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.
Good morning, readers. New entry today on the list of things that can kill you: trampolines.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Replacement refs! [WTOP]
- Zoo doesn’t know what killed panda cub. [City Desk]
- Michael Brown‘s at-large campaign didn’t report almost $8,500 in contributions. [Examiner]
- And Brown’s treasurer’s lawyer says his client was told to take money from the account. [Post]
- Proposed law could decriminalize some gun and ammo charges. [Times]
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Warning Signs Ignored: The city’s Certified Business Enterprise program is so broken, a Rockville company was awarded a contract less than a month after potentially abusing the CBE program on another contract.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Warrior lawyer says Michael Brown ordered former campaign treasurer to take campaign money but not report it; Brown says that ain’t true.[Post]
- OCF audit finds more problems with Brown’s campaign [Examiner]
- Jim Graham, whose former chief of staff took oodles of FBI money from the cab industry, gets feisty with Uber owner over limo regulations [City Desk]
- What’s up with Jack Evans wanting a gambling study? [Examiner]
- AG against Mendo’s ammo bill. [Times]
- Community group displeased with Ralph Nader’s library activism. [Post]
- Pepco workers could go on strike. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- DDOT revamps the chaotic intersection by the 9:30 Club. [GGW]
- The housing market takes a big step toward normal. [TruliaTrends]
- JBG hopes to replace 13th and U streets NW Rite Aid with eight-story mixed-use building. [WBJ]
- Looking back at D.C.’s turnaround. [Post]
- Va. Gov. McDonnell says his state may chip in for longer Metro hours post-Nats games. [Examiner]
- D.C. 1, travel gnome 0. [DCist]
- Skyland redevelopment inches forward, with raze permits. [WBJ]
- Local ANC backs Anacostia RiverFront project. [DC Mud]
- Amtrak to test faster trains; rest of developed world still not impressed. [Post]
- Today on the market: Brick beauty in LeDroit(ish)
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Ready your tear ducts: StoryCorps is coming to Arlington’s Columbia Pike Branch Library till Oct. 20 [Patch]
- Hey, Nationals: Verizon Center paid for Metro to run late after Madonna… [DCist]
- …and former City Paper columnist Dave McKenna was there to capture it all. [Post]
- Community groups to Ralph Nader: Stop screwing with West End Library! [Post]
- WaPo dunks its foot into the tar pit-like debate over hipsters [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ten rules for brunch [Washingtonian]
- Marvin expands into second floor of Blackbyrd. [PoP]
- Barbara Walters is the latest recipient of a White House beer bottle. [Obama Foodorama]
- Liquor board fines and suspends Mood Lounge. [EastShawDC]
- Harrar Coffee & Roastery coming to 2904 Georgia Ave. NW. [New Columbia Heights]
- Five facts about the new Matchbox, coming to 14th St. NW [Eater]
- Ooh DaT ChiCken food truck launches today in McPherson Square. [Twitter via Food Truck Fiesta]
- San Francisco critic gives his take on the D.C. dining scene. [ISSF]