It’s your last full day to read our guide to the June 19 primary election before heading to the polls tomorrow. Find a nice spot with some air conditioning and do that today.


  • 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 homeless shelters are “significantly behind schedule.” The subcontractor responsible for building the shelters was never vetted by the city, officials confirm.

  • While Mayor Muriel Bowser expects to cruise through the primary to November’s general election, not all D.C. residents are happy about it. Residents of the poorest parts of the city say Bowser has failed them on three fronts: economic development, education, and public safety.

  • Five female undergraduate students working at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs have sued the school and one of its employees, alleging a hostile work environment. Three of the complainants say the employee raped them.


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

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

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is under investigation by ethics officials. [WCP]

  • Based on early voting, turnout in the primaries is looking to be very low this year. [Post]

  • Attorney General Karl Racine endorses Councilmember Elissa Silverman. [Twitter]

  • Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Sheika Reid upsets drivers with fake tickets. [Twitter]

  • How candidates in the June 19 D.C. primaries stack up on donor types, levels. [Medium]

  • Pol talk: D.C. school troubles continue; first-time candidates try to make a splash. [WCP]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • The art of hip-hop photography takes center stage at the African American Museum’s Represent. [WCP]

  • Cleveland Park has a new library and it’s pretty damn sleek! [DCist]

  • Flasher’s debut album Constant Image feels like the past, present, and future of D.C.’s punk scene. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Catch up on our print coverage of Initiative 77 before the vote tomorrow: here, here, and here.

  • Gravitas is finally accepting reservations in Ivy City after two years of delays. [WCP]

  • Introducing “Debt After Dark,” a party series for people with student loans. [DC Refined]

  • Home economics classes are on the outs. [NPR]

  • Chef and media mogul David Chang talks about mental health on new podcast episode. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • PoPville’s Great Garden Haul series is back, and we are, frankly, thrilled. [PoPville]

  • Another chapter in the will-they-won’t-they saga of Amazon and D.C. [WBJ]

  • On the unclear future of this Deanwood parking lot. [GGW]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Since making his major league debut on May 20, Juan Soto has become a crucial part of the Nationals’ lineup. In 22 games and 72 at bats, he’s hit five home runs and scored 15 runs to go with his .319 batting average. Oh, and he’s 19. In the last week alone, several national publications have covered him, including The Ringer in an article titled, “Juan Soto Is Going to Be Great Because D.C. Sports Are Good Now.” Yep. [The Ringer]

  • The Citi Open tennis tournament at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center doesn’t begin until July 28, but competition for a wildcard into the qualifying tournament has already begun. Over a 100 elite junior and amateur tennis players in the area are currently competing in the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge, with the finals beginning Monday at 1 p.m. [USTA]

  • Steven Goff of The Washington Post says that D.C. would become the frontrunner to host 2026 World Cup games if the local NFL team gets a new stadium by then. [Post]


  • Pianist Scott Bradlee, creator of rotating musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, performs at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $39.75–$54.75.

  • The Anacostia Community Museum continues its run of A Right to the City, an exhibition that highlights how Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw, and Southwest. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1901 Fort Place SE. Free.

  • Poet and artist-activist Cleo Wade is in conversation with Hillary Clinton’s former director of engagement De’Ara Balenger, activist and educator Brittany Packnett, and political commentator Symone Sanders, about her bookHeart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, a collection of poems, stories, aphorisms, and everyday wisdom, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

  • ANC 2D meets at 7:00 p.m. 2200 California St. NW.

  • ANC 4A also meets at 7:00 p.m. 6001 Georgia Ave. NW.

  • ANC 3C meets at 7:30 p.m. 3000 Cathedral Ave. NW.

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