Breakfast links: Cutting corruption?
Gray proposes election reform: Mayor Gray and Attorney General Nathan announced proposed election reforms addressing pay-to-play donations, corporate giving loopholes, and bundling, which have recently led to criminal charges in DC. (Post)
ANC supports Adams Morgan hotel: The ANC for Adams Morgan has voted to support a 227-room boutique hotel. The Office of Planning considers it too tall, and the police worry it would increase traffic and crime. (DCist)
Republican platform on DC: The Republican platform on DC lauds their corruption-busting, pushes for broader gun rights, and opposes statehood. (DCist)
Are denser areas more resilient during bad weather?: Denser areas less reliant on transportation may fare better during extreme weather. Much of this comes from a freedom from cars which can be shut down by the weather. (Streetsblog)
Housing market in outer suburbs catches on: Prices for housing have been recovering in the region's core for several years, but recently house prices in the outer suburbs have been growing at an even quicker rate. (Post)
DC drivers the worst?: A report by Allstate has ranked DC's drivers as the worst in the nation for the third consecutive year. A DC driver is 112% more likely to get into a crash compared to the American average. (Post)
Maryland drivers the worst?: An "avid" cyclist is now afraid to ride after a driver hit her on Massachusetts Ave in Bethesda, then fled the scene. (NBC4)
And...: The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will open this Friday. (DCist) ... The botched quote on the MLK Memorial probably won't be changed until January. (DCist) ... Mapping the gap between bike share stations in Arlington and Alexandria. (BeyondDC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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