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Revenue from traffic cameras is about $70 million less than anticipated, which could unbalance the District’s $6.3 billion budget.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A House committee will grill the head of the Secret Service over the White House fence jumper. [WAMU]
- The suspect arrested in the case of the missing UVA student provides a lead in the 2009 murder of a Virginia Tech student. [Post]
- A statehood advocate filed a lawsuit saying that unless D.C. is granted statehood, federal agencies like the FBI can’t leave the city. [WAMU]
- The District’s program to decrease infant mortality is facing funding cuts as the mayor touts a new effort to increase efforts to reduce these rates. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
RIP: There was a pseudo-funeral at the Corcoran this weekend in which people mourned the loss of the museum.
Peter May I?: In our latest cover story, meet Peter May: the most powerful man you’ve never heard of shaping D.C.’s growth.
Greedy Nats: The Nats won’t be paying for late-night Metro service during the postseason. This time around, American University will foot the bill.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Traffic camera revenue drop could hurt District finances. [Post]
- Attorney general candidate Smitty challenges rivals to take ethics pledge. [LL]
- Statehood lawsuit aims at FBI transfer. [WAMU]
- D.C. Council bill would lessen the burden of car crash liability on bicyclists. [Post]
- Karl Racine lands the cool attorney general vote in the attorney general race. [LL]
- Times columnist Deborah Simmons: “D.C. isn’t a soccer town.” [Times]
- DDOT is mysterious about whether it’s considering making streetcar service free for a year. [Housing Complex]
- American U signs on to provide late-night Metro during Nationals playoffs. [City Desk]
- “The Plan is not real, even if it came to fruition.” [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Zoning Commission gives McMillan project first-stage approval. [WBJ]
- American University will foot the bill for Metro service from Nats playoff games. [City Desk]
- D.C.’s first shipping-container apartments look cool…and cold. [UrbanTurf]
- D.C. United anticipates nearly half of fans will arrive at new stadium by transit. [WBJ]
- Where D.C.’s “creative class” lives. [DCist]
- More details on a development coming to the 600 block of H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
- Metro adds Silver Line bike racks to meet demand. [PlanItMetro]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci, is on vacation. (tips? email@example.com)
- Larger-than-life bronze sculptures of walking bodies have been installed on New York Avenue by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. [Art Daily]
- Should bands police their stage-diving, slam-dancing audience members? [Bandwidth]
- A mock funeral and genuine tears for the Corcoran Gallery of Art [Arts Desk]
- Listen to Laughing Man‘s hazy, psychedelic “Body Cop.” [DCist]
- A dizzying collection of photos from Saturday’s Art All Night [BYT]
- Rosie O’Donnell‘s Bentzen Ball show has been canceled. [Arts Desk]
- A review of the Washington Concert Opera’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Wolf Trap [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to find kimchi on everything from tostadas to hot dogs [NoVa Mag]
- 11 hottest brunches in D.C. [Zagat]
- Alba Osteria owner to open French restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle [WBJ]
- Tom Sietsema‘s number 10 restaurant this fall is Boss Shepherd’s. [Post]
- Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill returns to Tel’Veh Wine Bar. [Popville]
- Zabver Thai takes over former Adam Express space in Mount Pleasant. [The 42]
- Zentan becomes an izakaya and hires a new chef. [Washingtonian]
- Willie’s Bar opens in Chevy Chase. [Eater]