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Early voting for the June 19 primary election begins today and runs through June 15. Polling centers across D.C. are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and there’s at least one site in each ward. Here’s a full list of the early voting locations.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • In case you’ve made it this far without knowing: The Caps won 3-1 against Las Vegas during Saturday’s match, the third game of the Stanley Cup Final. (It was the first Stanley Cup Final win on home ice in the franchise’s history.) Game four is tonight at 8:00 p.m. Expect road closures.

  • A federal judge found fault with how the Department of Human Services runs its food assistance program, SNAP, ruling that the city “has fallen well short” of meeting statutory deadlines for processing applications. The delay means up to 1,000 low-income families receive delayed assistance every quarter, the court said. (Also, read up on the District’s extremely clumsy effort to replace its computer system for enrolling residents in SNAP.)

  • The Post endorses political newbie Marcus Goodwin for At-Large Council seat over incumbent and chair of the Council’s housing committee Anita Bonds, calling her “effectiveness since joining the council in 2012 […] dubious.” She’s the only incumbent candidate the Post does not support for re-election.

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

  • Ward 8 residents dismayed over demotion of area police commander. [WCP, Post]

  • Ward 3 education rep says mayor should have less control of D.C. schools. [Post]

  • Political observers say D.C. incumbents running to stay in office will likely win. [Post]

  • Four D.C. pols’ campaigns (including three incumbents) have bundled literature. [Twitter]

  • Overheard from District elected officials last week: lots of talk about violent crime. [WCP]

  • Dozens of D.C. residents are running for Democratic State Committee positions. [Afro]

  • An overview of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ missteps. [WUSA9]

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

  • The non-profit manager of the Howard Theater seeks to evict its operator, Blue Note Entertainment, alleging over $1 million in unpaid rent. [Twitter]

  • In his new book, local author Gregg Easterbrook argues that things aren’t as bad as they seem. [WCP]

  • Jazz fight! Capital Jazz Fest vs. DC Jazz Fest. [Washingtonian]

  • The Post picks their must-see local summer productions that don’t include Hamilton. [Post]

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

  • He cooks for Wale. Soon he’ll cook for Prince George’s County. [WCP]

  • Cure your next hangover with this heavy plate from Dacha Beer Garden. [WCP]

  • Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley has a new gig in town. [Washingtonian]

  • New allegations against disgraced chef Mario Batali. [Eater]

  • What you don’t know about National Doughnut Day. [Post]

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

  • Get yer scooters off the road, friends. [PoPville]

  • New Metro stops continue to anchor mixed-use development projects in the DMV. [WBJ]

  • Black and brown home loan applicants are about twice as likely to be denied for loans as are white applicants, a report published last week shows. [GGW]

HAPPENING TODAY

  • Humorist and author David Sedaris speaks at Politics and Prose about Calypso, his new collection of essays in which he recounts his life, from his bout with skin cancer to his banter-filled family gatherings. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • The Freer Gallery of Art presents Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan, an exhibition that highlights the devout Buddhists who served as teachers and scholars of Buddhism on the island country. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free.

  • In collaboration with the Embassy of Portugal, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage hosts a performance from pianists and close friends Pedro Burmesterand Mário Laginha. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

  • ANC 2E meets at 6:30 p.m. 35th St. and Volta Pl. NW.

  • ANC 8E meets at 7:00 p.m. 3400 Wheeler Rd. SE.

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