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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.com)
- Soccer stadium plan passes on the first vote. [LL, WBJ, WAMU, Times, Post]
- 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. [Times, Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]