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The Trump administration planned to house migrant children in the Takoma neighborhood, but Mayor Muriel Bowser found a way to stop it. 

Bowser signed emergency regulations that bar the DC Child and Family Services Agency from licensing any facility that houses more than 15 children, and requires the agency director’s written approval before any facility houses between eight and 15 children. The rules expire sometime in December. (H/t to the Post, which first reported the news last night.) 

By way of background, the federal government temporarily houses unaccompanied migrant children until federal officials can find a sponsor. There are over 100 shelters in more than a dozen states, and some facilities have a history of alleged abuse.    

City officials have been trying to derail the federal plan to house migrant children in the District, partly citing the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The administration separated thousands of families through its “zero tolerance” immigration policy. And a recent court complaint says the administration is still separating families through its “remain in Mexico” immigration policy.  

Meanwhile, the federal government is expected to issue regulations as soon as today that would reverse a decades-old legal agreement, by allowing it to detain migrant children and families for longer periods of time and change minimum standards of care. Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com).


  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Director Terrie Rouse-Rosario resigns, effective Sept. 30. [WCP]

  • #DontMuteDC inspires an education campaign about health care, focusing on food insecurity in Wards 5, 7, and 8. [WCP

  • Remember to participate in City Paper’s “You are So D.C. If…” contest. [WCP

  • Rowhouse where an immigrant was killed in fire was not approved for rentals. [Post]

  • Someone’s already crashed while riding a moped. [Twitter]

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

  • MPD Officer Jordan Palmer is facing a possible suspension. Palmer was involved in the pursuit and fatal shooting of unarmed motorcyclist Terrence Sterling in 2016. The potential suspension stems from another incident. [Post, WCP]

  • A Prince George’s County cop pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to sexual solicitation. Documents indicate that a PG cop and a D.C. police officer threatened to arrest transgender sex workers if they denied the officers sex.  [Blade]

  • Montgomery County refused an ICE request to detain a Salvadoran man accused of rape. [DCist]

  • The contributions to Ward 2 Council campaigns, and where they came from. [DC Geekery]

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

  • When to visit Dio Wine Bar if you love hip-hop, have a baby, rarely order a full bottle of wine, or lean in to supporting women-owned businesses. [WCP]

  • Korean pub and restaurant Anju sets an opening date of Aug. 26. [Washingtonian

  • Who’s behind the first-ever “Food and Grooves D.C.” food festival? [Eater]

  • A case for tipping 20 percent even if the tip credit is eventually eliminated. [Post]

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

  • Director Jesse Moss talks about the secret Virginia group featured in his Netflix docuseries. [Washingtonian]

  • A new digital magazine aims to cover D.C. culture—and hopes for funding. [DCist]

  • Celebrate Bei Bei the panda’s final birthday in D.C. this week. [Post]

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

  • The bullpen failed the Nats … again. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Jay Gruden isn’t rushing to name a starting quarterback. [NBC Sports]

  • The beer mile fad has peaked, but the Pacers beer mile lives on. The running store will host this year’s event on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery. [DCist]

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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