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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? lips@washingtoncitypaper.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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • 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? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.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? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]

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