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Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser is the only Democrat running in a heavily Democratic city. But she’s still running an extremely cautious campaign, refusing to take public stances on controversial issues or engage her opponents in debates.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The H Street NE streetcar will open the first week of November, at the earliest. That’s nearly a year after the District had first hoped it would open. [WAMU]
- As expected, the D.C. Council voted to override Mayor Vince Gray‘s budget veto. [Loose Lips]
- The Metropolitan Police Department is changing its policy of how its police officers get out of paying red light traffic tickets after a six-month WUSA9 investigation. [WUSA9]
- D.C.’s first shipping container apartment are coming to Brookland. [WBJ]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- David Catania pushes mayoral rival Muriel Bowser to investigate some of her supporters in Park Southern housing complex case. [LL, Post]
- Council votes overwhelmingly to override Vince Gray‘s budget veto. [LL, WAMU, Times, Post]
- Bowser wants to keep things quiet this summer, prep for post-Labor Day breakout. [Post]
- National group’s mailer help one candidate in today’s Ward 8 ed board race—-but she says she doesn’t want their help. [LL]
- Attorney general hopeful Edward “Smitty” Smith launches his campaign with a big crowd. [LL]
- Post columnist Petula Dvorak wants the D.C. General homeless shelter shuttered and replaced with smaller shelters. [Post]
- But right now, closing it could make the situation even worse. [Housing Complex]
- Post ed board wishes the District could have saved money by holding a mail-in race in Ward 8. [Post]
- Mary Cheh moves to block controversial Ivy City bus lot with a community center. [Housing Complex]
- Lawsuit challenging First Source hiring continues. [WBJ]
- Breweries can finally sell pints under new law. [WBJ]
- Men protest ban on gay or bisexual blood donations. [Blade]
- Insurers back away from restaurant health exchange. [WBJ]
- Blaze up, says Post columnist Clinton Yates—-let’s legalize it. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (email@example.com)
- Get ready for shipping-container apartments, Brookland. [WBJ]
- D.C.’s allure to foreign investors fades as other U.S. cities rise. [Post]
- Zoning Commission members don’t love Office of Planning’s retreat on parking, accessory units. [GGW]
- An argument in favor of higher transit fares [CityLab]
- Washingtonians talk to their neighbors more than most, but don’t really trust them. [Post]
- A plan to rejuvenate Pennsylvania Avenue [WBJ]
- Silver Line simulation service starts this weekend. [DCist]
- A first look at Ward 8’s first bike lanes [CHOTR]
- All that biker hate is really a sign of cycling success. [CityLab]
- Today on the market: Foggy Bottom 1BR—$378,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Photos of Joy Buttons, Pinkwash, the Sniffs, and Young Trynas at the Dougout [Bandwidth]
- Can Woolly Mammoth attract a younger audience and turn passive audiences into informed, active ones? With Tumblr, it might. [Arts Desk]
- The Corcoran’s lawyers call recent motions to stop its dissolution “obstruction for the sake of obstruction.” [Post]
- Government Issue‘s John Stabb on his flamboyant stagewear and the songs of You [The Vinyl District]
- Pierce Brosnan‘s son is interning on the Hill. [Post]
- Photos from Alex Doll‘s sword-swallowing, fire-breathing Shocked and Amazed show at Artisphere [BYT]
- Listen to Teen Mom‘s clean, twangy new track, “I’m In Love With His Dreams.” [Arts Desk]
- The best first songs from bands’ first albums [BYT]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Tartare makes a comeback. [Post]
- Water & Wall launches Chinese lunch pop-up. [Eater]
- A mini documentary on the guy who’s survived on pizza for 25 years [VICE]
- Ten hot barbecue spots in the D.C. area [Zagat]
- Breweries can now sell pints of beer in their tasting rooms. [WBJ]
- Making shitty food pretentious: mac and cheese edition [BYT]
- Spencer Devon Brewing coming to Fredericksburg this fall. [NoVa Mag]