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Take one last glance at our guide to the June 19 primary election before heading to the polls today. It’s too hot this afternoon to try and scale any White House barriers—better to stay inside.


  • Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, the Capitals announced Monday that head coach Barry Trotz has resigned. Both sides tried to negotiate an extension but could not come to terms, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “When I came to Washington four years ago we had one goal in mind and that was to bring the Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital,” Trotz wrote in a statement.

  • Metro knew for years that erroneous fare calculations forced customers to pay more than necessary for their trips, a new report says. But it only issued reimbursements for riders affected after 2015.

  • Eight elite D.C. schools will totally remove Advanced Placement classes from their curricula by 2022. The schools’ leaders, including those from Sidwell Friends and Georgetown Day, cited the “diminished utility” of AP classes and a desire for more interactive, less memorization-heavy courses as reasons for the change.


  • Wonder Woman 2 An unconfirmed movie is filming in D.C., so be wary of road closures.

  • Here’s where to vote during today’s primary elections.

  • If you’re at a marijuana pop-up event, stay vigilant.

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

  • Turnout for what? Don’t expect higher voting tallies in this year’s D.C. primaries. [WCP]

  • Mayor Bowser was spotted at a Silver Spring restaurant with baby Miranda. [Post]

  • Rhetoric flies high in Ward 6 race between Charles Allen and Lisa Hunter. [DC Line]

  • D.C. Democratic State Committee races: referendum on chair Anita Bonds? [DC Line]

  • Parents say children are becoming sick after playing at a rec center in AU Park. [FOX5]

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

  • Mock Identity drops their debut album, Paradise. [Bandcamp]

  • As Capital Fringe tickets go on sale, all the things you need to know about this year’s theater festival. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • In which D.C.’s Summer of Wonder Woman will cause a wonderful disruption in and around Penn Quarter today. You’ve been warned. [Fox5]

  • HIPS and The Black Youth Project 100 partnered up for a unique art exhibition showcasing the humanity of sex workers. [AFRO]

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

  • Buffalo & Bergen is coming to Stanton Park this fall. [WCP]

  • Both sides of the Initiative 77 debate will be at the polls trying to sway your vote. [WCP]

  • Would eliminating the tip credit help combat sexual harassment in restaurants? [Washingtonian]

  • Wawa is taking over a major address in Georgetown. [WBJ]

  • How to get $1 iced coffee all week. [DC Refined]

  • Creme’s run comes to an end on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]

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

  • Documents obtained by City Paper via the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with public officials show that the “entire executive leadership team” of the D.C. government has known for months that D.C. General replacement shelters are “significantly behind schedule.” The subcontractor responsible for building the shelters was never vetted by the city, officials confirm. [WCP]

  • The D.C. Council will hold a hearing on that troubled plan. [Twitter]

  • Bowser administration awards more than $1 million for LGBTQ senior housing. [Blade]

  • Reimagining 14th Street’s pedestrian landscape. [GGW]

  • What are these little red lights? [PoPville]

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

  • Back in 1966, the World Cup soccer tournament in Mexico helped plant the seed for the sport to have a professional presence in America. Leonard Shapiro revisits how D.C. played a role in the sport’s reemergence in the U.S., from the Washington Whips to the Washington Darts to the Washington Diplomats. [WCP]

  • Add National Geographic to the list of magazine covers that Olympic champion and D.C. native Katie Ledecky has graced. [National Geographic]


  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a playful, all-male comic ballet company, performs at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $25–$65.

  • MahoganyBooks hosts a book launch and author signing featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, whose new book Envy centers on a woman who seemingly has it all, but soon finds out she has a long lost sister who isn’t what she seems. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • Union Stage presents Jokes On Tap, an open mic comedy night in the tap room.8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. Free.

  • ANC 4D meets at 6:30 p.m. 5200 2nd St. NW.

  • ANC 7F also meets at 6:30 p.m. 100 Stoddert Pl. SE.

  • ANC 8B meets at 7:00 p.m. 2455 Alabama Ave. SE.

  • ANC 5E meets at 7:00 p.m. 1400 1st St. NW.

  • ANC 3F meets at 7:30 p.m. University of the District of Columbia.

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