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On this partly cloudy Wednesday, it’s important to know: José Andrés says vote “no” on Initiative 77, Montgomery County beefs up pro bono counseling services for immigrants facing deportation, and a federal judge gives this trans Virginia teen a legal win.


  • Folks, we have a name: The Post reports that Mayor Muriel Bowser’s baby girl is named Miranda Elizabeth. The news was allegedly relayed to some city officials Monday night by city administrator Rashad Young.

  • D.C.’s auditor finds that overtime use at District agencies has more than doubled.

  • A not insignificant sinkhole appeared this week in the White House’s North Lawn. And it just keeps getting bigger.

  • The Caps head to Tampa tonight for the last game of the Eastern Conference finals after a stunning 3-0 victory against the Lightning on Monday, resurrecting the team’s hope of winning the Stanley Cup. Alex Ovechkin calls tonight’s event “the biggest game in my life.”

  • A gay man was violently attacked Sunday on Sherman Ave. and Harvard St. NW, police reports show, the second time in two months there has been a known attack perpetrated on a gay pedestrian in D.C. Both incidents were investigated as hate crimes.

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

  • Bowser backs proposal that would keep current tax on shared ride-hailing rides. [Post]

  • The mayor’s decision to adopt a baby makes national news. [PostABC, AP]

  • Parent sues D.C. over what she says is an onerous job req. for day-care workers. [Post]

  • Police are investigating a man who may have illegally sold parking permits. [NBC4]

  • Dozens attend activist-led forum on the potential costs of Amazon HQ2 in D.C. [Twitter]

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

  • Washington National Opera’s Candide sees the glass as half-full. [WCP]

  • All Things Go announces its annual Fall Classic, featuring … wait for it … CARLY. RAE. JEPSEN. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to a new track from Takoma Park American Primitive guitarist Kerem Atalay. [Post-Trash]

  • Check out a new music video from The North Country. [YouTube]

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

  • Dine with refugees during Ramadan at Mama Ayesha’s. [WCP]

  • Durian isn’t so scary when its prepared in a fermented curry at Spoken English. [WCP]

  • The Good Silver switches things up with sandwiches and cheap booze. [Eater]

  • Tim Carman hails the restored version of Quarry House Tavern. [Post]

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

  • ICYMI: Howard University moves forward with plans to redevelop the Bond Bread Factory into a “24-hour work, shop, eat, live, play destination.” [WCP]

  • Home prices are rocketing in Trinidad. [UrbanTurf]

  • The federal government will bypass D.C. zoning laws for the Armed Forces Retirement Home. [WBJ]

  • Business owners are trying to make Dupont cool again. [WAMU]


  • Washington Performing Arts presents a collaborative performance from three virtuosos—violinist Itzhak Perlman, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, and pianist Rohan De Silva—at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $55–$165.

  • Maryland indie rock bandThe Dangerous Summer performs at Union Stage with fellow bands All Get Out, A Will Away, and The Backwoods. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $18–$30.

  • Pop-Up Magazine brings its night of live stories, this time featuring the likes of writer John Jeremiah Sullivan and actress Joy Bryant, with new original music from Magik*Magik Orchestra, to the Warner Theatre stage. 7:30 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $24–$29.

  • ANC 5B meets at 6:30 p.m. 1731 Bunker Hill Rd. NE.

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

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