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The second annual People Issue is online and on stands today. Pick it up to read interviews with the people who make life in the District so interesting—-from a prominent chef, to leaders in the cycling community, to Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, to the in-game Nationals DJ. And make sure to check out the gorgeous portraits by Darrow Montgomery (this year, in full color!).

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Despite a new D.C. law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain limited-purpose driver’s licenses, getting these licenses has been tough, with wait times to make the necessary DMV appointment stretching months. [Loose Lips]
  • Mayor Vince Gray vetoed two bills Wednesday in his final weeks of office. One bill would allow animal control officers to use sirens during animal-related emergencies and another would provide free meals to kids who are eligibl when schools are closed because of weather. [Washington Post]
  • A male nurse is accused of sexually assaulting women at 4 D.C.-area medical centers. [News4]
  • Taking the Reeves Center out of the D.C. United stadium deal—-which Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser says she wants to do—-could cost the District nearly $100 million extra in cash. [Washington Business Journal]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Busboys and Promises: Busboys and Poets signed a 20-year lease in Anacostia. Construction will begin next summer.

Cold War: D.C. ice cream shops prepare to battle the polar vortex.

Supply and Demand: The District is launching a pilot program next year that would have the price of parking spaces fluctuate based on supply and demand.

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

  • Mayoral-elect Muriel Bowser and attorney general-in-waiting Karl Racine star in the WCP People Issue. [WCP]
  • DMV could tighten requirements for driver’s licenses meant for undocumented immigrants. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser wants to take Reeves Center out of the D.C. United deal, but the stadium land owners say they might force the District to use eminent domain. [Housing Complex]
  • Still Mayor Vince Gray vetoes animal, food laws. [WAMUPost, DCist]
  • Initiative 71 could violate drug treaties. [Times]
  • New gun law isn’t enough for pro-gun attorney, who wants the District held in contempt. [WAMU]
  • WBJ editor: enough with the secrecy from the Olympic bid. [WBJ]
  • Council legislation practically bans self-funded small business insurance. [WBJ]
  • Senate statehood bill will die, of course. [WAMU]
  • Letter: Stop shackling every juvenile offender in court. [Post]
  • Department of Health director: District residents of African origin discriminated against because of ebola. [Times]

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

  • Muriel Bowser’s switch on stadium deal could cost the city nearly $100 million extra in cash. [WBJ]
  • A look inside the city’s efforts to help homeless families [Post]
  • In Southwest, a changing waterfront [NYT]
  • A bike trail to Ivy City? [GGW]
  • For D.C. sports VIPs, the Olympics are starting to look realistic. [Post]
  • Classifying the various stances on transit project. [GGW]
  • The city will test demand-based parking prices in Chinatown. [City Desk]
  • Word to the wise: Wait till we know the future of the school boundaries before entering the lottery. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Boxy, compact North Cleveland Park house—-$850,000

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

  • Busboys and Poets will open a new location and job training program in Anacostia. [Housing Complex]
  • Stephen Colbert will host the Kennedy Center honors. [Post]
  • House of Cards is using 200 area extras today. [DCist]
  • Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong will roast President Obama at the White House correspondents dinner. [Post]
  • Photos-turned-gifs from FotoWeek’s Fotobazaar opening party [BYT]
  • Listen to the 1978ers (yU and Deanwood producer SlimKat78) lay down a rap track about a corrupt preacher, “Sacrilegious.” [Bandwidth]

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

  • Bethesda Barbeque Company to replace Newton’s Table. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Busboys and Poets will open a new location and job training program in Anacostia. [Housing Complex]
  • Stephen Colbert will host the Kennedy Center honors. [Post]
  • House of Cards is using 200 area extras today. [DCist]
  • Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong will roast President Barack Obama at the White House correspondents dinner. [Post]
  • Photos-turned-gifs from FotoWeek’s Fotobazaar opening party [BYT]
  • Listen to the 1978ers (yU and Deanwood producer SlimKat78) lay down a rap track about a corrupt preacher, “Sacrilegious.” [Bandwidth]
  • Newton’s Noodles closes downtown location. [PoPville]
  • Where to find Thanksgiving empanadas, burritos, pizza, and more [UrbanDaddy]
  • Adroit Theory Brewing Company will make Thanksgiving stuffing-flavored beer. [Express]
  • Christmas beers are coming to town. [Post]
  • Investors give Sweetgreen an additional $18.5 million for west coast expansion. [Eater]
  • Eight must-try D.C. sandwiches [Thrillist]
  • Andy Shallal talks about bringing Busboys and Poets to Anacostia. [Housing Complex]