Republican Party platform will have no talk of statehood, thank you very much, thanks to a delegate from Indiana who says D.C. gets all the representation it needs from the Democratic Party. [PFAW]

VO completes visits of all nine city BIDS. [@VincentOrangeDC]

Fancy neighborhoods on the “edge” of less fancy neighborhoods seeing spike in violent crime. [Examiner]

Mayor Gray plowing ahead with smart taxi meter installations despite contract dispute. [TimesPost]

Jack Evans wants Stephen Strasburg to pitch until his arm falls off… [Post]

…because it would be great for the city’s hotels to be filled up during a World Series. [Examiner]

Task forces rule. [NBC4, Examiner]