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Muriel Bowser has a 12-point lead over David Catania, according to a poll from pro-business group Economic Growth D.C. The new poll shows Bowser with 45 percent of the votes, Catania with 33 percent, and Carol Schwartz with 12 percent.


  • Some evidence suggests D.C.’s black electorate is unusually divided this election cycle. [Washington Post]
  • Two tornadoes touched down in D.C. during last week’s storm, the National Weather Service confirms. [News4]
  • Two men were shot and injured Monday evening while one of them was carrying his 3-year-old son on the 3800 block of Q Street SE. The child was not shot, though he sustained some cuts after his father dropped him after he was shot. [News4]
  • Four men were stabbed around the 3000 block of 15th Street NW in Columbia Heights this morning. Police currently have a suspect in custody. [Post]


Lonely No More: D.C. was ranked the No. 1 tourist destination in the world of 2015 by Lonely Planet.

Washington Fiction Paper: Write D.C.-centric fiction in your spare time? Submit it to be published in our third annual Fiction Issue. We’ll (barely) pay you.

This Old House:  Our latest cover story tells a 150-year history of D.C., all through one grand—-and now dumpy—-Logan Circle home.

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

  • Poll puts David Catania 12 points behind Muriel Bowser. [LLPost, DCist, WAMU]
  • Early voting starts. [WAMUPost]
  • Catania courts Democratic voters. [LL]
  • Are black voters divided? [Post]
  • Meet two of your at-large candidates. [PostPost]
  • Vince Gray participates in trans activist’s wedding. [Blade]
  • At-large hopeful Khalid Pitts make it to the New York Times. [NYT]
  • ARLNow comes to the District. [City Desk]
  • Another lawsuit is filed against D.C. Health Link. [WBJ]
  • District moves to slow traffic on a busy street. [WAMU]
  • The District crushes rivals to be the world’s best tourist site. [Housing Complex]
  • How fast could the District sanction legal marijuana sales? Firedoglake is optimistic. [Justsaynow]
  • A cyclist’s plea to drivers. [Post]
  • Ted Leonsis will adopt a surprising nickname if the Wizards do well. [WBJ]

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

  • Will Sheridan Station live up to its promise? [GGW]
  • A large chunk of the Armed Forces Retirement Home is again up for development. [WBJ]
  • At “Yards West,” Zoning Commission pushes for family-size units. [JDLand]
  • The landlord side of the affordable-housing equation [Post]
  • One of the ways landlords take advantage of poor tenants [Next City]
  • WMATA reassesses its entire Metrobus structure. [PlanItMetro]
  • JBG’s Atlantic Plumbing condos hit the market for up to $2 million. [WBJ]
  • A 12-bedroom guest house in Woodley Park heads to auction. [UrbanTurf]
  • DDOT will reconfigure a dangerous stretch of Arkansas Avenue NW. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Fixer-upper near the city’s eastern tip—$189,500

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

  • Listen to Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists‘ “Lately,” a frantic, frustrated three-chorder with soda-shop croon power. [Arts Desk]
  • Submit your unpublished short stories about D.C. to Washington City Paper‘s Fiction Issue, please. [Arts Desk]
  • In good news (campiness) and bad news (shark attacks), Sharknado 3 will touch down in the District. [DCist]
  • Dave Grohl on bringing his new HBO miniseries, Sonic Highways, to D.C.: “A lot of people don’t know Ian MacKaye or Dischord Records.” Excuse you?! [Post]
  • Photos of Zola Jesus at the Hirshhorn [BYT]
  • Listen to Two Inch Astronaut‘s “Foulbrood” and see if you agree with the band’s self-categorization as “angular spaz rock” and “post-feelings indie.” [Bandwidth]
  • The Smithsonian has raised $1 billion of its $1.5 billion fundraising goal, and the campaign is still in its “quiet phase.” [Post]

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

  • “Restaurants in D.C. are moving into residential neighborhoods.” [New York Times]
  • Bread Furst‘s Bread Feasts begin this week. [Post]
  • Ten meatless dishes from food trucks [Washingtonian]
  • Eight best drinking and dining deals in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Chef Will Artley is leaving Pizzeria Orso. [Eater]
  • New brewery tours launch in D.C. [WBJ]
  • Coppi’s Italian restaurant coming to Cleveland Park. [PoPville]