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We made it, D.C. Happy Friday. The heat wave continues with temperatures climbing toward 90 again.


  • Jack Evansreceived an award as he resigned in disgrace from his position as chair of the Metro board. Also, the agency received a second subpoena related to Evans. 

  • Three former Sushi Ogawa employees are suing for $1.3 million, claiming they were only paid in tips. One of the aggrieved former employees was once engaged to the daughter of Minoru Ogawa, the restaurant’s owner.

  • D.C. police monitored citizens’ location data for years without a warrant. Then the ACLU stepped in and is now working to bring more transparency to police use of surveillance equipment. 

  • An investigation corroborated allegations of sexual abuse from the 1950s to the 1980s involving 16 employees of three prestigious private schools.

  • Scene and Heard: “Nothing brings strangers together like a big-footed puppy.”

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

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is going after a landlord who has illegally refused to accept housing vouchers. [DCist]

  • A judge ordered MPD to start collecting stop-and-frisk data. [Post]

  • The Trump Hotel charged the secret service more than $200,000 of taxpayer money. [NBC]

  • Evans is on a slippery slope. [DC Line]

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

  • ICYMI: From dosas to lechon, the 2019 Food Issue features 16 immigrant-owned eateries. [WCP]

  • Hide from the heat in these basement bars. [Washingtonian]

  • St. Arnold’s suffered a fire. [PoPville]

  • Trends exposed at the Fancy Food Show. [Post]

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

  • At the National Geographic Museum, Queens of Egypt takes D.C. to ancient times. [WCP]

  • D.C. band Sub-Radio rise in the ranks of indie pop. [DCist]

  • New community paper the Northwest Courier makes its print debut. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Wizards color commentator Kara Lawson is reportedly joining the Boston Celtics as an assistant coach and will become the latest on a growing list of women who have coached in the NBA including Mystics star Kristi Toliver. [ESPN]

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host a tennis festival this Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Banneker Recreation Center courts for anyone interested in tennis lessons.

  • As part of the Anthony Davis to the Lakers deal, the Wizards have acquired Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemmario Jones and a 2022 second-round pick from the Lakers. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The Nats are back to .500. [MASN]

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


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