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The rain’s gone, the sun is out, and the temperature will be a sweet, sweet 67 degrees—perfect weather for an afternoon game at Nationals Park.


  • Members of the D.C. Council introduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban sitting councilmembers from seeking outside employment, an effort precipitated by revelations that Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans attempted to cash in on his political connections. “There are a lot of things we need to do to restore the public trust, and this is one of them,” Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau told the Post. “Public service is a sacrifice in many ways.”

  • The Council also voted to reduce the scope of Evans’ oversight responsibilities. By voice vote, the Council unanimously approved removing oversight of EventsDC and the Commission on the Arts and Humanities from the finance committee.

  • After 16 seasons, Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld is no longer. The team announced Tuesday that it “relieved [him] of his duties.” People are, understandably, extremely happy about it. The team is 32-46 and out of contention for the playoffs.

  • Nats fans were decidedly not welcoming to Bryce Harper, who signed with the Phillies five weeks ago, in his first game back to Nats Park. The Nats still lost, 8-2.

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

  • The Washington Postsued the District to get access to body camera footage of Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White’s 2017 arrest. $15,000 in taxpayer dollars later, the case has been settled. [WCP]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser(‘s account) tweeted something snarky about Bryce Harper that the mayor didn’t approve of, so she deleted it. [Bleacher Report, Twitter]

  • D.C.’s federal private school voucher program comes under the spotlight. [Post]

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

  • D.C. will have a Y2K pop-up bar starting Friday. [WCP]

  • The W Hotel introduces two new dining options. [Washingtonian]

  • Bryce Harper shows his fondness for Silver Diner. [Post]

  • An Arlington catering start-up just scored funding from Usherand Jay-Z. [WBJ]

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

  • On their new album, Pree confronts the darkness. [WCP]

  • How local artists are reviving the art of stickering. [Post]

  • RIP Capitol Hill Books co-ownerMatt Wixon. [DCist]

  • Rusty Powellreflects on 26 years of leading the National Gallery of Art. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Meet the women who help save plants growing on properties slated for redevelopment. [Post]

  • Ward 3 CouncilmemberMary Cheh introduces a bill to give the Department of Human Services the power to execute food service contracts for homeless shelters. [Twitter]

  • Longtime DC Housing Authority employee Ron McCoy resigns. [Twitter]

  • Metro is making its current headquarters available for redevelopment. [Curbed]

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

  • Wizards Happiness Report: Ted Leonsis has fired Ernie Grunfeld. [WCP]

  • City Paper owner Mark Ein will take over as “manager and operator” of the Citi Open tennis tournament. [WCP]

  • Rain delays. Loud boos. Bat flips. A 458-foot home run. The return of Bryce Harper had more than enough drama. [ESPN]

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

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