It’ll be another sweltering day in D.C., with temperatures expected to top 93 degrees.


  • The D.C. Council voted yesterday on the District’s fiscal year 2020 budget. It includes $53 million for the modernization of Banneker High School, money for public housing repairs, and funds United Medical Center with a $22 million subsidy. Read more about what it includes here.

  • At least 20 people were shot across D.C. since Friday, NBC4 reports. On Tuesday, police said they believe that two of the shootings were related. Chief Peter Newsham says that the violence “will not be the new normal,” and that anyone who suggests it is “doesn’t understand the resiliency of Washington D.C.”

  • A group of advisory neighborhood commissioners have asked the Metro board to publish the results of its ethics investigation into Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, who chairs the body and has said he will not seek reelection when his term ends.

  • How’d the first rush hour of Metro’s Blue and Yellow Line shutdown go? For Virginians, it was apparently a mixed bag.  

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • D.C Council taps Events DC for repairs to public housing. [WAMU]

  • Feds target sex work in Logan and Thomas circles. [Post]

  • United Medical Center will get more funding than expected in final budget vote. [WUSA9]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • What keeps Rakuya packed with regulars in Dupont Circle? [WCP]

  • A popular suburban Kenyan restaurant is opening in the Honeysuckle space. [WBJ]

  • Where to taste island food in D.C. [DC Refined]

  • Has D.C.’s tapas king José Andrés fixed the problem where all plates land at once? [Post]

  • Slapfish opens on M Street NW. [PoPville]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • Rare Essence drops new single in support of #DontMuteDC. [WCP]

  • The Smithsonian Institution appoints Lonnie Bunch III as its new secretary. [Post]

  • How an acclaimed D.C. post-punk band was influenced by local high school house parties. [DCist]

  • American University professor Rachel Louise Snyder’s new book No Visible Bruises explores domestic violence. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and D.C. native Tony Horwitz dies at age 60. [NPR]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Revised plans for Sursum Corda. [Urban Turf]

  • The Australian embassy seeks a contractor to manage the construction of a new 133,000-square-foot venue, valued at $237 million. [WBJ]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Mystics players and coaches believe their new home, the 4,200 seat Entertainment and Sports Arena, will provide an intimate and rowdy atmosphere that was sorely missing in Capital One Arena. [WCP]

  • The Nats Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for playing an edited Memorial Day tribute video that referred to her as one of the world’s “enemies of freedom.” Oscasio-Cortez responded that these type of “hateful messages” inspire a “flood of death threats.” [DCist]

  • Brothers Josh Norman and Marrio Norman are living and playing professional football in D.C.—but for two different teams. [Post]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

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