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The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would let women in D.C. get a year’s worth of birth control at a time.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Preservation authorities: This parking lot is not historic. [Housing Complex]
- Jim Vance is stepping down from NBC4’s 11 p.m. newscast. [Post]
- Charter school gets mixed up in Ward 8 campaign trash talk. [Loose Lips]
- Despite speed camera, residents say Maryland Avenue NE remains dangerous. [WAMU]
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Listen: If you missed our Ward 8 debate, here’s the audio.
Spiritual Adviser: D.C. bartender Derek Brown is advising the National Archives on its booze exhibit.
Protest Music: GW students speak out against music program budget cuts.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Yvette Alexander bill would let women get up to a year of birth control at once. [Times]
- Ward 8 candidates face off at the LL Debate. [LL, DCist]
- Charter school jabs earns heat for candidate Eugene D. Kinlow. [LL]
- Tough break for the “historic” parking lot. [Housing Complex]
- Shaping up the “SW Ecodistrict.” [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Get ready for the Union Market housing boom. [Washingtonian]
- Old Town, Bethesda, Capitol Hill top list of most desired D.C.-area neighborhoods. [UrbanTurf]
- Maketto is the beginning of a crowdfunded real-estate trend. [CityLab]
- Photo tour: the bowels of McMillan. [DCist]
- The First Street NE cycletrack expands. [WashCycle]
- Ward 8 D.C. Council hopeful offends charter school. [LL]
- Today on the market: Downtown 2BR condo—-$639,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Budget cuts are set to scale back GW’s music department by 50 percent. Here’s how students are protesting. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of the new Songbyrd Record Cafe in Adams Morgan, where you can record onto vinyl in a booth [BYT]
- The members of Priests, who run Sister Polygon Records, reflect on the label’s philosophy for its 10th release. [Bandwidth]
- Chuck Brown‘s family responds to the news that the Nats aren’t playing “Bustin’ Loose” for home runs any more. [Washingtonian]
- Who to see at this Saturday’s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival [D.C. Music Download]
- The Smithsonian’s renovated Renwick Gallery will reopen November 13. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- What took Filipino food so long to catch on in D.C.? [Post]
- 10 local beers to drink before you die (or leave D.C.) [Thrillist]
- Wegmans rolls out in-store Burger Bar. [WBJ]
- The High Dive opens in Adams Morgan on Friday. [Express]
- Salty Dog Tavern opens in Dupont Circle. [Barred in DC]
- Restaurants worth a revisit now that they have new chefs [Eater]
- Equinox chef Todd Gray creates vegan versions of D.C. dishes. [BYT]