Happy Friday, D.C. The rain is finally done. Enjoy the sun.


  • Metro chairman Jack Evans is resigning in disgrace.

    • An investigation found that he “knowingly” violated ethical rules by helping his friends and paying clients.

    • Evans initially tried to spin the investigation’s conclusion, saying he’d been cleared of all violations.

    • Virginia Rep. Gerry Connollycalled Evans a liar.

    • The Post editorial board is calling for him to return the $50,000 he was paid as a consultant for a parking company while pushing Metro to investigate a competing parking company.

    • Now what will the D.C. Council do?

  • After a string of violent attacks on members of the LGBTQ community, a caucus of locally elected LGBTQ people are demanding funding that the D.C. Council denied them. Meanwhile, police say another transgender woman was assaulted and followed home Tuesday.

  • Forward Press at the American University Museum highlights ancient techniques and new methods of printmaking.

  • Scene and Heard: Standing in line to read the president’s tweets.

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

  • Sports gambling revenue isn’t funding violence prevention and early childhood education as lawmakers initially promised. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Robert White invited 350 people to the Nats game last night. LL was not one of them. [Twitter]

  • It’s time for Trump to renew his D.C. hotel’s liquor license. A group of clergy and judges are trying to stop him. [Post, WCP]

  • Jack Evans celebrated leaving the Metro board by … marrying some people? [Instagram]

  • ICYMI: This guy sues his neighbors when they build decks. [WCP]

  • The Post is beefing up its investigative team. [Post]

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

  • Philly Wing Fry is no longer at the Navy Yard Whole Foods. [Washingtonian]

  • Call Your Mother’s next location will be in Georgetown. [WBJ]

  • These are the comfort foods 2020 candidates turn to. [Eater]

  • Adhere to these food safety tips for grilling this summer. [Post]

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

  • D.C.’s arts commission struggles to regroup after the arts community and D.C. Council reject the mayor’s attempt to restructure. [WCP]

  • The Kreeger Museum’s Charles Hinman exhibition is all about the color and the shape. [WCP]

  • Get ready for an 11-hour reading of the MuellerReport at Arena Stage. [Washingtonian]

  • The National Gallery of Art’s light tunnel inspires new theater and film works. [DCist]

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

  • With the No. 9 overall pick, the Wizards drafted forward Rui Hachimura to make him the first Japanese-born player selected in the NBA Draft. The surprise pick has been greeted with skepticism from fans (especially since the team reportedly neither met nor talked to Hachimura before drafting him), but Chauncey Billups compared Hachimura to “a young Kawhi Leonard,” so it could be worse. [SI]

  • In response to fans being hit by foul balls at MLB ballparks, the Nationals plan to install extra netting that will extend to “just short of the right and left field corners” over the All-Star break next month. [WTOP]

  • Former Washington football team tight end Fred Davis will be attending the XFL Summer Showcase today in Los Angeles. [XFL News Hub]

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


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