August was hotter than it might have seemed. (Matt McClain/For The Washington Post)

Seemed like a pretty mild August, right? Compared to June and July, it was: There were no 100-degree highs, and record-low temperatures were recorded on two days. But the average was still very warm, good enough for fifth-hottest August on record, pushing the summer as a whole into the record books. “Incredibly,” writes Capital Weather Gangster Matt Rogers, “the last three summers now stack up as the three hottest in more than 140 years of recordkeeping (2010 was hottest, 2011 second hottest, 2012 third hottest).” This year stands to be the hottest in D.C. on record, breaking the old 1991 mark, barring “a significantly cooler autumn and early winter.”

In other news:

High-performing DCPS teachers can climb the “career ladder” to big raises (Post, Examiner, WAMU-FM)

Suspect in cab robberies is back on the street, leaving drivers wary (Post)

D.C. police is folding dedicated police-involved-shooting team into Internal Affairs (AP, Examiner)

The D.C. delegation is stuck in the DNC nosebleeds (Post Election 2012, @RushernBaker)

Why mug shots are hard to come by in the District (DCist)

To deal with west-of-the-park overcrowding, “The city’s public schools need rebalancing, reverse busing, new schools in Ward 3, or boundary changes, at least,” says Harry Jaffe (Examiner)

Among the casualties: Preschool program is now in rec center (Current via Dish)

Still no sentencing date for Vincent Gray’s campaign treasurer as investigation continues (Post, WaTimes, Examiner)

Lottery bidder’s 2009 memo describes hardball behind-the-scenes politics (WaTimes)

More on Initiative 70 delay (WaTimes, Examiner)

In D.C., “a flourishing startup scene is only now beginning to emerge” ( via Post)

Sixty D.C. cops are helping out in Charlotte (DCist)

Capitol Hill assault victim’s condition continues to improve (WUSA-TV)

New Hill assault has cops wondering about connections to August beating (WJLA-TV)

New apartments planned for city land in Columbia Heights will target the hearing-impaired (DCmud)

DDOT asks outsiders to weigh in on streetcar plans (Patch)

Ahead of referendum, Gray set to attend fundraiser in support of Maryland gay marriage (Blade)

Kwame Brown is “doing fine,” thanks for asking (Examiner)

Car2Go now has 8,500 D.C. members (Examiner)

Visitor parking passes are not going citywide just yet (GGW)

Federal judge scolds retired Superior Court judge for filing benefits lawsuit (Legal Times)

Now Robin Ficker has something to say about the Strasburg shutdown (Sports Bog)