Happy Wednesday to nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez you, Washington. Here are the results from Maryland’s Tuesday primary.


  • During a legislative meeting on Tuesday, the D.C. Council voted to raise taxes on ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber to help fund the city’s $178 million commitment to WMATA next year. The tax is expected to raise about 10 percent of those funds. In response, a councilmember is working on a lower tax rate proposal.

  • Yesterday the Supreme Court issued a blow to a California medical transparency law requiring unlicensed “crisis pregnancy centers” to disclose that they’re not licensed medical facilities. City Paper reports on D.C.’s pro-life “crisis pregnancy centers.”

  • Low-income D.C. residents and advocates for the homeless delivered a petition, 100,000 names strong, to Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling Tuesday morning. The protestors asked members of Congress to reject Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to increase rent burdens for the country’s poorest families.

  • “‘Imagine having a one-and-a-half-year-old baby—somewhere. You don’t know where.’ She says she asked him why he had fled Honduras, and he told her that gangs there were snatching babies to sell their organs.” A look at the D.C.-based organization serving the roughly 1400 adult immigrants detained at facilities in Maryland and Virginia.

  • The Metropolitan Police Department has now received seven reports of sexual assault and harassment along the same corridor of Newport Place NW. Five other incidents of “unwanted touching” were reported recently in and around Georgetown.


  • Disruptive road closures ahead of Nats Park’s MLB All-Star game.

  • …as well as ahead of July 4 celebrations.

  • Join Housing Complex this Thursday, June 28, at the Busboys and Poets on 5th & K streets NW for a discussion about homelessness in D.C.

  • Missed connection: “Saturday afternoon. We kept smiling at each other in produce. You in a blue t-shirt. Me post yoga. I think you lingered while I was at the fish counter. …” [craigslist]

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

  • Activists challenge development in Poplar Point pitched for Amazon HQ2. [Bisnow]

  • The head of D.C.’s real-estate agency says it does not vet subcontractors. [DC Line]

  • Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of Heller decision that allowed handguns. [WAMU]

  • More on that milestone. [Post]

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

  • A Jurassic collaboration between GW Hospital and the National Museum of Natural History. [Post]

  • The 50th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is upon us. Here’s what you can’t miss. [DCist]

  • Illustrator Carlos Carmonamedina captures a different side of D.C. in his weekly Postcards From Washington, D.C. series. [Washingtonian]

  • BYT announces a True Crime Festival. [BYT]

  • But in more sobering BYT news, the website/events company indefinitely suspended a staff member after he posted transphobic and ableist comments on his Facebook page. [Facebook]

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

  • Sweetgreen and other cashless restaurants could be forced to accept bills. [WCP]

  • Owner of New York’s Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery is bringing a restaurant to Navy Yard with the help of local partners. [WBJ]

  • The food got a lot healthier near Virginia’s national parks. [NoVa Mag]

  • The best patios to bring your pup. [Eater]

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

  • D.C.’s Dept. of General Services, which manages homeless shelter construction projects, has been mired in turnover. [WCP]

  • The difference 20 years makes in housing prices. [Urban Turf]

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

  • The Polish Hammer is heading West. The Wizards traded center Marcin Gortat, who didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with star point guard John Wall, to the Los Angeles Clippers for Austin Rivers. [ESPN]

  • NBC Sports Washington paid tribute to videographer Michael DiVenere, who passed away unexpectedly while covering the NHL draft in Dallas over the weekend. He was 49. [Twitter]

  • The Potomac Nationals, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals, announced plans for a new ballpark site in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The team currently plays in Woodbridge, Virginia. [Potomac Nationals]


  • The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater presents Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, a new musical showcasing the rise of the legendary R&B group. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $59–$175.

  • Norfolk psychedelic rock band Super Doppler performs at Union Stage. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $15.

  • The Vagrant Trilogy, a production which chronicles the lives of members of a displaced Palestinian family spanning four decades, nears the end of its run at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$60.

  • ANC 5B meets at 6:30 p.m. 3501 12th St NE.

  • ANC 5A meets at 6:45 p.m. 5171 South Dakota Ave NE.

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