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Good Tuesday morning, D.C. Today will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the 80s.


  • The Council will vote on whether to remove Councilmember Jack Evans as finance committee chairman. Councilmember David Grosso is the first member to call for Evans to resign from the Council completely. Evans released a statement last night, saying he has “enormous respect for the Council,” and where he appears to accept the impending action. 

  • A deaf couple will open a Neapolitan-style pizza joint on H St. NE, where they’re planning to only hire deaf employees. Melody and Russ Stein opened the first Mozzeria in San Francisco 20 years after she was rejected from culinary school.

  • It rained a lot yesterday.

  • Vandana Sinha is the Washington Business Journal’s new editor in chief. Sinha started with WBJ as a reporter in 2006.

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

  • Ward 8 power broker Phinis Jones wants to lease his district-owned building back to the District for millions. [WCP]

  • Sports gambling executives, who normally compete against each other for business, aligned in an op-ed to scold the District’s “monopoly model.” [Post]

  • In an op-ed, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says women’s reproductive rights hinge on D.C. statehood. [The Hill]

  • Gallup is conducting its first national poll on D.C. statehood, to be released July 15. [Washingtonian]

  • The District is preparing to end a 14-year relationship with Georgetown University for disability services. [Post]

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

  • Retrobottega is now open in Adams Morgan serving fried snacks. [WCP]

  • A case against picking crabs. [Post]

  • Stop licking ice cream in stores. [Eater]

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

  • Silver Spring performer Twanna Hines presents We’re All Going to Fucking Die!—a show about joy. [WCP]

  • Two accessibility directors of leading D.C. arts and culture institutions chat about how they accommodate visitors with special needs. [Kojo Nnamdi Show

  • The National Zoo’s very special water dragon has died. [Post]

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

  • The first sub-4 mile in D.C. could happen this Saturday. [RunWashington]

  • Elena Delle Donne is listed as a day-to-day after breaking her nose in Sunday’s game. [Bullets Forever]

  • Justin Robinson grew up cheering for the Wizards. Now he’s playing for them in the Summer League. [NBC Sports Washington]

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

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