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Early voting in D.C. kicks off today at 8:30 a.m. at One Judiciary Square NW. Eight additional early voting polling locations will open Saturday.


  • The attorney general candidates wouldn’t actually have the legal power to fulfill many of their campaign promises. [Post] 
  • Police are looking for a suspect in a Monday morning shooting that left one person dead and another injured around 8th and Jefferson streets NW. [News4]
  • At a time when the city needs housing the most, landlords and property managers are forced to choose whether to raise their rent and kick out longtime tenants, or keep the rent the same and take a financial hit. [Post]
    A federal judge denied the District’s request to reconsider his ruling overturning the city’s total public ban on carrying a gun in public. [City Desk]


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.

Mayoral Power Rankings: Muriel Bowser was on top last week.

Drunk Eats: Amsterdam Falafelshop opened in Clarendon last week.

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

  • Colby King wonders how the mayoral candidates will pay for all their promises. [Post]
  • The Post ed board re-endorses Muriel Bowser. [LL]
  • Bowser tops the Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
  • Ex-offender group tied to anti-David Catania signs. [Post]
  • Attorney general candidates make big promises they make not legally be able to keep. [Post]
  • Judge won’t reconsider handgun ruling. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • Mayoral candidates don’t offer any perfect choices, says Robert McCartney. [Post]
  • Landlords are torn between helping out and cashing in as the housing prices rise. [Post]
  • Budget autonomy fight faces long odds at appeals hearing. [Post]
  • Post ed board slams the D.C. Board of Elections’ inverted flag. [Post]
  • Two councilmembers back attorney general candidates. [LL]
  • Attorney general candidates scrap over fundraising disclosure. [LL]
  • DCPS spending for schools with impoverished students lags. [Housing Complex]
  • Low competition for ANC spots makes Mark Lee considering ending them entirely. [Blade]
  • Can neighbors learn to trust United Medical Center? [WAMU]
  • “That’s why my honk is for Muriel.” [Blade]
  • Cabbie suspended for allegedly carrying a gun. [Post]
  • Tax bumps ahead for commercial real estate. [WBJ]

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

  • What D.C. really needs: whimsical crosswalks. [Express]
  • A rundown of the development at and around Union Market [UrbanTurf]
  • Judges appear skeptical of argument for budget autonomy. [Post]
  • D.C.’s still attracting lots of college grads, but cities like Houston and Nashville are catching up. [NYT]
  • Georgetown gets wider sidewalks, temporarily. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • A preview tour of the Navy Yard Harris Teeter. [David Garber]
  • The case against an FBI headquarters in Landover [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Brick house in Benning Ridge—-$449,950

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

  • GW’s new D.C. music archive tells the histories of go-go, bluegrass, and D.C. hardcore. [DCist]
  • Musicals based on artworks can be jarringly literal. Will the Kennedy Center’sDegas-inspired Little Dancer suffer the same fate? [Post]
  • A tribute to Ralph Cosham, a beloved local actor who died last month [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • The alumni-organized MeccaFest, a stand-in for Howard University Homecoming’s canceled Yardfest, was much smaller and poorly run than the original. [Post]
  • Juanita Britton closes the Anacostia art gallery she never thought she’d open. [East City Art]
  • Jay Leno received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night at the Kennedy Center. [Post]

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

  • CityZen will close Dec. 6 as chefEric Ziebold leaves to open his own restaurant. [Post]
  • The D.C. restaurant industry remembers Mark Kuller. [Eater]
  • Dan’s Cafe named among the best dive bars in America. [Thrillist]
  • A review of the Pug‘s restrooms [DCist]
  • Bistro 360 restaurant and market opening in Arlington. [NoVa Mag]
  • Five spooky cocktails for your Halloween party. [Drink DC]
  • There’s a new culinary exhibit at National Geographic Magazine. [Washingtonian]