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District could pull from the rainy day fund if the federal government shuts down. [Post]

Less dramatic shutdown plan disappoints Post columnist. [Post]

Keith Forney, last in the news giving money to Marion Barry at a strip club, is protesting a city contract. [WBJ]

Some cabbies could have more time to install credit card meters. [City DeskWAMU]

Half of DCPS principals don’t reach “effective” benchmark. [Post]

Robert Bobb is still weighing his options for the mayor’s race. [Informer]

DDOT will study the possibility of a nine-mile streetcar line. [WAMU]

Medical marijuana dispensary operator opposes “timing” of pot legalization bill. [Post]

Washington Times‘ Deborah Simmons accuses Gray of “promoting cockiness instead of confidence.” [Times]

Post ed board: New CFO nominee Jeff DeWitt will have “fresh eye.” [Post]