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  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans tried to cash in on his relationship and influence gained as a longtime D.C. lawmaker, the Post reported on Friday afternoon. Documents obtained by the Post show that Evans tried to pitch business proposals to law firms that lobby D.C. officials. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, meanwhile, is exploring his options.

  • Mayor Muriel Bowsercontinues to hit Metro executives over the transit authority’s push to curb late-night hours for service repairs. “I find it very curious that there has been very little discussion, debate, questioning, probing about why Metro hasn’t been more efficient with the time and resources that it has,” Bowser said last week. “We have to demand that. We can’t have a system that has demanded more money and has gotten more money and has refused to work more efficiently.”

  • District officials and lawmakers don’t want our primary election to be dead last. Picking another date, however, is another matter entirely.

  • D.C.’s CFO Jeffrey DeWitt estimates that the total cost of the partial federal government shutdown on the District was $47 million.

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

  • Key pieces of Mayor Bowser’s plan to combat the District’s opioid crisis are still in the planning stages months after she announced them. [Post]

  • D.C.’s halfway house, Hope Village, will remain open, for now, despite the fact that the Bureau of Prison gave the $60 million contract to another company. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie suggests eminent domain to take “Dave Thomas Circle” in NoMa. [DCist]

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

  • Carlie Steiner and Anna Bran-Leis link up to open Dos Mami’s in Petworth. [WCP]

  • A new nonprofit will ask D.C. restaurants to stay open late during Ramadan. [WCP]

  • At at Lemon Collective workshop, food doubled as the meal and the medium. [WCP]

  • A white wine wins big in Virginia. [Post]

  • Enough with the “Best Female Chef” award? [Eater]

  • Co-owner explains the weekend drama at Chicago’s Alinea. [Medium]

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

  • The 20th annual DC Independent Film Festival is underway. Read our preview. [WCP]

  • You can rent the National Zoo for a party, or whatever, for a cool $150,000. [Post]

  • In an effort to raise funds to complete repairs caused by the 2011 earthquake, the National Cathedral kickstarts a genius marketing ploy. [WAMU]

  • Jeff Place, curator and senior archivist of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, talks about the label’s new box set, The Social Power of Music. [BYT]

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

  • How long will Hope Village be around? [Post]

  • Want a condo with a view directly into Nats Park? [Urban Turf]

  • NoMa’s infamous Ibiza nightclub will be redeveloped as a hotel. [WBJ]

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

  • D.C. United’s season is somehow already here and the team kicked it off with a 2-0 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United. [Black & Red United]

  • What’s Bryce Harper’s legacy going to be in D.C.? It’s complicated. [WCP]

  • Sidwell Friends boys’ basketball won the DCSAA title by upsetting the top-seeded Wilson High School, 63-62, in overtime. On the girls’ side, Azzi Fuddscored 38 points to lead St. John’s to a 63-38 victory over Georgetown Visitation. [Twitter]

  • Georgetown University men’s basketball freshman James Akinjo taught Seton Hall’s Quincy McKnight a lesson in how to backup a taunt during the Hoyas’ thrilling 77-71 double-overtime victory. [Deadspin]

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

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