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Synthetic drugs have plagued D.C. for years, so what took the city so long to respond to them? Read our latest cover story.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- District police yesterday announced “a massive and unprecedented seizure” of synthetic drugs: 265 pounds of them, or upwards of $2.3 million worth. Authorities found the drugs at a warehouse in Northwest, and have arrested two men—Siraj Issa, 33, and Yenework Abera, 41—for possession with intent to distribute. [Post]
- Transit police arrested a woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a two-year-old child on Metro. [City Desk]
- Police have identified a suspect at large in an August MetroBus shooting: Bijon Brown [NBC Washington]
- After Congress lifted its funding ban on D.C.’s needle-exchange programs, HIV rates dropped. [City Desk]
- Pope Francis arrives this month, and the District is preparing for his visit as it would for a blizzard. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- The Big Cheese: Sona Creamery near Eastern Market claims to be D.C.’s first cheesemaking operation.
- Bistro Boom: L’Hommage Bistro Francais opens in Mount Vernon Triangle this month. “This is another option for people who cannot get into Le Diplomate,” owner Hakan Ilhan tells our Young and Hungry.
- Can’t Afford a Wine Cellar?: Try a wine closet, as Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Brent Knoll has done.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Police make big synthetic drugs seizure. [WUSA9, Post]
- Muriel Bowser is still sticking with police chief Cathy Lanier. [City Desk]
- Adrian Fenty is back! Sort of. [Washingtonian]
- Post ed board: Metro’s a mess! [Post]
- Man charged in Metro bus shooting. [NBC4]
- How do schools prep for school days? [WAMU]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to brunch this Labor Day weekend [Washingtonian]
- Five veggie dishes to try around D.C. right now [Zagat]
- Class-action suit alleges Chipotle‘s GMO-free campaign is deceptive. [NPR]
- The Coffee Bar is opening a second location. [PoPville]
- Rose’s Luxury named among the South’s best restaurants. [Southern Living]
- Edward Lee’s Succotash to open on Labor Day at National Harbor. [Post]
- Z-Burger founder gets an early win in his trademark case. [WBJ]