  • Where There’s Smoke: A fire in Anacostia displaces single mothers and their children.

  • Girl Scout Cookies and Lemonade: Soon you may not have to get a permit to sell ‘em.

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

  • D.C. doesn’t have breakfast trucks. Here’s why. [Washingtonian]

  • Six places to pick apples this fall. [DC Refined]

  • The Washington Post food section gets a major accolade. [Post]

  • D.C.’s Chinatown is in Rockville, not downtown. [Bethesda Mag]

  • What happens when restaurant reviews on Yelp are political. [NPR]

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

  • The District’s Department of General Services could lose its procurement power. [WBJ]

  • A D.C. councilmember takes on an Adams Morgan hotel developer. [Housing Complex]

  • The how and why of zoning regulations, including in D.C. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Analysis: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,200 a month. [Curbed DC]

  • Ward 5 gets an environmentally friendly library with outdoor space. [DCist, Curbed DC]

  • The District is looking for developers for the Northwest One project. [Housing Complex]