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Expect thunderstorms this Tuesday, with a hearty side of 92 percent humidity.


  • The D.C. Council hearing over Initiative 77 stretched into the wee hours of the morning. Passionate testimonies punctuating an at-times tedious event. One person testified with dramatic flourish that, if the Council doesn’t overturn 77, “jobs will be eliminated, consumer prices will skyrocket, the District’s economy will be harmed, and local establishments will close.” Conversely, proponents of the bill say it’s unthinkable to allow tipped workers to continue living on “poverty-level wages.” Read City Paper’s 16-hour live blog of the hearing.

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a bill this week to prevent the possession and registration of “ghost guns”––firearms that “after the removal of all parts other than the receiver, cannot be detected by a metal detector.” It’s an effort to regulate 3D printed guns.

  • Witnesses continue to testify in the murder trial of D.C. business owner Savvas Savopoulos, his family, and his housekeeper. The trial, which has garnered the unfortunate nickname “Mansion Murders,” has captured the public’s fascination. Catch extensive coverage of it in Fox5.


  • Missed connection: “Smiling brunette Red Line. We both got on at Tenleytown, I got off at DuPont, we couldn’t stop smiling at each other, my heart’s still racing. This was Saturday.”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council ChairmanPhil Mendelson’s full statement on a legislative effort to overturn Initiative 77. [Twitter]

  • The Council weighs legislation to blunt Mayor Muriel Bowser’s control of D.C. schools. [Post]

  • Don’t expect the residents seeking to strip Trump International of its liquor license to shut up any time soon. [Post]

  • Dangerous K2 overdoses continue to threaten the city. [Twitter]

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

  • Himitsu co-owner Kevin Tien is opening a new restaurant on Capitol Hill. [Washingtonian]

  • Odd ingredients D.C. brewers are adding to their beers. [DCist]

  • Feast your eyes on vegan brisket. [Eater]

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

  • Please attend our next Luce Unplugged showcase, featuring Boat Burning and Aaron Leitko. [WCP]

  • Listen to “Hypnotize,” the new track from D.C. electronic duo lovetechnique. [Resident Advisor]

  • Bodies talk in Round House Theatre’s Small Mouth Sounds. [WCP]

  • Branden Jacobs-JenkinsGloria takes a harsh look at strivers. [WCP]

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

  • The Inspector General will review DCRA’s fast-track permitting program next year. [Curbed]

  • Zillow: Not always the most reliable resource. [NYT]

  • The proposed renovation of a 30-unit affordable housing building is imminent. [WBJ]

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

  • The St. James, a 450,000-square-foot sports and wellness complex in Fairfax, wants to be the center of the local fitness universe. [WCP]

  • Open tryouts for the Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards’ G-League affiliate, gave basketball players a chance to live out their dreams. [NBA.com]

  • Believe it or not, the Nationals can still make the playoffs as a wildcard team. Losing to the bottom-dwelling Marlins last night did not help. [CBS Sports]

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

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