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The District’s Circulator bus network is set for a major expansion, one that could add six new routes and extend four others. On Tuesday, the District Department of Transportation released a comprehensive report making the case for the new routes its considering.


  • The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation to restrict who can obtain a license to carry a gun in public. [City Desk]
  • The much-maligned “yoga” or “gym” tax goes into effect next week. [Post]
  • A body found in Prince George’s County is believed to be that of former D.C. treasurer Lasana Mack, who was reported missing on Sept. 15. Officials say the death appears to be a suicide. [News4]
  • Councilmember Vince Orange says the District is shortchanging small business owners by more than $1 billion. [Post]


Pay Up: Another stripper says Stadium Club has not paid her any wages for her work at the club.

The Real Deal: Indigineous artist and performer Gregg Deal‘s  latest performance, “Redskin,” premiers at Art All Night at 7 p.m. this Saturday. Over the course of eight hours, Deal will endure a flurry of insults and transgressions from other performers dressed as typical Pigskins fans.

Home News: Did you move to D.C. recently? Help WCP out and tell us about it.

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

  • D.C. Council passes gun bill it didn’t want. [City DeskPost, WAMUTimes]
  • Vincent Orange says Vince Gray‘s administration owes small businesses $1 billion. [LLPost]
  • Bills from David Catania, Gray aim to fix affordable housing problem at Chinatown apartment building. [Housing Complex]
  • Carol Schwartz puts out an affordable housing plan. [Post]
  • You’ve got one more week before the yoga tax. [Post]
  • The many, many groups whose debates Muriel Bowser is skipping. [NBC4]
  • Kenyan McDuffie bill would quash Indian-themed school mascots. [City DeskPost]
  • Circulator bus expansion in the works. [Housing Complex, WAMU, Post]
  • Politically connected Chinatown business owner Tony Cheng gets probation. [LL]
  • Washington Blade picks up gay activist Rick Rosendall as a columnist. [Blade]
  • The charter school board gets a new member. [Post]

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

  • Georgetown parking lot will become two stories of retail (and more parking). [WBJ]
  • Arlington moves a step closer to launching its own streetcar. [Post]
  • Capitol Gateway project, with Walmart, will break ground next year. [WBJ]
  • Vince Gray tries again to cut taxes on tech investments. [Post]
  • How the bubble exacerbated housing segregation [CityLab]
  • Pepco shareholders approve merger with Exelon. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Brightwood Park rowhouse—$489,000

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

  • Local artist Gregg Deal, who’ll appear on the Daily Show‘s panel of indigenous people against the Washington football team’s name, will endure eight hours of racist heckling in a performance piece this Saturday. [Arts Desk]
  • Tysons Corner’s 1st Stage theater is getting more calls about Silver Line transit options than about the full-frontal male nudity in Take Me Out. [Post]
  • Barbara Bear, who sees more than 100 theater productions each year, won the Gary Lee Maker Audience Award for her dedicated patronage. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • In honor of Rock Creek Park’s 124th anniversary, some really old photos [DCist]
  • McLean author Kristin Battista-Frazee (daughter of Deep Throat distributor Anthony Battista) on her new memoir, The Pornographer’s Daughter [Washingtonian]
  • Dare you not to squeal. Photos of the Wiener 500 dachshund race [BYT]