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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 09/04/2012

DeMorning Links: Taking the fight to Charlotte


For the first time in many years, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will not take the convention podium. (RICK WILKING - REUTERS)
It’s Democratic National Convention time, which means much of our local leadership is off in Charlotte relaxing and perhaps cutting a rug or two. But they’re also there to bring more attention to the cause of expanding democracy for District residents, and after four years of disappointment there’s a sense of frustration as D.C. activists start to lobby a party that has been something less than a completely reliable partner in the cause. But the fight goes on, including at a rally for D.C. budget autonomy this afternoon outside the Charlotte office of the Federal Reserve. Still, fighting for attention is tough and many convention-goers and media members are focused on only one thing involving the District of Columbia: Marion Barry.

In other news:

Bloomingdale floods again; Kenyan McDuffie wants the city to help pay for damages (Post, WaTimes, WTOP, WUSA-TV, WRC-TV)

Vince Gray sees progress on his main campaign promise: More jobs for city residents (Post)

Cops work with developers to build public safety into new projects (Post)

Gray administration fires its environmental chief for “breach of protocol” (Post)

Three D.C. women stand accused of sexually assaulting young boys (Post)

Ex-Hill aide accused of drugging women with Ambien before sexually assaulting them (Post)

Georgetown camera network “is evoking fears of neighbor spying on neighbor” (Post)

Darrell Issa’s people are asking questions about Nat Gandhi’s OCFO (Loose Lips)

This “human Bobby McFerrin song” is trying to brighten your Monday commute (Post)

Wal-Mart foe defends delay tactic by noting the company only met once with one community group (Examiner)

Democrats’ failure “to carve out even three minutes to spotlight the need for fair treatment of D.C. residents is over-the-top insulting” (Post editorial)

A four-year fight with the DMV over a broken parking meter and a $35 ticket (Post op-ed)

Another person sees a “humming” D.C. government agency (Post letter)

Church parking: Still an issue! (WTOP)

Eleven new speed camera sites are now live and ticketing (WTOP)

Kaya Henderson: “If I could make one change, it would be eliminating the barriers that prevent [students] from getting to our schools every day.” (Answer Sheet)

Renovation of icky old Safeway highlights Petworth redevelopment (WRC-TV)

Man is stabbed to death near Waterfront Metro; arrest quickly made (WaTimes)

Man found dead could have fallen from third-story window (WRC-TV)

Arrests made in Northeast taxi robberies; suspects are 15 and 19 (Post)

Suspect in brutal June killing nabbed after fleeing to South Carolina (Crime Scene)

Shots fired near Turkey Thicket playground; cops take their time showing up, residents say (G’town Dish, ToT)

Ex-D.C. procurement director gets in touch with his east-of-the-river roots (Examiner)

Longtime Georgetown U. lobbyist calls it a day (Vox Populi)

Ben’s mural is “a tremendous example of what happens when government and nonprofit groups work together” (The Root DC)

“What is it like living in Anacostia?” (Reddit)

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