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Happy Friday, Florida D.C. Get ready for more “strong to severe storms” later this afternoon.


  • Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will likely soon be unable to use their SNAP funds at farmers markets, at least temporarily. The USDA recently announced it’s awarding its contract for managing mobile SNAP payments to a new company that doesn’t currently offer that service. Advocates in D.C. worry that means low-income families will have even more restricted access to fresh produce.

  • Dozens of children, toddlers, and their guardians led a sit-in at the Hart Senate Office Building in protest of the Trump administration’s immigration policy that saw it separating kids from their parents. “This is what a 2-month-old looks like,” one woman told the Post, gesturing to the baby she was holding. “He’s still breast-feeding. He depends on me for nourishment, for everything. I don’t know what either of us would do if we were separated.”

  • Northeast D.C.’s Providence Hospital, a 283-bed facility in Ward 5, announced it will end its acute care services by the end of the year. Half of the hospital’s patients are on Medicaid, and it serves many low-income D.C. residents. It also closed its maternity ward in October.

  • A list of the top Lyft destinations in D.C. (They won’t surprise you.) [Twitter]


  • How to get downtown if the Red Line shutdown affects you. [WCP]

  • Missed GWU connection: “I was sitting at the bus stop eating and you walked past with an older woman. Our eyes met and you kept looking back at me. I got up and looked for you down the street. You had just gotten in a car when I reached you. I sat on a wall and waved at you and smiled, you did the same. Can’t stop thinking about you. You’re incredible.” [craigslist]

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

  • Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray laments Providence Hospital’s decision to end acute care services. [DC Line]

  • An employee of the mayor’s office was fired after reportedly drunkenly sexually harassing a woman in the John A. Wilson Building elevator, then trying to punch her supervisor. And that was just the beginning. [Post]

  • Metro’s Orange Line ridership is on a steady decline thanks to poor performance. [Curbed]

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

  • How open jam sessions around the DMV are fostering a new community for local musicians. [WCP]

  • Virginia band Birds For Eyes emo-meets-classical sound is making waves in the D.C. area. [DCist]

  • The convention for the D.C. area’s black nerds, Blerdcon, is back. [WAMU]

  • You guessed it, film review time! The latest Mission: Impossible movie is a winner. [WCP]

  • Second film review:Love, Cecilis a tender, fawning portrait of the late arts jack-of-all-trades Cecil Beaton. [WCP]

  • All the jazz shows to catch in the next week. [WCP]

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

  • sPACYcLOUd to serve plant-based Filipino food and kombucha cocktails in Adams Morgan. [WCP]

  • More than 100 D.C. restaurants serve a beet salad. [WCP]

  • Mike Isabellais trying to save Graffiato. [Washingtonian]

  • More Indian and Nepali for Glover Park. [PoPville]

  • Read this if you had or have a thing for Snapple. [Eater]

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

  • Want to know how your neighborhood voted in the 2016 presidential election? Here’s a detailed map of precinct-level returns. (Spoiler alert: it was probably blue.) [NYT]

  • What you’re looking at when you’re looking at the night sky. [NPR]

  • Playtime Project’s life after D.C. General. [DC Line]

  • A hefty chunk of this Rock Creek Park trail will be closed for roughly a year. [DCist]

  • A petition to “#StopDCGDemo” is picking up steam. [WLCH]

  • Local agencies are reacting to a spike in K2 overdoses with the assumption that many of those affected are homeless. [WCP]

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

  • Some of the best tennis players in the world will descend on 16th Street for the Citi Open starting this weekend. The two-day qualifying rounds that begin Saturday will feature several players with local ties, like Andrew Fenty, former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s son, Natasha Subhash, Nicole Hammond, Kristyna Nepivodova, Hunter Koontz, Jordan Chrysostom, and Trey Stinchcomb. [Twitter]

  • The Washington Valor is playing in the Arena Football League’s championship game on Saturday night, but even devoted fans acknowledge the enthusiasm factor is muted for a variety of reasons. [WCP]

  • Stephen Strasburg is headed to the 10-day disabled list less than a week after returning for his first start in six weeks on July 20, the Nationals announced Thursday. The oft-injured Nationals pitcher, who has a cervical nerve impingement according to the team, last went on the disabled list on June 10. [ESPN]


  • Politics and Prose presents an open reading and discussion featuring three new thrillers by women writers, Michele Campbell (She Was the Quiet One), Kelli Clare (Hidden), and Susie Orman Schnall(The Subway Girls). 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • Colombian vallenato singer-songwriter Silvestre Dangond performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $27.75–$155.50.

  • The National Museum of American History opens Let’s Get It Right: Work Incentive Posters of the 1920s, an exhibition showcasing posters from the early 20th century that explores how employers encouraged their workforces with imagery. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

  • ANC 8D meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 4601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SW.

  • ANC 3E meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW.


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