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Happy June, D.C. Sunday’s bizarre hail storm aside, Monday will see cooler temperatures, with lows in the 50s this morning and a high in the 70s.


  • As electric scooters grow in popularity across the region, local governments are simultaneously trying to adapt to some of the logistical challenges they can pose.  

  • Advisory neighborhood commissioner John Fanning says he plans to officially declare his candidacy for the Ward 2 Council seat on Monday, following his resignation from the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

  • A municipal employee of Virginia Beach fatally shot 12 people on Friday after he opened fire inside a public works building. A “senseless crime happened and imposed tremendous grief upon the people of Virginia Beach, the Commonwealth and this country,” mayor Bobby Dyer said. Here’s what we know about the victims of the shooting.

  • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra abruptly canceled its summer concert series, WAMU reports, citing financial difficulties.

  • Three people were cut or stabbed in the U Street NW corridor on Saturday, MPD says.

  • American University Chaplain Joey Heath-Mason, a married gay Methodist, was ordained over the weekend. He’s had quite a journey.

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

  • A Georgetown student and ANC may have her disability care cut, putting her future at the university in jeopardy. [DCist]

  • Jack Evans doesn’t like to be called embattled. [WCP]

  • Which “progressive” prosecutor does Fairfax want? [Post]

  • Some city workers can’t use medical marijuana. [DCist]

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

  • DC9 serves “Go Cluck Yourself” chicken sandwiches during Pride month. [WCP]

  • A Louisiana principal resigned after getting arrested at a D.C. strip club during a field trip. [WAFB 9]

  • Cafe Deluxe on Wisconsin Avenue is closing in a couple of weeks. [PoPville]

  • There were 73 food words at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. [Eater]

  • Lots celebrities make wine. Are any of them good? [Post]

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

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts explores massive sculptures and multiples. [WCP]

  • The National Park Service reports 54 million people visited its D.C.-area parks last year. [DCist]

  • D.C.’s theater scene is home to these 10 stars. [Washingtonian]

  • The Duddington Place block party celebrated its 50th anniversary. [Post]

  • Quotidian Theatre’s 2019–2020 season will include Port Authority, Ghosts, and The Day Emily Married. [DC Theatre Scene]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • These are some of the D.C. neighborhoods where you’ll have to pay above asking price for a home. [Urban Turf]

  • $125k for a parking space? No, thanks. [WCP]

  • Amazon just spent $75,000 in Virginia political donations. [WBJ]

  • The BZA gives MidCity the green light for its planned redevelopment project along Rhode Island Ave. [BisNow]

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

  • It wasn’t quite full, but the Mystics opened their new arena with a win in front of a loud and energetic crowd. [WCP]

  • The Nats will pick 17th in today’s MLB First-Year Player Draft. [MASN]

  • Intermittent problems have persisted with D.C. United’s streaming partner, FloSports, even causing low turnout at bars for D.C. United games. [WCP]

  • Leonard Shapiro has some suggestions on how Dan Snyder can slowly win back his football team’s fan base. [WCP]

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

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