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In wake of fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe‘s resignation announcement, David Catania and Muriel Bowser talk shift change proposal. [Post]

Ward 7’s Yvette Alexander says Ellerbe told her he wouldn’t run against her. [LL]

Backed by well-connected gay rights activist, wine bar owner Khalid Pitts kicks off his at-large bid. [LL]

Vincent Orange‘s anti-wage theft bill passes its first Council vote. [DCist]

Post ed board: District government should focus on planning the attorney general election, not fighting the appeals court ruling. [Post]

With many goals achieved, what’s left for gay activists in the District? [Post]

Homeless shelter flunks its fire inspection. [Post]

Jonetta Rose Barras: “Should a stadium be the District’s priority when its bridges are crumbling?” [Post]

Marijuana decriminalization in the District, in comic form. [City Desk]

Mayor Walter E. Washington gets the #tbt treatment. [WBJ]

Photo by Darrow Montgomery