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The D.C. Council gave initial approval to the D.C. United stadium deal Tuesday. Now the council just needs to approve a way to fund the deal.


  • A person was reportedly arrested during Ferguson protests in D.C. last night for impersonating a cop. [News4]
  • A day in the life of D.C.’s needle exchangers [WAMU]
  • All of the Southbound lanes on the George Washington Memorial Parkway are now open after a sinkhole shut them down Tuesday. [Washington Post]
  • The D.C. Council passed legislation requiring all judges to certify their good standing. The bill came in response to a Washington City Paper report on the misdoings of a disbarred judge. [Loose Lips]


The Future: The Diner in Adams Morgan is now home to the District’s first Bitcoin ATM.

Deer Reduction: The annual slaughtering of the deer started last night in Rock Creek Park.

Give It Up, D.C.: Check out our annual “Give it Up, D.C.” guide, produced in partnership with the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington—a list of 54 local nonprofit organizations that are worth your time and money.

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

  • Soccer stadium plan passes on the first vote. [LL, WBJWAMUTimesPost]
  • But the Office of the Attorney General says Phil Mendelson‘s stadium funding is illegal. [LL]
  • Council approves the Stevens School, a potential bargaining chip in soccer stadium negotiations. [WBJ]
  • More on use of anti-gay slur at Marion Barry memorial. [Blade]
  • Courtland Milloy: Barry’s legacy depends on balancing misdeeds with helping advance black middle class. [Post]
  • Council passes bill requiring judges to certify their good standing, in response to City Paper reporting on a disbarred judge [LL]
  • With David Catania leaving, education committee up in the air. [Post]
  • Post ed board: streetcar award process looks fishy. [Post]
  • Primary will be moved back to September. [Post]
  • New traffic cams hits the streets. [WAMU]
  • Council votes to ban gay-to-straight therapy for minors. [Post]
  • New gun bill advances. [TimesPost]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Stadium deal passes first Council vote, but funding questions remain. [LL]
  • 670-residence project on the Anacostia could get zoning approval early next year. [UrbanTurf]
  • Are chain stores coming to Union Market? [WBJ]
  • The future of the Potomac Avenue Metro intersection: triangle, rectangle, or oval? [GGW]
  • Zoning board holds off on Blagden Alley project ruling due to lack of parking. [UrbanTurf]
  • Delayed Stevens School bill moves forward. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Adams Morgan 2BR industrial-chic loft—-$725,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Too many WAMA members were only nominating themselves for Wammies, so the WAMA board’s staging a do-over vote. [Arts Desk]
  • Willard Jenkins will be the DC Jazz Festival’s new artistic director, the first the festival has hired. [Post]
  • The Jets jacket worn by Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years enters the collection of the National Museum of American History… [DCist]
  • …and Fred Savage is stoked that his mom kept it for all these years. [Post]
  • Museum and gallery openings in December [Washingtonian]
  • Photos of Death From Above 1979 and Biblical at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • D.C.’s 11 best bars of the year [Thrillist]
  • The Diner gets D.C.’s first bitcoin ATM. [City Desk]
  • Founding Farmers opening in Tysons Corner in February. [Eater]
  • Latin market from Jose Garces eyed for Union Market development. [WBJ]
  • Restaurants band together to shut out critic in Dallas. [Post]
  • The most creative pizzas in D.C. [Zagat]