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Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown, who is currently in jail, is still fighting the D.C. ethics board’s charges against him—-charges that could result in large fines. Documents show he is arguing the city’s ethics rules “do not cover the circumstances of an FBI sting operation.”


  • Washington football team players showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, walking onto the field with their arms raised and palms forward, the sign for “don’t shoot.” [WAMU]
  • Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near the Petworth Metro station Sunday night. [Post]
  • The police union will endorse David Catania for mayor. [Loose Lips]
  • IRS agents seized documents from the troubled and mismanaged Park Southern housing complex in Ward 8 last week, the closest thing that mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser has to a political scandal. [Loose Lips]


Rent is Still Damn High: If there’s so many new apartments being built in the city, why is there still a housing shortage? Most people can’t afford the new units being built.

Petition Parlay: The at-large council candidates scrap over petitions. Also, someone forges Mayor Vince Gray‘s signature.

Uber vs. Corner Stores: Forget taxis, Uber is now trying to corner the corner store market.

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

  • Police union endorses David Catania for mayor. [LLPost]
  • At-large candidate Brian Hart challenges rival Kishan Putta‘s petitions. [LL]
  • IRS seizes finance records connected to Muriel Bowser‘s supporters operations of Park Southern housing complex. [LLPost, NBC4, WAMU]
  • Michael Brown, now in prison, doesn’t want to pay his ethics fine. [Post]
  • Whites victims in majority of reported race hate crimes in 2013. [Times]
  • High-end apartments leave affordable housing lacking. [WBJ]
  • Home prices hit record levels. [WBJ]
  • Schools boss Kaya Henderson will soon be on Georgetown University’s board. [Post]

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

  • Kids: Does D.C. really need them? [Post]
  • Besides, it costs $342,552 to raise a child in D.C. [NerdWallet]
  • New FBI headquarters? Metro says bring it on. (Especially in Greenbelt.) [PlanItMetro]
  • Vacant house on P Street NW collapses. [WJLA]
  • In Honest Tea experiment, D.C. moves from least honest to most improved. [USA Today]
  • More than twice as many people born in D.C. move to Maryland than stay in D.C. [NYT]
  • Today on the market: Deanwood rental house—-$270,000

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

  • Viewed from the top of the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery’s fall installation made of dirt and sand will look like a big face. [Post]
  • Ian MacKaye on self-destruction, looking up to Ted Nugent, and why Dischord’s still around after 33 years [Bandwidth]
  • Big surprise: Bao Bao won the Smithsonian’s internal competition for the most iconic item in its collection. [DCist]
  • Four local musicians on pursuing their art as a full-time profession [D.C. Music Download]
  • Marion Barry grabbed the mic for a rendition of “Stormy Monday” at Takoma’s Republic on Monday. [Young & Hungry]
  • Pro tips for winning Wolf Trap’s Sound of Music sing-along and costume contest this Saturday [Post]
  • Carrie‘s prom scene, but with a little less blood: Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters do that whole ice bucket thing. [D.C. Music Download]
  • Photos of United Nations, Frameworks, and Black Clouds at the Rock & Roll Hotel [BYT]

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

  • The state of the D.C. beer scene in 2014 [DC Beer]
  • The best happy hours in 15 D.C. neighborhoods. [Thrillist]
  • Master Chinese chef Peter Chang to open restaurant in Rockville Town Square. [Post]
  • Mr. Smith’s will relocate to Chadwicks, which will close. [Eater]
  • Maple in Columbia Heights now has a back patio. [PoPville]
  • Revisiting D.C.’s mainstay restaurants. [Zagat]
  • Chefs start to see real cost savings from kitchen gardens. [WBJ]