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DeMorning Links: Natstown USA

With Wednesday’s afternoon win and the Reds’ evening loss, the Nationals clinched the best record in Major League Baseball and the top playoff seed. Meanwhile, the city starts to wrap its head around post-season baseball. The Nats’ first manager, Frank Robinson will throw out the first playoff pitch the city’s seen in eight decades, set for Oct. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Forgotten bodies

Something unexpected is turning up at construction sites throughout the city: human remains. Excavators have inadvertently exhumed long-forgotten burial sites, particularly in Georgetown, Candace Wheeler reports in the Post. The bodies...Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Parking decimation

After a few months’ delay, the city is back with a new plan to overhaul street parking for the disabled. Under the revised proposal, holders of disabled placards would have to pay for parking for the first time. But more than one in 10 parking meters would be a “red top,” reserved for disabled parkers only. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Beefs of staff

As D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown has struggled to salvage his mess of a reelection campaign, eyes now turn to his last campaign: Several ex-staffers from Brown’s 2008 campaign are on the record blasting Brown and his management style (or lack of one) to The Post’s Tim Craig. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Nats and Metro strike a daily deal

The trains will run after late Nationals games — no thanks to team owner Ted Lerner or Major League Baseball, but, thankfully, also no thanks to city taxpayers. Instead LivingSocial is stepping in to bail the Nats out, earning massive amounts of positive publicity and goodwill for a low, low price. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Pepco dyspepsia

D.C. regulators granted Pepco a significant rate increase Wednesday -- not as much as the unpopular utility wanted, but more than a lot of folks believed was warranted. D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) told the Post that Maryland regulators granted a smaller increase and that the D.C. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Goodbye to the Greyhound station

Of all the city landmarks that have fallen during the past decade’s development boom, probably none will be missed less than the old Greyhound bus station at First and L streets NE. But Paul Schwartzman gives missing it a shot: “Where...Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: No more contract meddling?

City legislators are back on the dais this week, and among the new D.C. Council’s business is a bill designed to address a great governmental irony. Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), making good on interview comments last week, says he’ll introduce a bill to end the council’s review of large city contracts. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Obviously not a regional issue

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on WTOP Monday, fielding questions about the Nationals and the team’s refusal to pay the costs for Metro service after late games -- including playoff games. Those costs, McDonnell said, are “obviously a regional issue,” and he said he’s authorized a Metro board member to start discussing options. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: The Uberhearing

The Uber wars come to the D.C. Council today, with a hearing on “sedan-class” vehicle regulations set to begin at 11 a.m. Among those scheduled to testify is Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who has made good on promises to rally public support. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: School closings are coming

School closings haven’t even been announced yet, and already activists are preemptively protesting them. The Washington Post’s Emma Brown reports on a sizable group organized by Empower D.C. that picketed outside D.C. Public Schools headquarters Thursday. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Nats one game away

The Nats came tantalizingly close to overcoming a six-run eighth-inning deficit against the Dodgers last night, only to have Tyler Clippard hang a fastball for Matt Kemp to send over the center field wall. Nats lose, 7-6. But they won...Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Mendo just wants to be liked

It wasn’t so long ago when, for a legislature, the D.C. Council enjoyed sky-high approval ratings. Those days are over, but new Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) pines for them. “I would like to get us back to that,” he said Monday at a news conference ahead of today’s legislative meeting. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: No more contract meddling?

City legislators are back on the dais this week, and among the new D.C. Council’s agenda is a bill designed to address a great governmental irony. Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), making good on interview comments last week, says he’ll introduce a bill to end the council’s review of large city contracts. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Michael Brown’s messes

We know Michael A. Brown’s had some personal financial issues. We also know his campaign has been kind of a mess lately. Now, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we know that the D.C. Council member’s driving record is no lessShow More Summary

DeMorning Links: Party on H Street

What’s quickly becoming the city’s most essential street festival takes place Saturday on H Street NE. Earlier this week, the Going Out Gurus shared some highlights from this year’s H Street Fest, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. between 8th and 14th streets: Music, beer gardens, tattoo and hoagie-eating contests and, of course, “art cars.” Read full article >>

DeMorning Links: Vetting zoo

Tony L. George, the District of Columbia’s chief property tax appraiser, was fired from his previous job in 2010 over concerns about his lowering of property assessments and after prompting a federal discrimination lawsuit. This, Nikita Stewart and Debbie Cenziper report in Thursday’s Post, was either unknown to or ignored by his D.C. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Justice for South Capitol Street

Reckoning came Tuesday for the five young men found to have taken part in the South Capitol Street shootings in March 2010. Three of the five will spend the rest of their lives in prison, the others will do decades behind bars. In today’s...Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Mega missing money

How does a political candidate lose more than $100,000 from his campaign account? That’s a question for D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, who revealed in campaign finance reports filed late Monday that his campaign has approximately...Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Battle of the beltways?

After completing a sweep of the hapless, pathetic Chicago Cubs last night, the Nationals retain the best record in Major League Baseball. And, somehow, the no-longer-hapless-and-pathetic Baltimore Orioles remain tied with the Yankees atop the American League East. Show More Summary

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