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Hurricane break’s over, it’s news time!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- How Pepco kept the lights on. [Post]
- Do Washingtonians not like the D.C. GOP because of its leadership? Or because it’s the GOP? [Examiner]
- Fire chief retaliated against union president, arbitrator finds. [Times]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: What Sandy Left Behind.
Yay, Pepco: This isn’t your father’s derecho. Somehow, Pepco kept the lights (mostly) on.
Boo, Pepco: Or has the utility just set the bar so low that anything besides total catastrophe looks like a success?
Washington Harbour Survives: Despite a flood-prone history, Washington Harbour in Georgetown has so far survived Sandy-related Potomac flooding.
D.C. Sniper’s Ex-Wife Talks: 10 years after the D.C. sniper attacks, John Allen Muhammad‘s ex-wife has gone on Ricki Lake to talk about the crimes…and how people blamed her for them.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Pepco boss wonders where the love is. [Post]
- Arbitrator says fire chief unlawfully tried to punish union boss. [Times]
- Phil Mendelson and Board of Elections don’t agree on intent of banning-felons-from-elected-office proposal. [DCist]
- D.C. GOP leadership is “impotent,” says Jaffe. [Examiner]
- Vince Gray does damage tour, finds little damage. [Times]
- Back to work, everyone [WTOP]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Got Sandy damage? Here’s what you need to know. [UrbanTurf]
- Sandy throws a wrench in home buying. [Post]
- When it rains on D.C., where’s all the water go? A cartoon explainer. [GGW]
- What happens to all the rats when subway tunnels flood? [NY Mag]
- Fort Myer wants city money for finishing a job early, despite having finished it late. [WBJ]
- Home prices are rising, in D.C. and nationally. [UrbanTurf]
- Imagining a playground spanning the Anacostia. [WJLA]
- The 24/7 virus continues to spread through Northwest restaurants. [PoP]
- Don’t drive here tonight, lest you run over a small zombie or Wookiee. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: A deal in Deanwood
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- City Paper contributor Lindsay Zoladz has a new column on Pitchfork called “Ordinary Machines,” about the meeting points of music, identity, and technology. [Pitchfork]
- Synetic Theater plans a trip to (the country of) Georgia, the birthplace of its two founders. [Post]
- Talking with D.C. artist Carolina Mayorga about her work, which toys with social norms, stereotypes, and religious iconography [East City Art]
- New local book alert: Paul K. Williams’ Lost Washington [The House History Man]
- Aaaand… hurricane knitting! [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- What to toss and what to keep after a power outage [HuffPost]
- Food trucks wait out the storm. [Post]
- A post-hurricane Halloween guide [Washingtonian]
- Piola‘s opening in D.C. still two months away. [Eater]
- Plum Blossom Restaurant reopens in Dupont after owner’s injury. [PoP]
- Thieves steal pizza, get arrested. [DCist]