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It’ll be a sunny but chilly Tuesday, with a high that barely breaks into the 50s.


  • In her State of the District address yesterday evening, Mayor Muriel Bowsersuggested a tax increase on commercial property transactions to pay for affordable housing. But advocates for more housing says Bowser’s new plan doesn’t go far enough to close the affordability gap—several protesters loudly interrupted her speech with chants of “this is our home.” Bowser also got flak for praising Councilmember Jack Evans for helping to increase the District’s bond rating.

  • But hey, the Circulator bus is now free.

  • Fourteen priests with connections to Georgetown University have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, The Hoya reported late last week. The priests “lived and worked in all corners of our university—not lurking, but playing prominent roles in the academic, spiritual and moral development of thousands of Georgetown students. They were chaplains-in-residence and professors, friends and mentors, advisers and administrators: Their centrality to the Georgetown community cannot be overstated or forgotten,” the paper wrote.

  • A Columbia Heights high school had a high teen pregnancy rate. Then it opened a free daycare center and pregnancy prevention program.

  • Man wants Supreme Court to take up his lawsuit against the Smithsonian for not displaying his massive, terrible Donald Trump painting in the National Portrait Gallery. Good luck, guy.

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

  • At least five councilmembers now say Jack Evans should not continue serving as chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue. [LL, WCP]

  • Chairman Phil Mendelsontold LL last Friday that he did not expect councilmembers to try and remove Evans as chair of his finance and revenue committee. But that was last week. [Twitter]

  • ICYMI: The D.C. ethics board finished its investigation of former schools chancellor Antwan Wilson last September, but only recently issued a report. Wilson was issued a reprimand for bypassing the public school lottery so his daughter could attend a different school. [BEGA, Twitter]

  • A local Black Lives Matter activist loses court battle with MPD. [DCist]

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

  • H Street NE is getting a KitchenCray Cafe serving Cajun comfort food. [WCP]

  • Why two local chefs recently went to Kentucky. It wasn’t for Top Chef. [DC Refined]

  • Mason DixieBiscuit Co. enters the Chobani food accelerator program. [WBJ]

  • Get off the bar, Beto. [Eater]

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

  • Listen to the new Ex Hex album, which is bound to be the soundtrack of your summer. [NPR Music]

  • *Extremely Paula Cole voice* Where have all the jazz venues gone? [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Local writer Mark Opsasnick’s new book chronicles the D.C. area’s musical history. [Post]

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

  • Affordable housing advocacy organizations react to part of the mayor’s proposed 2020 budget. [Twitter, Twitter]

  • On the plans for Audi Field’s parking lot. [Urban Turf]

  • Amazon starts hiring for HQ2. [WBJ]

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

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

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