Loose Lips

Morning Links

D.C. stops paying out tax refunds during the shutdown. [NBC 4]

The shutdown could hold up other city payments, too. [Post]

Board of Ethics-Inspector General spat gets its day at the D.C. Council. [Post]

Police: DCFEMS ambulance fires weren't arson. [Post]

Ahead of minimum wage debate, D.C. isn't keeping up with cost-of-living increases. [Post]

Ward 6 candidate Darrel Thompson launches his campaign. [Blade]

Office of Tax and Revenue error on gas prices means big money for gas stations. [Post]

Capitol Heights store owner allegedly trafficked in stolen electronics. [WTOP]

Growing up in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. [WAMU]

Shutdown blocks investigation into fatal Metro construction accident. [Times]

The downtown Christian Scientist church is nearly no more. [WBJ]

Trucker threatens to besiege the Beltway, arrest congressmen, hassle anyone not using their hashtag. [U.S. News]

Other truckers accuse him of being a false trucker. [Ride for the Constitution]

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