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A new path for charters: DC will give highly-performing charter schools greater preference to fill vacant public schools. This fall, the District will award spots in two Ward 5 elementary schools and announce another round of school closures. (Post)
Library group hurting libraries?: The Ralph Nader-founded DC Library Renaissance Project is getting in the way, say West End community groups, by opposing the public-private partnership to build a new library and some affordable housing. The library group says there isn't enough affordable housing in the project. (Post)
The eGoofacehoople Arts Transit Authority: 6 tech companies run private shuttles from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. A new map shows this network as a transit system. (Scroll down to the big multicolored map.) (Stamen Design)
711 more solar panels: JD Antos relates his experience putting solar panels on his DC house. Meanwhile, Catholic University added 700 of them. (City Paper)
Pay DC more hotel money: A judge says travel companies owe DC millions in hotel taxes. They charge retail rates online but only pay taxes on the wholesale rates they pay. Before DC gets a dime, though, there will surely be appeals. (WBJ)
The missing money: DC Council member Michael A. Brown's former campaign treasurer claims that Brown gave him money out of the campaign account as a salary. Brown had announced in June that most of his campaign funds were missing. (Post)
See money from space: Richer neighborhoods look different from poorer ones on satellite photos based on the amount of tree cover. (Per Square Mile)
And...: Amtrak will test trains at 165 mph along the Northeast Corridor. (Examiner) ... Louisville uses 3D printers to share plans with the public. (Atlantic Cities) ... Philadelphia builds a park for $50,000. (Next American City) ... A commuter tax is unlikely. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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