Breakfast links: Too conventional?
Gray misses statehood talk: Police action prevented Mayor Gray from reaching the "free speech zone" to give a speech for DC statehood. Police locked down the designated protest area after an Occupy event. (DCist)
Democrats quiet on transit: Despite LA mayor and transit-proponent Villaraigosa chairing the DNC, the Dems' platform doesn't give many details on transportation policy. It mentions support for building infrastructure, but not funding. (Streetsblog)
DC feeling the heat: DC is currently experiencing the hottest year on record, bolstered by the 3rd hottest summer, 2nd hottest July, and 5th hottest August on record. (Post)
Even hotter?: The urban heat island effect doubles the effect of global warming in cities. Cities can mitigate this effect with urban green spaces and tree planting. (NPR)
Let the best rise?: DCPS released a new policy allowing more, swifter career advancement for successful teachers. Teachers could make as much as $100,000 after just 5 years, and gain leadership roles. (WAMU)
MPD folds special unit: MPD has disbanded the special unit which investigated police shootings. Shootings of civilians by police officers have fallen from 32 in 1998, a year before the unit was created, to 12 last year. (Examiner)
And...: British Columbia considers using trees killed by beetles to build wooden high-Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
rises. (Economist) ... The Citizen Association of Georgetown is installing surveillance cameras. (WAMU) ... The Petworth Safeway closes this week for 2 years. (WBJ)
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