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District Line Daily: A Moving Election

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A judge in federal court weighed whether the District attorney general race would remain on the ballot in 2014, but it seems legal technicalities may make it difficult to do.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • There have been 165 logged suicide attempts in two years at the D.C. jail. [Washington Post]
  • Elissa Silverman will not be running in the upcoming at-large Democratic primary. [Loose Lips]
  • The man fatally shot near a Southeast D.C. elementary school may have been involved in a shootout with multiple gunmen. [News4]
  • Starting today, District mayoral candidates can start circulating petitions to secure their spots on next year's ballot. [WAMU]

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

Tokyo Drift: ICYMI, in the cover of the latest issue of Washington City Paper: D.C. punk band E.D. Sedgwick goes on tour in Japan and things go—well, you'll see.

NoMaWood: NoMa goes Hollywood: a 10-screen movie theater is opening in NoMa in fall 2016.

Bunny Spotting: The District needs your help in tracking its tiny rabbit population.

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

  • Paul Zukerberg makes his case for keeping the attorney general election in 2014;  Judge on ballot language mix-up: "Somebody did a lousy job here." [Post]
  • Elissa Silverman counts herself out of Democratic At-Large race, Shadow Rep. Nate Bennett-Fleming is in. [Post, LL, LL]
  • Rock Newman and Andy Shallal told Vince Gray that Shallal would stay out of the race if the mayor ran. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. students post gains in test scores. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board is pumped. [Post]
  • Metro lost $5.5 million in revenue during the shutdown. [WAMU]
  • Cabbies unhappy about mayoral spokesman Pedro Ribeiro's "third world" remark about the cab system. [Washingtonian]
  • DNA led police to suspect in cold case. [Post]
  • Howard ditches its CFO. [Post]
  • Ron Moten: affluent Washingtonians insulated from violence. [Times]
  • No, Metro car seats won't match their line color. [Post]

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

  • Why is D.C. giving grants to bars? [Y&H]
  • Surveyors are measuring the Washington Monument to make sure it hasn't sunk (or shrunk). [AP]
  • The Hecht's building could go residential. [Post]
  • Southwest BID plans hit a bump. [WBJ]
  • No, D.C. under the Height Act isn't like Paris. [GGW]
  • Old Georgetown Board doesn't hate West Heating Plant proposal. [WBJ]
  • And you thought D.C.'s streetcar was contentious. [Streetsblog]
  • GSA goes from desk-sharing to car-sharing. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Country living, close to Costco

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

  • Big week for D.C. music: Fat Trel signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and Mary Timony's Ex Hex signs to Merge. [Arts Desk, Arts Desk]
  • A movie theater is coming to NoMa. [Housing Complex]
  • Following WAMU's recent story, WTOP does its own piece on photographer Lloyd Wolf's documentation of death shrines. [WTOP]
  • A remembrance of the influential D.C. DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy [WAMU]
  • DJ Heat interviews Alexandria rapper Black Cobain. [DC Mumbo Sauce]
  • Alexandria's Black History Museum spotlights living legends. [Post]
  • More on Mia Feuer's "An Unkindness," on view at the Corcoran. [Post]

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

  • Nine must-try meatballs around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Oohhs and Aahhs on U Street NW to open second location on Georgia Avenue NW. [WBJ]
  • Ten new happy hours to try now [Washingtonian]
  • Ancient Mexico inspires the look at Agua 301, coming to Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • Osteria Morini will open in Navy Yard in about three weeks. [Post]
  • Astro Doughnuts now available at Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown. [PoPville]
  • The one thing no else has covered about Bluejacket? The bathrooms. [DCist]
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