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  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will give her annual State of the District address tonight at the University of the District of Columbia.

  • In a contentious meeting on Saturday, the Arlington County Board unanimously passed a $23 million incentives package for Amazon, which announced last year it will build an East Coast headquarters in Crystal City. “It’s the most cost-effective agreement we’ve ever negotiated,” Board Chair Christian Dorsey reportedly said.

  • In the Council’s closed-door meeting last week, Chairman Phil Mendelsonspoke strongly against any action beyond a reprimand for embattled Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Mendelson does not expect any efforts from other lawmakers to remove Evans’ from a powerful committee during this week’s vote.

  • D.C. United won again over the weekend, with plenty of help from a Wayne Rooney hat trick. The FloSports broadcast went a little smoother this time.

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

  • Two juicy details from veteran Post columnist Colby King on the Jack Evans controversy. [Post]

    • One of Evans’ clients, who received a federal subpoena, apparently said Evans didn’t actually do anything, but the client paid him because he’s a “good guy.”

    • Federal prosecutors have invited Evans for a chat this week.

  • ICYMI: Evans’ scandal has brought those controversial constituent funds back into the discussion. [WAMU]

  • One house at a time: More support for D.C. statehood this year won’t mean anything without support from Republicans. [DCist]

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

  • Pesce Too is popping up inside Bullfrog Bagels to serve seafood on Capitol Hill. [WCP]

  • D.C. has a new haunt for your sweet tooth. It’s called Sugar Fox. [Washingtonian]

  • Where to find cheap beer around the clock. [DCist]

  • What happened to D.C. finalist Eric Adjepong on the Top Chef finale. [Post]

  • The Rayburn building might get a Steak ’n Shake. [Eater]

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

  • The Smithsonian debuts new accessibility technology for blind and low-vision patrons. [WCP]

  • Capitol Bop lives—and is better than ever. [Post]

  • Robin Bell was arrested—and had his equipment confiscated—for doing his projection thing on the outside of the Rayburn House Office Building. [WAMU]

  • In Vanity Fair and Confection, wealth and excess get star turns. [WCP]

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

  • A profile of Andrew Trueblood, the new director of the Office of Planning. [WBJ]

  • Show of hands: Who thinks 611 square feet is “massive”? [WCP]

  • Opinion: “Our country is in the grips of a severe and pervasive housing affordability crisis.” [City Lab]

  • Capital Bikeshare expands its fleet of electric bikes. [Curbed]

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

  • Bradley Beal had a historic night, and the Wizards won. Not ideal for the pro-tanking crowd. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Selection Sunday: The sixth-seeded Maryland men’s basketball team will play either No. 11 seeds Belmont or Temple in the first round of the NCAA tournament. [USA Today]

  • The Washington Justice Overwatch team picks up its first ever match victory. [Twitter]

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

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