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So far, 164 individuals and families have signed up for the District's locally created online insurance exchange. Another 12,294 people and 426 small businesses have created accounts on the website.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Next up in the Post's millennial series: Young parents struggling to find good schools for their kids in the District. [Post]
  • D.C.'s medical marijuana program is off to a slow start, with only 59 patients enrolling in its first three months. [Post]
  • Police are looking for two men who were caught on tape robbing the District's Maury Elementary School with their shirts over their heads.  [D.C. Crime Stories]
  • The Onion tackles the controversy over the Washington football team's name. [The Onion]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Bike Loose: A new law will legally allow bikers to cross intersections with pedestrians, even if the traffic light turns green after the pedestrian light tells people to start walking.

Generation What?: Based on the Post's colorful descriptions, this is the ultimate millennial.

Fiction Issue: D.C. writers, submit your work to WCP's fiction issue.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Restrictions cause medical pot sales to lag. [Post]
  • D.C. United stadium pressure group states goals. [Post]
  • New law lets cyclists use Barnes Dances traffic lights. [Housing Complex]
  • Despite hearing, info on Pepco's undergrounding plan remains private for now. [Post]
  • Metro settles crash lawsuit. [WTOP]
  • Post ed board: hurray for Kaya Henderson. [Post]
  • Shutdown pushes Height Act meeting. [WBJ]
  • Shirtless thieves rob D.C. school. [WTOP]
  • 164 people have bought insurance on the D.C. exchange. [WBJ]
  • Developer who doesn't use the post office appreciates Georgetown post office's legacy. [WBJ]
  • Police chief Cathy Lanier involved in Emily Miller's latest gun series. [Times]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • It's official: Whole Foods coming to Navy Yard. [UrbanTurf]
  • Proposal would replace Petworth Liquors with seven-story residential building. [WBJ]
  • Young professionals still wary of sending their kids to public schools. [Post]
  • More on the renovation of the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. [WBJ]
  • A roundup of the projects coming to 11th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]
  • City and Pepco would split power line undergrounding costs 50/50. [WJLA]
  • Next up for the D.C. United stadium: an environmental review meeting. [SWTLQTC]
  • Today on the market: Two-story Georgetown condo

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
  • Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
  • Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
  • The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a reenactment of The Beatles' 1964 concert at the Washington Coliseum. [Post]
  • What would MLK Library look like if some of these shortlisted architecture firms took a whack at it? [Housing Complex]
  • Georgetown architect Robert Bell purchases the old Georgetown theater building on Wisconsin Avenue NW. [Georgetowner]
  • Life According to Sam, a documentary directed by local filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, will debut on HBO. [WTOP]
  • Submit to Washington City Paper's fiction issue! [Arts Desk]
  • Here are your official Halloween costume options, D.C. [BYT]
  • Warning: photos of Bruce Villanch herein [BYT]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Lupo Verde Italian restaurant on 14th Street NW will adopt a sheep. [Eater]
  • A peek inside the fridge of chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac [BYT]
  • Virginia's liquor board cracks down on wine tastings and dinners. [WBJ]
  • Why lines are overrated and totally empty restaurants are underrated [Tyler Cowen]
  • Ten Halloween candies that will make you a TP target. [Washingtonian]
  • Toki Underground will pop up at Union Market and begin serving lunch. [Don Rockwell]
  • Where to eat and drink on Halloween [Zagat]
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    That $65 budget cut is really going to cripple the Smithsonian.

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