Good morning, D.C. Here is a small tweet thread of D.C. dogs beating the heat indoors.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The District hasn’t gathered data on cancer rates and access to care since 2012, and those now-old numbers revealed deadly inequities all over D.C. Then in 2015, the group responsible for both creating the city’s master plan for eradicating cancer and for helping patients navigate insurance barriers and a confusing and changing array of care options—the DC Cancer Consortium—dissolved

  • In the second installment of her 10-part series on healing in the Black community, Jordan N. DeLoach takes you inside a secret house of arts in LeDroit Park. (ICYMI, read part 1 here.)

  • The District has been very slow to pay the companies that built its first new family homeless shelter. 

  • Jefferson Middle School in Southwest needs a renovation, so AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter is getting kicked out of the trailers it uses there. But the charter school hasn’t found another space to operate. (Background reading: “D.C.’s Master Facilities Plan Will Shape the City’s Balance Between Neighborhood Schools and Charters,” Oct. 2018 by Rachel Cohen.)

  • At a Tuesday night gathering at Stanton Elementary School, dozens gathered to remember 11-year-old boy Karon Brown.

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

  • Kim Kardashian West went to the D.C. jail. [WAMU]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser says the LGBT office budget is sufficient. [Blade]

  • D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham critical of Postcoverage of carjacker/murderer. [Twitter]

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

  • If These Shelves Could Talk: Lessons from four enduring D.C. liquor stores. [WCP]

  • Restaurants and cash-strapped students both benefit from Last Call For Food. [WCP]

  • Big-time Democrats show up at DCA to back catering workers who want to strike. [WCP]

  • Detroit-style pizza is coming to Red Light on 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema’s favorite places to eat right now. [Post]

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

  • D.C. rapper Sir E.U delivers an intensely intimate hip-hop album. [WCP]

  • Here’s how that whimsical garden tree box on K Street NW came to be. [Washingtonian]

  • Georgetown will be home to Shop Made in DC’s third location. [DCist]

  • A Vienna woman captures an award-winning red-winged blackbird photo. [Post]

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

  • The Washington Spirit recently welcomed back its World Cup heroes in front of a sold-out crowd. Now the hard part begins. [WCP]

  • Local pro runners will be among the competitors at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, that begin today. [NBC Sports]

  • NFL agent Blake Baratz ripped the Washington football team for waiting until Tuesday to cut linebacker Mason Foster. [CBS Sports]

  • Andy Murray is coming back to the Citi Open, one year after criticizing the tournament for its scheduling that had him playing matches at 3 a.m. He will play doubles with his brother, Jamie. In other local tennis news, the Kastles (owned by City Paper owner Mark Ein, who also manages the Citi Open) may not play at the Union Market rooftop beyond this season. [Tennis.com, WCP]

  • D.C. United has signed former Maryland star Gordon Wild. [mlssoccer.com]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Emma Sarappo (tips? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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