For this week’s cover story, City Paper went looking for the people who embody what local D.C. has seen over the past year, from the politicization of go-go to social media upsets to new environmental legislation. 

Now the 2019 People Issue is here.Find inside people who perform daily tasks that keep the District running, whether you notice or not: a politico who doesn’t see herself as one but who is leading an examination of the city government’s most discussed ethics scandal; a winning coach; a healer who spends her time trying to help a grieving mother who lost her son to gun violence; and an artist who archives what’s left of a city she was born and raised in. 

“Take some time to read their words and examine their faces, captured in color by our longtime staff photographer, Darrow Montgomery. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know them as much as we did,” writes City Papers Caroline Jones.

Get to know some of your neighbors. Check out The People Issue 2019, available in print or online. —Amanda Michelle Gomez(tips? Email

CITY DESK, by Amanda Michelle Gomez:

  • A pregnant homeless woman was turned away after requesting emergency shelter, days before she gave birth. [WCP

  • Police are investigating an incident involving a 15-year-old girl who says she was injured when officers stopped her and her brother for selling plantain chips in Columbia Heights. [Post]

  • Hubert Hinds, 39, killed in hit-and-run, is the 36th traffic fatality in the District this year. [Curbed]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • Departing David Grosso is taking every opportunity to shit on Phil Mendelson. [WCP]

  • New bill would allow Native American tribal identity on birth certificates. [DCist]

  • Perpetual speeders could see their vehicles impounded under another new bill. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Jack Evans can’t explain what work he did to earn $400,000 from private clients. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Anafre opens tomorrow with a mole Old Fashioned and seafood nachos. [WCP]

  • Philly Wing Fry will close inside Union Market on Nov. 27. [WCP]

  • Thamee named one of the best new restaurants in America. [Thrillist

  • Chef Tim Ma is now leading the kitchen at Prather’s on The Alley. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • Composer Jenni Brandon talks about having her opera premiere at the Kennedy Center. [Washingtonian]

  • Premiering at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 19: The Musicalchronicles the fight for women’s suffrage. [WAMU]

  • The vast paper archive of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt comes to the Library of Congress. [Post]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, and Ish Smith all played a big role in the Wizards’ 138-132 win over the San Antonio Spurs last night. [Bullets Forever]

  • A Washington Post poll finds that the Nationals are D.C.’s favorite team, while the Washington football team continues to plunge in popularity. [Post]

  • Once a hated division enemy, Capitals fans have started to embrace defenseman Radko Gudas. [WCP]

  • The NHL has suspended Garnet Hathaway for three games for spitting on an opponent. [AP]

  • The “Baby Shark” era is over. Gerardo Parra is leaving the Nationals to play in Japan. [ESPN]

MAKE PLANS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this section? Get the full To Do This Week newsletter here. Tips?

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