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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 07/09/2012

DeMorning Links: Chill out


Yards Park was a good spot to cool off Sunday. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Ah, the sweet relief of the mid- to upper 80s: A cold front moved through town last night bringing sporadic thunderstorms, but also more manageable temperatures than the triple-digit stuff that caused a plane to sink into the National Airport tarmac, a Metro train to derail and otherwise caused people to cope in all kinds of crazy ways. Cooler temperatures and occasional rain showers are expected to continue through the week.

In other news:

Anonymous GOP congressional aide: “There was a sense earlier this year that there was real momentum behind [budget autonomy], and these law enforcement actions took away a lot of the momentum.” (L.A. Times)

Tommy Wells is first to publicly acknowledge a mayoral bid (Post)

Initiative 70 supporters say they will turn in 30,000 signatures (D.C. Public Trust)

Three killed over three hours this weekend (Post)

Courtesy of a D.C. cop, about as good as explanation of multimodal relations as you’ll find: “Everyone’s complaining about the behavior of everyone else.” (USA Today)

What Vincent Gray got done in China (Capital Business)

How public relations is the cornerstone of Cathy Lanier’s Metropolitan Police Department (Governing)

But, no, Barry Farm hasn’t had only one homicide in the past four years (WaTimes)

Deep inside the lives of Viola Drath and Albrecht Muth (New York Times Magazine)

Ralph Nader explains his “limited general strike” for statehood: “Low barriers to entry for political movements are as important as weighty strategies, pursued by activists.” (Post op-ed)

One unanswered question about DCPS test scores: What happened at J.O. Wilson? (Post column)

Deadbeat property owners leave BIDs hanging (Post)

Want an outsider to run for mayor? How about these folks? (City Paper)

Gray bill would require super-intoxicated drivers to do 10 days in jail (Examiner)

”Unless Mitt Romney personally beats back an alien invasion — and maybe not even then — [President Obama] will win the District of Columbia’s three electoral votes.” (FiveThirtyEight)

Pushback on Eastern Market governance overhaul continues (Examiner)

Gray makes a statement by having dinner at Hank’s Oyster Bar (Borderstan)

DDOT proposes reduced meter rate for disabled parkers (Examiner)

Pool-filling incident prompts fire department probe (STATter911)

D.C. Public Library’s tech chief is Baltimore’s new CTO (Sun)

DCPS sued over treatment of diabetic students (D.C. Schools Insider)

Public Service Commission will hold hearing on derecho response (WAMU-FM)

Time for “real answers” from Pepco (Post editorial)

Has Pepco outsourcing hampered its reliability? (In These Times)

Petition Pepco to bury power lines (Change.org via WTOP)

The control board is the fourth most important Washington business story of the past 30 years (WBJ)

How D.C. could do more for actual tech startups — not just LivingSocial (GGW, WBJ)

Proposed capital gains tax break for tech investors earns criticism (Examiner)

Fox 5’s general manager likes Initiative 70 (WTTG-TV)

Former charter board chair: Charters are teaching “21st-century skills” (Examiner)

Charter schools go gangbusters in D.C., while neighboring jurisdictions lag (Examiner)

D.C. Lottery looks to expand “fast play” games — aka scratchless scratchers (Examiner)

Office building planned for Navy Yard could go residential instead (Examiner)

What should the D.C. Council do about education before the end of the year? Sound off Friday. (D.C. Schools Insider)

Georgetown is getting a cupcake dispenser (Post)

Eleanor Holmes Norton “squeezes the cheek of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa” (Reuters)

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