District Line Daily: The Deadly Car Chase That Shook D.C.
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The woman who was shot by police near the U.S. Capitol Thursday after a high speed car chase had a history of mental-health issues and reportedly thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Former managers of a District charter school deny allegations that they stole millions of dollars from the school. [Post]
- The council race to replace mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells's Ward 6 seat got two potential new candidates: Wells' chief of staff, Charles Allen, who as all but officially announced his candidacy and Darrel Thompson, who is leaving his job as a staffer for Sen. Harry Reid to run for the seat. [Loose Lips]
- The FishbowlDC lawsuit is being settled. [City Desk]
- The National Cathedral is offering its facilities for couples who had their weddings canceled because of the shutdown. [News4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Wreck-it Ralph: ICYMI, our latest cover story on how Ralph Nader—legendary consumer advocate, five-time presidential nominee—managed to piss off a whole neighborhood by getting involved D.C. library politics.
Truck Down: Food trucks are taking a big financial hit because of the government shutdown.
Fee Cycle: A D.C. program intended to help low-income people purchase homes is actually trapping them in mixed-income buildings.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Judge puts charter school allegedly involved in self-dealing schemes into receivership. [Post]
- Shutdown stops D.C. Medicaid payments. [Post]
- With petition deadline approaching, Vince Gray says he'll decide on running for a second term in a few weeks. [Washingtonian]
- D.C. Council sets hearing date for living wage bills hearing. [Post]
- Ralph Nader, D.C. library gadfly. [WCP]
- Officials won't say when the streetcar will be done. [WAMU]
- Building permits rise again. [WBJ]
- Shutdown means busy days for Bikeshare. [Washingtonian]
- Post ed board wants Democrats to back the District's spending bill. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Metro considers removing bus stops to speed service. [PlanItMetro]
- GSA says rent payments will continue. [WBJ]
- The 14th and R NW of the future. [UrbanTurf]
- Here's who profits during the shutdown. [Atlantic Cities]
- The rise and fall of the only Chinese restaurant east of the river. [GGW]
- Huge addition coming to NoMa building. [WBJ]
- Test score inflation? It's more complicated than that. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Edgewood rowhouse for $600k(!)
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Shutdown feeds the hungry maw of the Capitol Steps. [Post]
- Heurich House Museum closes because of gas leak. [PoPville]
- Ford's Theatre will host free performances of The Laramie Project. [Arts Desk]
- Four artists to see at (e)merge Art Fair this weekend [Arts Desk]
- DJ Heat launches new website, dumbrappersneedteaching.com. [DRNT]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- This guy is annoyed by shutdown food and drink specials. [Breitbart]
- Shutdown deals for those who don't have a government ID [Eater]
- Stop stealing stuff from Baby Wale. [Post]
- Newton's Noodles is finally open. [PoPville]
- Burger topped with communion wafer stirs controversy. [HuffPost]
- Members-only supper club coming to D.C. [Washingtonian]
- Chef's celiac diagnosis inspires gluten-free menu at Bazin's on Church. [NoVa Mag]