Good morning, D.C. It’ll be a hot and humid one today, with temperatures in the 80s with the chance of rain in the afternoon.


  • Rashema Nelson lived in a homeless shelter with her mother and brothers while attending Anacostia High School. This past weekend, she graduated from Georgetown University and is the first person in her family to earn a college degree.

  • A vehicle crashed through the memorial site for Dave Salovesh where 12th and K streets NE intersect with Florida Avenue NE. The Chevy Tahoe hit a parked car and a light pole where a “ghost bike” was chained to memorialize Salovesh, who was killed by the driver of a stolen vehicle at that location just weeks ago. In a separate incident, a woman was hit and killed by the driver of an SUV in Southeast. The woman was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.

  • Children sent to Junior Village between 1958 and 1972, what was supposed to be a refuge for needy kids, were drugged and raped.

  • Looking for something to do this week? We’ve got a few suggestions.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • It’s budget season:

    • The Post’s Colby King likens Mayor Muriel Bower’s social media blitz to Trump’s tactics. [Post]

    • Bowser is at odds with the Council over cuts to her proposed housing budget. [WAMU]

    • Councilmember Elissa Silverman says Bowser has been spreading misinformation about funding for workforce development programs. [Twitter]

    • Bowser’s chief of staff jumps into the fray. [Twitter]

  • Deanwood commissioner Anthony Lorenzo Green’s tweet has some saying he is inciting violence against the police. Green says tensions between the community and law enforcement may have reached a tipping point. [DCist]

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is pushing to give citizens the authority to issue parking tickets. [Post]

  • D.C.’s councilmembers as memes. [Twitter]

  • Doctors are prescribing healthy food as medicine. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd isn’t taking questions about his most recent campaign law violation. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Why you need to try the beef shawarma at Shawarma District. [WCP]

  • Seven new outdoor bars just in time for summer sipping. [Washingtonian]

  • A food market called Smorgasburg is coming to Navy Yard this summer. [Eater]

  • Greene Turtle has a new CEO. [WBJ]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Honor the memory of famed architect I.M. Pei at the National Gallery of Art. [Post]

  • The Washington Ballet announced its 2019/2020 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • DCCAH executive director Terrie Rouse-Rosario “claps back” against criticism of the agency. [AFRO]

  • How Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron produces a musical every year. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • The D.C. region has added twice as many people as housing units since 2000, a report finds. [Urban Turf]

  • The Arlington County board voted Saturday on permitting detached accessory dwelling units. [WBJ]

  • Remembering the architecture of I.M. Pei. [City Lab]

  • Welp, the Carnegie Library Apple store is open. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • According to reports, the Wizards have offered their top front office position to Tim Connelly, the Denver Nuggets’ president of basketball operations. From the sounds of it, the job is his to lose. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • MPD’s Tiara Brown remains an undefeated boxing champ after her win on Saturday night. [Fox 5]

  • Maryland women’s lacrosse is into the NCAA tournament Final Four for the 11th straight time, while the Terps men lost in a controversial quarterfinal to Virginia. [The Diamondback]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • The Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble performs at Blues Alley.7 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $15.

  • Solid State Books hosts writer Briallen Hopper, who will chat about her new book, Hard to Love, a meditation on the importance of different types of love, particularly love beyond marriage in a world built for couples.7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • To mark the 200th anniversary of writer Walt Whitman‘s birth, the Library of Congress displays poetry, images, and other items from his life in the Thomas Jefferson Building.8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 10 First St. SE. Free.

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