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District Line Daily: Bloody Week

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Twenty-one people have been struck by gunfire in D.C. since Friday, including seven people last night and early this morning. One of these victims has died.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The Washington football team officially appealed the U.S. trademark board's decision to strip the team of its federal trademark. [City Desk]
  • Mayoral debate organizers say they will hold their debates even if leading candidate, and elusive debater, Muriel Bowser decides not to attend. [Post]
  • The new Silver Line is still frustrating Blue Line commuters, particularly at the Rosslyn Metro station. [WAMU]
  • The Capital Beltway, the road connecting Maryland and Virginia, turns 50 years old this weekend. [WTOP]

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

Beer Week: The 2014 Beer Issueyour hub for everything beer in D.C.is here. Have at it.

NY Invasion: Five percent of D.C. residents were born in New York. That's more than were born in Maryland or Virginia.

Disruptive Art: Ballston will soon be home to a rotating collection of technocentric art installations.

Stationary Drinking: Online-based booze delivery services are now legal in D.C.

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

  • Debate organizers say they'll hold event even if Muriel Bowser skips out. [Post]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras: Where are the mayoral candidates on housing? [Post]
  • 21 people shot in the District since Friday. [Post]
  • Bowser talks tech investment. [WBJWBJ]
  • Hine development wins court backing. [Housing ComplexWBJ,
  • District takes another shot at St. Elizabeths infrastructure. [WBJ]
  • DDOT workers go after Rosslyn "love locks." [Post]
  • Alcohol board OK's booze delivery services. [City DeskPostWBJ]
  • More on tattoo parlors' complaints about new Department of Health tat regulations. [WAMU]
  • Rosslyn Metro station misses performance goals. [WAMU]

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

  • Where D.C. residents come from (not D.C., mostly). [NYT,City Desk]
  • Get ready for real-time Metro and bus information in many more D.C.-area buildings. [Post]
  • Before statehood, D.C. needs a plan to pay for its justice system. [Roll Call]
  • Metro takes an accidental journey around the world. [City Desk]
  • After canceling solicitation for St. Elizabeths infrastructure, city reissues it. [WBJ]
  • One of the biggest problems of homelessness is sleeplessness. [CityLab]
  • Today on the market: Brightwood Park rowhouse in need of an upgrade—$457,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What can the local jazz community learn from Fort Reno? [CapitalBop]
  • Ballston's public art docket this fall: apps on apps on apps [Arts Desk]
  • Meet local vocalist Kacey Williams of Black Alley, which headlines Carter Barron's neo-soul night tonight. [Post]
  • A local man has raised more than $30,000 on Kickstarter to get Kenny Loggins to play a concert in his living room. And now, Archer voice actor H. Jon Benjamin is trying to raise $15,000 to fly to D.C. to introduce him. [DCist]
  • Can D.C.'s art scene survive without traditional galleries? [Arts Desk]
  • How Washington City Paper's art director, Carey Jordan, made this week's Beer Issue cover out of hops and malt [City Desk]
  • Watch McLean artist Emilie Brzezinski, who's in her 80s, carve tree trunks into sculptures with a chainsaw. [Post]
  • Photos of Twin Peaks, the Lemons, and the Sea Life at DC9 [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman  (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Beer Issue is here. [WCP]
  • Online booze delivery services can now operate in D.C. [City Desk]
  • More details about Momofuku Milk Bar coming to D.C. [Post]
  • Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria opens on U St. NW. [PoPville]
  • Is it too soon for pumpkin beer? [Drink DC]
  • Seasonal Pantry fried chicken pop-up continues today. [Zagat]
  • What to do with late summer produce [BYT]
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