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Today, Metro’s board will consider whether to approve public meetings about ending late-night service under one of three scenarios. But it appears that the writing is already on the wall from the public and members of Metro’s board, who have expressed deep concerns with General Manager Paul Wiedefeld‘s proposal.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • A D.C. police officer shot a man who was firing a gun randomly in Petworth. [Post, WUSA9, NBC4]

  • Police are searching for suspects in the recent shooting of a pregnant woman. [NBC4, DCist]

  • More on Chief Cathy Laniers comments that D.C.’s justice system is “broken.” [Post, FOX5]

  • District leaders are gearing up for a referendum on statehood in November. [WAMU, WJLA]

  • FOIA: Federal officials worry that Metro’s SafeTrack plan isn’t being carried out right. [Post]

  • D.C. Inspector General audit: Some District police stations are in poor condition. [NBC4]

  • Soon there could be less bothersome airplane noise on the west side of the city. [WUSA9]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

  • Eat Their Shorts: The firsttwo in a series of reviews from the DC Shorts Film Festival.

  • Pasta and Pizza: New neighborhood joint Little Cocoopens at 3907 14th St. NW today.

  • A Reader Dissents: Our recent characterization of Yuengling as subpar upsets this guy.

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

  • Lawsuit says pre-school teachers shouldn’t be drug tested [Post]

  • Prince George’s County exec says he’ll compete for football stadium. [WBJ]

  • Late-night Metro options don’t match needs, says GGW. [GGW]

  • Safe surrender program offers option for people on warrants. [Post]

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

  • Sonic Circuits festival returns, this year at a new home: Logan Fringe Arts Space. [Bandwidth]

  • Reviews from this year’s DC Shorts fest. [WCP]

  • Can Sofar Sounds bring intimacy back to live music? [WCP]

  • Public Enemy,The Roots, E.U., Living Colour, and more will perform at the African American Museum’s opening weekend. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to the minimalist, herky-jerky organ burst of self-actualization of Pearie Sol. [WCP]

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

  • Get free tacos for a year by hustling to the new Taco Bamba. [Washingtonian]

  • Tim Carman joins other critics on the set of Master Chef. [Post]

  • Fresh reasons to dine in Virginia. [Zagat]

  • This pizza kickstarter crushed it. [DC Refined]

  • Dean & DeLuca coming to Bethesda. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • New residential buildings are planned for Mount Vernon Triangle. [UrbanTurf, UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. developer pleads guilty to leaving asbestos in a historic home. [Housing Complex]

  • What do Bob Dylan and the new MGM National Harbor casino have in common? [WBJ]

  • Study: More than 13,000 units will arrive on the market in the next year. [Washingtonian]

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