District Line Daily: At-Large Race Gets Larger
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Three more hopefuls have jumped into the already ridiculously crowded field of candidates vying for the open at-large D.C. Council seat. The latest candidates: failed mayoral candidate Christian Carter, frequent candidate Calvin Gurley, and Ward 7 resident Courtney R. Snowden, who holds an alternate national committeewoman spot on the D.C. Democratic State Committee.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Officials are looking for a man in his late teens who allegedly assaulted a woman around noon Monday on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which runs from Union Station to Silver Spring in Northeast. Police believe the attack was sexually motivated. [News4]
- While D.C. may be primed for young, single millennials in their 20s, it seems that millennials in their 30s are considering leaving the city because it is too costly. [Post]
- The Arlington County Board voted to demolish the "Deep Throat" parking garage in Rosslyn. [WAMU]
- The disciplinary hearings start today for the firefighters accused of failing to help an elderly man who collapsed outside of a fire station and later died. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Hot in Here: In honor of the heat wave burning D.C., trash pickup will start an hour earlier this week.
Spineless Move: The National Zoo will permanently close its Invertebrate Exhibit this weekend to save $1 million annually.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The D.C. streetlight contract catastrophe, somehow, continues. [WBJ]
- Elissa Silverman kicks off her campaign in Shaw. [LL]
- The at-large race gets three more candidates. [LL]
- More on Marion Barry's memoir. [WAMU, Post, Post]
- Oh no: D.C. advances further in Olympic consideration. [WAMU]
- Metro approaches Silver Line opening. [WAMU]
- Will D.C. lose its millennials? [Post]
- High heat means earlier trash pickup. [City Desk]
- Capitol Hill fire was a suicide, according to authorities. [City Desk, Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is on vacation. (tips? email@example.com)
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Hillary Clinton got personal in her talk at Lisner Auditorium on Friday. [Arts Desk]
- Leo DiCaprio is coming to town for the State Department's Ocean Conference. Hope they have enough lifeboats. [Post]
- Photos from U Street Music Hall's Union BBQ [Bandwidth]
- D.C.-based Dominican bachata singer Optimo dropped a new album, Amor de Guerra, and it's a dark one. [New York Times]
- Museums and galleries top this list of "stunning" wedding venues in D.C. [Racked]
- Listen to the first single from Railsplitter's upcoming EP, Somewhere on Earth. [DCist]
- Surprise, surprise: Antonin Scalia doesn't like rock music. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is on vacation. (tips? email@example.com)