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Happy May. Expect a cloudy Wednesday with a chance of meatballs thunderstorms later tonight.


  • An investigation by NBC4 shows that health workers in D.C. have cleared more than 220 homeless tent encampments in the last two years. Those removals have cost the District hundreds of thousands of dollars, and spurred a federal lawsuit against D.C.

  • D.C. releases its first “resilience strategy,” a plan that attempts to outline the District’s response to climate change’s projected effect on the city. Imagine a world where every summer day in D.C. has a heat index greater than 95 degrees. Kevin Bush, D.C.’s chief resilience officer who led the project, told WAMU that its goal is to “make the city’s immune system stronger.”

  • The Nats waited over a week to place Anthony Rendon on the injured list. He won’t be eligible to play until May 7.

  • Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman to serve as American University’s student body president, is seeking $1.5 million in damages against the operator of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.

  • The Nats will build a 35,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue at Nats Park, the Business Journal reports. The project will include a  restaurant, bar, lounge area, screen wall, performance area, and rooftop terrace.

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

  • Maryland pols respond to Montgomery County high school students, who posted a photo of themselves in blackface and used the n-word to describe it. [Post]

  • Charter school official and school lobbyist make glib remarks in an email about suicide prevention law. [DC Line]

  • The plan to fix Dave Thomas Circle. [DCist]

  • How crime in the District shaped the tough-on-crime legislation on the Hill. [Roll Call]

  • Suspected thief uses getaway scooter because that’s where we are now. [DCist]

  • District hospitals will use buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction. [Post]

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

  • Are mocktails gaining momentum? A booze-free pop-up bar is headed to D.C. and bartenders are putting more creativity into virgin drinks. [WCP]

  • Steal these recipes for your Derby party. [DC Refined]

  • A map to guide you to a good meal in Bloomingdale. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Local author and City Paper contributor Michelle Goldchain’s new book chronicles the best things to do around every Metro stop. [Express]

  • A guide to the 2019/2020 opera season in the DMV. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Coming this summer at the National Building Museum: “Lawn.” [Architect Magazine]

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

  • How PG County plans to lure Amazon-related business to the area. [WBJ]

  • Behind the (controversial) plans to redevelop Dave Thomas Circle. [Urban Turf]

  • What $2,100 rents in D.C. right now. [Curbed]

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

  • Long-time basketball coach Butch McAdams is preserving D.C. hoops culture on the radio. [WCP]

  • PGA Tour golf will return to the D.C. area in 2021. [Golf Digest]

  • The Wizards are reportedly interviewing D.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductee Danny Ferry and Rockets vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas for the GM vacancy. [Bullets Forever]

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

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