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Little drama is expected for D.C. Council and State Board of Education contests this November, but some local advisory neighborhood commission races are shaping up to be as lively as ever.


  • Officers involved in the fatal shooting of a motorcyclist may have pursued him without authorization. [FOX5]

  • A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to committing a string of armed robberies in 2014. [Post]

  • ‘And we’ll take the Trump hotel, too,’ said D.C. officials pining for statehood. [City Desk]

  • The Washington Leadership Academy charter school garners a $10 million prize. [Post]

  • The new Librarian of Congress is the first black woman to hold the job. [DCist]

  • News to make you melt: There could be more 90-degree days for another month. [Post]


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

  • Police change body cam rules after fatal shooting. [Post]

  • Muriel Bowser touts potential development benefits of new Spy Museum location. [WBJ]

  • Violent crime rate down. [Times]

  • Post ed board: Metro is terrible. [Post]

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

  • Jeff Barsky discusses the “work” involved in his new LP as Insect Factory. [Bandwidth]

  • Move over Restaurant Week, now there’s TheatreWeek. [Washingtonian]

  • WAMU’s The Big Listen will be distributed nationally through NPR. [WAMU]

  • Get ready for Pagan Pride Day in Dupont Circle this weekend. [Borderstan]

  • More DC Shorts reviews for you. [WCP]

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

  • Chef José Andrés among National Humanities Medal winners. [NYT]

  • The story behind D.C.’s food fighter Mike Curtin. [Thrillist]

  • U Street loses a 2-in-1 Italian restaurant. [Eater]

  • Where to get a taste of NoLa in D.C. [DC Refined]

  • Should we care that D.C. is getting rolled ice cream? [Washingtonian]

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

  • In 2017, D.C. developer Don Peebles may run for mayor…. of New York City. [DNAinfo]

  • If you want to live in an ex-school converted into lofts, this is the spot for you. [UrbanTurf]

  • Report: D.C. is the sixth most competitive rental market in the nation. [Housing Complex]