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It’s a gorgeous summer day out there. Capital Weather Gang calls it close to perfect, ranking it a 9.5/10. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don’t let the rats get you.


  • WBJ reports that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is “scrambling” to establish vending rules and administer permits ahead of the MLB’s All-Star Game this month. DCRA has apparently yet to determine how many vending spots will be available for the game.

  • Growing up in … D.C., I’ve witnessed more violence than any child should,” a 12-year-old girl told a group of lawmakers during a discussion public violence held last week. Over the course of eight hours on Saturday, there were four shootings. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s judiciary committee will hold a roundtable on policing this week.

  • Federal prosecutors announced last week that they plan to dismiss charges against the remaining 39 Inauguration Day protesters. The U.S. Attorney of D.C. said that the dismissals were prompted by the results of two jury trials held so far, where the defendants were found not guilty.

    • One former defendant told DCist she’s “glad people are getting out from the thumb of these prosecutions. It’s been 18 months of uncertainty and putting people’s’ lives on hold.”


  • Missed kayaking connection: “Trying to find that group of hilarious girls (and guys) that I ended up taking a photo of during the Boating in DC (Keybridge Boathouse) kayaking event on Wednesday. … Let me know what color the dog’s vest was, that was off in the distance, and what it was doing to let me know this was really you. [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Sherwood: John A. Wilson indelibly shaped the D.C. Council and the District. [WCP]

  • Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White says he was accepted into law schools. [WCP]

  • The Council will vote on a bill that regulates amplified noise in public. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • Op-ed: Open primaries could help improve turnout and representation in D.C. [Post]

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

  • What it’s like to dine at the other Red Hen that just reopened in Virginia. [Post]

  • Should you boycott restaurants caught up in sexual harassment controversies? [MIC]

  • Rockville’s new Asian food hall has opened. [Eater]

  • How tariff wars could impact the distilling industry. [NPR]

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

  • Home Imprudent, “white hot H Street” edition. [WCP]

  • Residents of a luxury H Street NE apartment building go mano-a-mano with the short term guests they say are (illegally) staying there. [WCP]

  • A list of all the June home and condo sales in D.C. [PoPville]

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

  • Mystics coach Mike Thibaultmade WNBA history on Saturday as he became the first coach in the league with 300 victories. The Mystics are currently first in the Eastern Conference with a 12-6 record. [AP]

  • The Stanley Cup world tour continues for Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals star brought the trophy to Moscow during the World Cup, where he celebrated his team’s championship with his family. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • It’s not often that being a runner helps land you in a Hollywood blockbuster, but some lucky runners got to be extras in the Wonder Woman film over the weekend. [WCP]

  • Among the longest-tenured active general managers in the NBA, Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld stands out. And not in a good way. [WCP]


  • Canadian indie rock group Frog Eyesperforms at DC9 as part of a farewell tour in support of their presumed final album together, Violet Psalms. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

  • Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum discusses her book The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, an analysis of the Trump era with a philosophical lens, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • Austin-based experimental pop bandThe Octopus Project performs at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $13–$15.

  • ANC 2C meets at 6:30 p.m. 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

  • ANC 3G meets at 7:00 p.m.5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

  • ANC 6D meets at 7:00 p.m. 1100 4th St. SW.

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