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The woman who was shot by police near the U.S. Capitol Thursday after a high speed car chase had a history of mental-health issues and reportedly thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her.


  • Former managers of a District charter school deny allegations that they stole millions of dollars from the school. [Post]
  • The council race to replace mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells‘s Ward 6 seat got two potential new candidates: Wells’ chief of staff, Charles Allen, who as all but officially announced his candidacy and Darrel Thompson, who is leaving his job as a staffer for Sen. Harry Reid to run for the seat. [Loose Lips]
  • The FishbowlDC lawsuit is being settled. [City Desk]
  • The National Cathedral is offering its facilities for couples who had their weddings canceled because of the shutdown. [News4]


Wreck-it Ralph: ICYMI, our latest cover story on how Ralph Nader—-legendary consumer advocate, five-time presidential nominee—-managed to piss off a whole neighborhood by getting involved D.C. library politics.

Truck Down: Food trucks are taking a big financial hit because of the government shutdown.

Fee Cycle: A D.C. program intended to help low-income people purchase homes is actually trapping them in mixed-income buildings.

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

  • Judge puts charter school allegedly involved in self-dealing schemes into receivership. [Post]
  • Shutdown stops D.C. Medicaid payments. [Post]
  • With petition deadline approaching, Vince Gray says he’ll decide on running for a second term in a few weeks. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. Council sets hearing date for living wage bills hearing. [Post]
  • Ralph Nader, D.C. library gadfly. [WCP]
  • Officials won’t say when the streetcar will be done. [WAMU]
  • Building permits rise again. [WBJ]
  • Shutdown means busy days for Bikeshare. [Washingtonian]
  • Post ed board wants Democrats to back the District’s spending bill. [Post]

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

  • Metro considers removing bus stops to speed service. [PlanItMetro]
  • GSA says rent payments will continue. [WBJ]
  • The 14th and R NW of the future. [UrbanTurf]
  • Here’s who profits during the shutdown. [Atlantic Cities]
  • The rise and fall of the only Chinese restaurant east of the river. [GGW]
  • Huge addition coming to NoMa building. [WBJ]
  • Test score inflation? It’s more complicated than that. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Edgewood rowhouse for $600k(!)

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Shutdown feeds the hungry maw of the Capitol Steps. [Post]
  • Heurich House Museum closes because of gas leak. [PoPville]
  • Ford’s Theatre will host free performances of The Laramie Project. [Arts Desk]
  • Four artists to see at (e)merge Art Fair this weekend [Arts Desk]
  • DJ Heat launches new website, dumbrappersneedteaching.com. [DRNT]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • This guy is annoyed by shutdown food and drink specials. [Breitbart]
  • Shutdown deals for those who don’t have a government ID [Eater]
  • Stop stealing stuff from Baby Wale. [Post]
  • Newton’s Noodles is finally open. [PoPville]
  • Burger topped with communion wafer stirs controversy. [HuffPost]
  • Members-only supper club coming to D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Chef’s celiac diagnosis inspires gluten-free menu at Bazin’s on Church. [NoVa Mag]