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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.


  • 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]


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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council committee set to recommend a punishment today for Marion Barry‘s latest alleged ethical lapse. [WAMULL]
  • 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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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. [PostPost]
  • 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? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.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]
  • 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? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]