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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News continues to come out of this morning’s shooting at the Navy Yard, where at least 10 people have reportedly been shot. Follow City Desk for updates.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. Council panel recommends censure for Marion Barry. [LL]
- Councilman Tommy Wells is expected to introduce legislation Monday that would increase the minimum wage over the next two years to $10.25 an hour. [News4]
- D.C.’s top preservation group has decided not to push to get the Washington Post building declared a historical landmark. [Washington Post]
- The mystery over the firing over GWU’s business dean deepens. [Hatchet]
- After Post investigation, Mayor Vince Gray cancels some 2013 tax lien sales. [LL]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Wavering Wells?: With the Large Retailer Accountability Act up for a veto override vote tomorrow, a labor group is targeting mayoral hopeful Wells.
Fancy!: Diners at Zentan can order sake flights.
Take It to the Limit: Plans to change the District’s Height Act look headed for failure.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. Council committee set to recommend a punishment today for Marion Barry‘s latest alleged ethical lapse. [WAMU, LL]
- Panel is close to recommending a censure. [Post]
- David Grosso will introduce a marijuana legalization bill Tuesday. [WAMU]
- Full agenda ahead for Tuesday’s Council meeting. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray uses his weekly radio address to defend the living wage veto. [Post]
- And does the same on CNBC. [WBJ]
- Two critical bridges are fixed, with three to go. [WAMU]
- Preservation League decides the Post building isn’t historic. [Post]
- Jonetta Rose Barras talks whistleblowers. [Post]
- D.C. corruption goes beyond councilmembers. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. cancels 2013 tax lien sales. [LL]
- The emergence of D.C.’s downtown. [Post]
- D.C.’s downtown in its glory days. [Ghosts of DC]
- Why we should keep the Height Act, and, more persuasively, why we shouldn’t. [Post, Post]
- Say goodbye to hookah bars. [WJLA]
- D.C., land of singletons. [UrbanTurf]
- Preservationists won’t stop the redevelopment of the Post building. [Post]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights for under $200k
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Shakespeare Theatre’s conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.’s boom times. [Post]
- Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
- Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
- A movie theater near Nationals Park? [PoPville]
- A WaPo reader defends Fillmore Silver Spring, saying it hosts plenty of community events. [Post]
- The story behind the charming poster for this year’s National Book Festival [Post]
- Mary Timony on Black Cat history and D.C.’s next generation of bands [DCist]
- Local comedy: It’s happening [Post]
- Getting to know the dancers in this year’s Fall Festival of Indian Arts [Post]
- More about Jim Lehrer‘s new play [Post]
- Chris Richards‘ Black Cat memories [Post]
- Twenty lessons from Black Cat’s 20 years [BYT]
- Oof: Sarah Kaufman‘s awesome pan of Teshigawara/Karas at KenCen [Post]
- Look: Marvin Gaye mural in Shaw [PoPville]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to savor summer with eating and drink specials [Washingtonian]
- B. Smith’s closing at Union Station. [WBJ]
- Filipino restaurant from an owner of Room 11 coming to 11th St. NW. [PoPville]
- Cooking to Mexico Cultural Institute chef Pati Jinich [Eater]
- Eight Korean staples you need to know [Zagat]
- What to expect from La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma [Post]
- Cakelove now offering cake in a jar. [BYT]