Happy sweaty Tuesday, D.C. Temperatures will climb back into the 90s.


  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfaxresigned from a law firm where he had been on leave following accusations of sexual assault from two women. The firm opened an investigation and found no misconduct during Fairfax’s short time as a partner.

  • Kishan Putta is challenging Councilmember Jack Evans for the Ward 2 seat. For the past decade, Putta worked to build a progressive record and shed his conservative past that included defense of a right-wing provocateur. 

  • Three generations of a Ward 7 family found employment and fulfillment in urban farming. 

  • The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority will not give Maryland a look at the books. So the state is refusing to give the agency $56 million.

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

  • Leaders in the progressive advocacy group DC Working Families call on Councilmember Jack Evans to resign. Evans will defend himself today from accusations of ethical rule breaking. [DC Line]

  • Councilmember Mary Cheh isn’t so keen on that sole source sports gambling contract anymore. [Twitter]

  • Nearly 300 workers at the Washington Convention Center are preparing to go on strike. [DCist]

  • Trump wants tanks on the mall during the Fourth of July celebration. [WAMU]

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

  • British brasserie Scotts closes after less than eight months in business. [WCP]

  • Republic Cantina brings Tex-Mex to Truxton Circle, including avocado margaritas. [Washingtonian]

  • Compass Coffee goes cashless at two locations. [DCist]

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

  • Here’s the lineup for this year’s Fort Reno concerts. [DCist]

  • Local bookstore owners chat about how they weave their stores into the fabric of their communities. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Rockville’s Ourisman Chevrolet takes “Old Town Road” to the next level. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Today marks three months to the day that Ted Leonsis fired Ernie Grunfeld. The Wizards still don’t have a general manager. But they do have a new point guard in Isaiah Thomas, who has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to ESPN. [Deadspin]

  • Petey Jones, a member of T.C. Williams High School’s legendary 1971 state championship team dramatized in the film Remember the Titans, has died. He was 65. [WTOP]

  • Mystics forward Aerial Powers is finding her role on the team after an early-season injury. [WCP]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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