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Out: Tysons Corner. In: Tysons. Just Tysons.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Creepy steroid-born meningitis spotted in Maryland and Virginia could be in 23 states. [Post]
- Yvette Alexander fine with $1,000 speed camera tickets, if it comes to that. [LL]
- No bumpy tiles for the blind at a quarter of Metro stations. [Examiner]
- Post investigation of CFO’s office starts bearing fruit as head of internal affairs resigns. [Post]
- Still no charges in alleged theft of Michael Brown‘s campaign money. [WTOP]
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Digital Domination: As D.C.’s theaters switch from celluloid film to digital, what’s being lost?
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- After several months of investigating Michael Brown‘s allegedly stolen campaign money, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says there isn’t enough evidence (yet?) to bring charges. [WTOP]
- Head of internal affairs at OCFO quits, says he doesn’t like “the direction the agency is going” [Post]
- Is Allen Lew working against the mayor’s vision for a sustainable D.C.? [Times]
- Leon Swain makes his case. [Examiner]
- OCF and Muriel Bowser not on same page when it comes to conflict-of-interest disclosures [Examiner]
- Barack Obama promised you wouldn’t have to change your health insurance if you didn’t want to. D.C. has different ideas. [Post]
- Airports board member tells Ray LaHood to stay out of local affairs. [WAMU]
- Hill East back in play, again [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- JBG goes big in NoMa. [DCmud]
- Incomes lag behind housing costs. [GGW]
- A look at the successes of the Housing Trust Fund. [Housing for All]
- D.C. hunts for a Hill East developer. [WBJ]
- The latest step in the Sherman Ave. makeover. [UrbanTurf]
- K Street apartment building goes up in flames. [WJLA]
- Judge considers legality of controversial pro-Israel ads in Metro stations. [BLT]
- Those were the (flag) days. [Ghosts of DC]
- Got 2 go 2 G-town? No G2 to help you. [GGW]
- D.C. asking prices continue to rise. [UrbanTurf]
- Douglas Development raises $93 million for Chinatown. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: A slice of suburbia in Michigan Park
ARTS LINKS, by Alex Baca (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Are martinis better the James Bond way? [NPR]
- TaKorean opens in Union Market this weekend. [Washingtonian]
- 42 bars will be allowed to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on Columbus Day. [Post]
- Reactions to Life After Top Chef [Eater]
- Snallygaster beer festival survival guide [BYT]
- Rogue 24 chef RJ Cooper will star in Chefs of Anarchy. [WBJ]
- Embers Grill opens in near Georgetown Law School. [PoP]