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The latest issue of City Paper is on stands today, and our coverage package explores what it means for D.C. to join an ever-growing list of shooting rampage sites.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Navy Yard employees return to work today. [News4]
- In the wake the deadly shooting, Mayor Vince Gray calls for stricter gun control legislation. [Post]
- A look at what it took for D.C. agencies to lock down Navy Yard and the surrounding area during the shooting. [Housing Complex]
- Will the mixed-use nature of the redeveloped West End Library impede the library’s design? [Housing Complex]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Spirit Animals: Niche bars are giving esoteric and underappreciated spirits more love than ever in the District.
No Silver Lining: Metro’s Silver Line will make life worse in the District long before it makes it better.
Labored Labor Relations:Mayor Vince Gray’s once cozy relationship with labor unions has become strained because he vetoed the Walmart living wage bill. If he runs, what does this mean for his re-election chances?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Natwar Gandhi‘s potential replacement as CFO is being vetted. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray will reintroduce his campaign finance bill. [WAMU]
- Post ed board calls Jack Evans “tone-deaf” for his opposition to censuring Marion Barry. [Post]
- Gray says D.C. is “vulnerable” to other areas’ gun laws. [WAMU]
- How D.C. goes about locking down a neighborhood. [Housing Complex]
- The would-be Family Research Council shooter is being sentenced today. [NBC 4]
- Woman sexually assaulted in Shaw at her job. [Post]
- The Silver Line will make Metro worse for a long time. [City Desk]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A Metro map, to scale! [Behance]
- For those of you who won’t be riding the Silver Line, it’ll make your life worse. [City Desk]
- Navy Yard resumes operations today. [WJLA]
- Work gets underway on a solar-powered development near H Street NE. [ElevationDC]
- Half of D.C. cabs have credit card readers. [City Desk]
- Our federal overlords give us permission for Pennsylvania Avenue zebras. [GGW]
- And you thought D.C. drivers were assholes. [Atlantic Cities]
- D.C.’s traffic lights are not as timely as they could be. [NBC4]
- The Southwest BID is one step closer to reality. [SWTLQTC]
- Today on the market: 16th Street Heights, with columns
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announces he’ll retire in 2014. [Arts Desk]
- Helen Hayes Awards to be split into two tiers. [Arts Desk]
- Local theater leaders react to the Helen Hayes reforms. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
- Read this: Monica Hesse digs deep into a local guy’s plans to send a pair of local rappers, Pacman and Peso, to North Korea. [Post]
- Virgin Mobile FreeFest schedule announced [Arts Desk]
- More about Valerie Plame‘s spy novel, Blowback [Post]
- Check out plans for the new West End Library. [WBJ]
- The National Book Festival doesn’t expect the Navy Yard shooting to impact attendance this weekend. [WBJ]
- An interview with Sunwolf, makers of this year’s best local rock anthem (thus far) [D.C. Music Download]
- Brendan Canty reviews Múm. [The Talkhouse]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 best pizzas in D.C. [DCist]
- Frank Bruni on the joys of being a regular [NYT]
- Sneak peek at the Fainting Goat on U Street NW [PoPville]
- Minibar has a new menu. [Washingtonian]
- Chef Geoff Tracy speaks out against proposed minimum wage hike. [WBJ]
- Daikaya launches lunch with loco moco. [Eater]
- What to eat and drink at the H Street Festival this weekend. [Post]