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Happy Hump Day, D.C. Got another sunny one for ya, with temperatures on the right side of 75.


  • For a decade, D.C. has thought about redesigning Florida Avenue NE, where bicycle advocate Dave Salovesh was killed last week, but has taken little action. Yesterday, lawmakers introduced legislation, and the Department of Transportation met with advocates to discuss short-term fixes and long-term solutions. Traffic related deaths have only increased since Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her campaign to eliminate them.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson’s internet searches include: “white homeland,” “when are whites going to wake up,” “please god let there be a race war,” and—before visiting a website where he could purchase weapons: “best n—– killing gun.” Hasson is facing drug and weapons charges in federal court. Prosecutors are petitioning a judge to keep him locked up before trial.

  • A female-focused accelerator awarded $6,000 to a food business tackling sustainability.

  • A disconnected vent gas line caused a deadly explosion in a Silver Spring apartment complex in 2016, federal investigators concluded. The blast killed seven people and injured 65 more.

  • D.C. police officers handcuffed a 9-year-old boy. Police say he was leaning against a car.

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

  • The Democratic Party of Virginia won’t take accused rapist and Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s donation. [Post]

  • Why don’t all D.C. students get free breakfast if the law requires it? [WAMU]

  • A stepfather watched as an intruder shot and killed his 16-year-old stepson in their home. [Post]

  • Legal defense fund for immigrants in Fairfax County. [WAMU]

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

  • Greek Deli is allowed to reopen through April 2020 after it was closed by the health department for not having an ‘accessible’ restroom for staff. [WCP]

  • Who won Glen’s Garden Market’s female-focused accelerator competition? [WCP]

  • Barbecue favorite Federalist Pig to open a restaurant in Hyattsville. [Washingtonian]

  • What would a grocery co-op look like east of the river? [DCist]

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

  • Gauche announces new album, debut a new song and music video. [Stereogum]

  • While its under renovation, the Smithsonian’ Anacostia Community Museum will partner with DCPL to showcase different exhibits at libraries around the city. [AFRO]

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

  • Montgomery County weighs exceptions to its housing moratorium. [Urban Turf]

  • DCRA announces changes to its rental housing inspection process. [Curbed]

  • A federal investigator announces what caused a fatal explosion in a Silver Spring apartment building. [Bis Now]

  • Virginia Tech explores other sites in Alexandria for the expansion of its campus. [WBJ]

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

  • Win or go home. The Caps face elimination tonight in Game 7 against the Hurricanes, and the defending Stanley Cup champions are feeling confident. [NHL.com]

  • QuarterbackColt McCoy is not in Ashburn with his teammates as he recovers from another leg procedure. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Candace Buckner of the Postlooks at six black candidates that the Wizards could consider as their new general manager. Among them is Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a well-known basketball figure in D.C. who is currently the GM for the Capital City Go-Go.

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

  • German author Thorsten Nagelschmidt, with translator Tim DeMarco, discusses his tragic dark comedy book For What It’s Worth at Solid State Books.7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • Pearl Street Warehouse hosts a free happy hour show featuring country artist Risa Binder and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. 6 p.m. at 33 Pearl St. SW. Free.

  • Author D. Watkins speaks at Politics and Prose at The Wharf about his new book We Speak for Ourselves, which draws on his own experiences growing up in Baltimore to present a new framework for discussions about race and inequality.7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

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