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Let’s review in chronological detail how the Nats’ victory is vindication for a generation of oft-pummeled D.C. baseball fans. (Also, we have some nice parade photos for you.)


Since Monday night, there’s been non-stop Evans talk

Meanwhile bills are flying at the Wilson building. Here’s a recap: 

On Tuesday, the Council unanimously passed a bill that expands the rights of sexual assault survivors. Essentially, the mayor-supported bill secures more advocacy care at the hospital and ensures counselors are trauma-informed and trained. 

On Wednesday, the business and economic development committee held a notable hearing for small business owners who are struggling to get by financially. Dozens of residents testified to needing more city support to prevent chain store takeovers and job losses.     

In between calls for Evans’ resignation—and so far, nine councilmembers have asked the longest-serving member to resign—lawmakers are also trying to prevent another ethics scandal. Evans comes under fire for using his public position to score deals for his private consulting firm. Lawmakers, who earn roughly $140,000 annually, can hold a separate job. Now, two bills, introduced by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, respectively, would ban councilmembers from having second jobs. 

Nadeau’s bill, introduced in the spring, doesn’t include salary increases and makes an exception for teaching positions. Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh is a law professor at The George Washington University. McDuffie’s bill, which was introduced Wednesday, calls for a salary rate $25,000 less than the Council chairman. Chairman Phil Mendelson makes roughly $210,000 annually. Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? Email agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com


  • Scene and Heard: Bikes moving to the beat of the news. [WCP]

  • The District gets apartments.com and others to agree to combat online housing discrmination. [Curbed

  • Report: Housing discrimination is on a lot of residents’ minds. [OAG]

  • Residents think city services are significantly better than they were two decades ago. [DCist, Auditor]

  • Political will is stopping D.C. from offering low-income residents discounted public transit. [WAMU

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • What could happen to JackEvans? [WAMU]

  • Evans says he’s not being given due process. Mary Cheh says he’s been given plenty. [Twitter]

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson advised Evans to resign multiple times, a source tells Cuneyt Dil. [Twitter]

  • Who contributed to Evans’ legal defense fund? And how is he allowed to spend the cash? [WCP, WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Marcelle Afram will be the new Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Maydan. [WCP]

  • Fava Pot brings Egyptian street food to Union Market starting tomorrow. [WCP]

  • Spike Gjerde’s ambitious plans for Buzzard Point now include a restaurant and a food hall. [WBJ]

  • McDonald’s Happy Meal turns 40. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After 15 years on 14th Street NW, Hemphill Fine Arts is on the move. [WCP]

  • Last week, we highlighted some often-overlooked pieces in the Smithsonian’s collection—here are five more fascinating pieces from area museums. [WCP]

  • Nico DiMarco talks about life as a DJ who is deaf. [WAMU]

  • What’s on Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz Jason Moran’s mind? [Washingtonian]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Running back Derrius Guice is back on the active roster. The Washington football team has a bye this week before the Jets come to town on Nov. 17. [ProFootballTalk]

  • Howard University football coach Ron Prince has been put on administrative leave after accusations of abusive behavior. [NBC4]

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

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