Welcome to Wednesday, D.C. Another wet one in the afternoon with temperatures in the 80s.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Jack Evans says the Metro ethics committee cleared him of any violations, despite a letter from the committee’s chairman saying the opposite.

    • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson call for the full ethics investigation into Jack Evans to be released. [Twitter]

    • MayorMuriel Bowser, who also wants to see the full report, tells Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (who signed on to an earlier letter with Hogan) to stay in their lane. [Twitter]

    • But apparently there is no report. This whole thing would be laughable if it wasn’t so important that Metro get it right.

  • Gander these fantastic photographs of Metro construction.

  • You have three chances to hit this pop-up spotlighting black bartenders.

  • Dan Snyder parked his big fat yacht at Cannes to find a title sponsor for a new stadium.

  • Meet pizza rat’s cousin, pizza squirrel, who lives in D.C.

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

  • The Council voted to devote $25 million to repair the city’s public housing after a dispute between the Council and the CFO over unspent money from Events DC. [WAMU]

  • The Council also voted for protections for some medical marijuana patients who work for the city. [DCist]

  • Virginia legislature could hold a hearing on sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. [Post]

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

  • A guide to the 25 best casual restaurants in the region. [Post]

  • Punjab Grill gets two and a half stars from critic Ann Limpert. [Washingtonian]

  • Calabash Tea & Tonic’s new location in Brookland opens today. [DCist]

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

  • Former Washington Ballet dancer Brooklyn Mack shines on his own. [Post]

  • The new Museum of the Palestinian People tells a human story. [DCist]

  • The George Washington University Museum presents a new exhibition about D.C.’s abandoned designs. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Max Scherzer broke his nose while bunting during practice and it’s uncertain if he will start tonight as scheduled. [Deadspin]

  • The 11th annual Congressional Softball Game will take place tonight at 7 p.m. [WTOP]

  • Ted Leonsis denies reports that the Wizards pursued Raptors president Masai Ujiri and tells the Posthe doesn’t plan to hire a new GM before NBA free agency begins.

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

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