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Mayor Muriel Bowser will today announce the completion of a deal that the District has struck with the Washington Wizards to build the team a $55 million practice facility at St. Elizabeths in Ward 8. The catch? Taxes will fund 90 percent of it.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The mayor presents a $23 million supplemental budget to the D.C. Council today, focused on crime. [Post]
- Another disruption Pope Francis’ visit to D.C. next week will cause: missing blue post boxes. [City Desk]
- As of this week, it’s illegal to use e-cigarettes on certain areas of National Park Service land. [City Desk]
- Sidwell Friends School will buy a care-services property, displacing elderly residents. [Fox5DC, WUSA9]
- D.C. restaurant Fig & Olive reopens today at 4 p.m., after a recent salmonella scare. [NBC Washington]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- It’s a Race!: Former congressional staffer Robert White will run for an at-large D.C. Council seat again.
- Yoga, but with Cats: Georgetown’s Crumbs & Whiskers cat café will host feline-filled yoga on Sept. 22.
- More D.C. Animal News: Giant panda Mei Xiang’s surviving cub now weighs 1.9 pounds and looks cute.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Report: the District should turn low-performing schools into charters. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser, Ted Leonsis set to release Wizards practice facility deal this morning. [LL, Post, Times, WBJ, Bullets Forever]
- Bowser announces new $23 million supplemental budget proposal. [Post]
- Robert White will enter the at-large race. [LL]
- Say goodbye to your postal box. Thanks a lot, pope! [City Desk]
- Bowser spokesman gets into it with ex-WCPer over Wizards practice site. [Twitter]
- Number of black teachers drops in District school system. [Post]