Happy Wednesday. Enjoy sun and temps in the mid-80s for the rest of the work week.


  • Under a new bill introduced to the D.C. Council last week by Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert White, two D.C. agencies would collect health data on LGBTQ people. Every other member of the Council signed onto the bill, which Grosso says will document “the health disparities that affect our LGBTQ neighbors so that we can target interventions to end those disparities.”

  • A man was killed Tuesday night during a “confrontation” with police in Southeast D.C. Three officers on “routine patrol” entered an alley, Metropolitan Police Department ChiefPeter Newsham said, where they encountered “multiple males.” One of them allegedly drew a pistol when “shots were fired.” Newsham said he doesn’t know whether officers were actually the target of gunfire.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson spent $277,000 over the past three months on his re-election campaign, campaign finance records released this week show, while opponent Ed Lazere spent $153,000. The primary election is in just under one week.


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

  • Bowser, Council incumbents make it rain with final-stretch campaign spending. [Post]

  • Police fatally shoot man in Southeast who they say pulled a gun. [NBC4, FOX5, WJLA]

  • Police find 24-year-old man dead of gunfire in Southwest early Tuesday morning. [Post]

  • Lisa Hunter, running to unseat Ward 6’s Charles Allen, talks issues. [The Hill is Home]

  • Find your polling place for the the June 19 primary elections, six days away. [DCBOE]

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

  • After WAMU cancels Hot Jazz Saturday Night, thousands sign petition in attempt to save the show. [Post]

  • Muralist Kelly Towles on the hustle of making a career out of art. [BYT]

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts director Susan Fisher Sterling talks about gender diversity in the arts. [Post]

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

  • The best possible way to consume pig’s feet. [WCP]

  • A case for tipping at counter-service restaurants. [Post]

  • Think you know where your tip money goes? [Eater]

  • Mike Isabella breaks his silence, says he knows he’s not invincible. [Washingtonian]

  • MGM National Harbor has a new restaurant. [WBJ]

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

  • A cautionary tale of Amazon’s immense lobbying power and the havoc it wreaked on Seattle’s homeless population. [CityLab]

  • This Walter Reed development is halfway to selling out. [Urban Turf]

  • Making old spots new again for the D.C. filming of Wonder Woman 2. [Curbed]

  • What’s going on at the embassy of Ecuador? [PoPville]

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

  • Thousands of red-clad Capitals descended on Constitution Avenue NW to celebrate the Stanley Cup winning Capitals’ victory parade. Metro announced that over 567,000 people rode Metrorail by 5 p.m. Tuesday, up more than 132,000 from the same time Monday. [WCP]

  • The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup and somehow the world didn’t end. Matt Terlwrites about how the Capitals’ Cup title changes D.C. sports forever. [WCP]

  • How does one celebrate winning the Stanley Cup after 13 seasons in the NHL? Read about Alex Ovechkin’s beer-soaked celebrations in this behind-the-scenes from Sports Illustrated’s Alex Prewitt. [SI]


  • Genre-blending singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper performs with bluesman Charlie Musselwhite at 9:30 Club.7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $55.

  • The Mosaic Theater Company presents The Vagrant Trilogy, a production that follows the life of a displaced Palestinian family, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.7 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$60.

  • The National Museum of American History continues its run of Let’s Get It Right: Work Incentive Posters of the 1920s, an exhibition exploring how employers once encouraged their workforce in the form of 16 posters.10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

  • ANC 4C meets at 6:30 p.m. 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

  • ANC 6C meets at 7:00 p.m. 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

  • ANC 1A also meets at 7:00 p.m. 3103 13th St. NW.

  • ANC 2B also meets at 7:00 p.m. 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

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