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A majority of the D.C. Council supports a bill being introduced today that would create “the most generous” paid leave policy in the country. A new tax on District employers would fund 16-week entitlements for almost all workers.


  • D.C. hospital officials discussed the death of an unnamed patient last week. [City Desk, NBC Washington]
  • A fire truck and a police car collided in Cleveland Park Monday, injuring two. [Post, WUSA9, Fox5DC]
  • D.C. saw the fewest youth arrests in a decade last year, and most involved nonviolent crimes. [City Desk]
  • A woman who fell from a balcony in Southwest died, having sustained blunt force injuries. [WUSA9]
  • Daily Metrorail ridership is down five percent over the past five years for a variety of reasons. [City Desk]


  • Starstruck: Which Hollywood stars should play D.C. Councilmembers in a hypothetical District flick?
  • Speaking of Movies…: Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will have a 40-seat bar. (You can drink in the theaters.)
  • No Touchie: Gear Prudence considers whether you should be a Good Samaritan and pick up a fallen bike.

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

  • Muriel Bowser administration circulates tentative settlement with Pepco and Exelon. [LL]
  • New bill would give the District the most generous family leave law in the country. [Post]
  • District offers $21 million for D.C. United stadium parcel. [WBJ]
  • Bowser cabinet official resigns before his confirmation hearing. [LL]
  • WCP casts the inevitable D.C. Council movie. [Arts Desk]
  • Judge will hear charter school funding case. [Post]
  • Can Metro find a person to turn it around? [WAMU]
  • Eying locations for a new downtown bike lane. [GGW]
  • Police car and fire truck crash. [Post]
  • Senior activist Judith S. Rosenfeld  [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Freddy Rodriguez

  • If you want to live in D.C., here’s how much money you need to afford rent. [Curbed]
  • Black leaders are visiting schools in D.C. in hopes of inspiring students. [Post]
  • Stadium-Armory Metro users are asking for reduced fare during suspended service. [Hill Now]

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

  • Seven must-see art exhibitions in the District this fall. [ArtInfo]
  • Listen to Ex Hex cover The Real Kids’ “All Kindsa Girls.” [NME]
  • The new Landmark Theater near 9:30 Club will have a fancy-schmancy bar that resembles a “a tricked out Restoration Hardware ad.” [Y&H]
  • Check out a creepy-as-fuck new music video from D.C.’s Br’er. [Bandwidth]
  • Ryan Stiles as Jack Evans.Yvette Nicole Brown as Yvette Alexander. Terrence Howard as Vincent Orange. Our casting suggestions for D.C. Council: The Show. [Arts Desk]
  • DCPL is taking its Fabrication Lab to the next level with a “Makers-In-Residence” program. [DCist]
  • Photos of Baltimore’s two-day U+N Fest, featuring Priests, Loud Boyz, Pure Disgust, Sneaks, and more. [Baltimore City Paper]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 30 under 30 D.C. restaurant and bar up-and-comers [Zagat]
  • Bar Pilar is exploring a roof deck expansion. [PoPville]
  • Inside Gaithersburg’s Pizzeria Inferno Napoletana from Oval Room‘s former chef [Washingtonian]
  • Pastry chef Chris Ford is leaving Bryan Voltaggio‘s restaurants for Los Angeles. [Eater]
  • Zest on Barracks Row “closed until further notice.” [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • Masseria is critic Tom Sietsema‘s No. 3 restaurant. [Post]