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It brings a multibillion-dollar industry out of the shadows and into the sunlight, where its integrity can be guaranteed and consumers can be better protected.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled to repeal a federal ban on sports betting, making locals like Ted Leonsis—owner of the Wizards, Caps, and Mystics—very happy. Casino magnates in neighboring states have made clear they’re preparing to heavily lobby “work with” state legislators to make the practice legal in lucrative areas.


  • Lightning, hail, heavy winds and rain battered the D.C. area Monday night, knocking power out of tens of thousands of homes and setting fire to houses in Takoma Park. Expect rain every day this week. [WTOP]

  • After parents enrolled their kids, a D.C. charter suddenly announced it wouldn’t open. Families who selected Rocketship charter school in War 5, including D.C.’s ombudsman for public education, were left scrambling. [WCP]

  • Ninety-four percent of teachers nationwide spend their own money on school supplies, a study published Monday says. They spend an average of $500 annually on goods like paper, snacks, and clothing. [Post]

  • Some takeaways from the $14.5 billion budget D.C. is poised to approve today: A slight against Uber, the restoration of some Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds, and more money to hire housing code inspectors. [Twitter]

  • Washingtonian apologizes after publishing botched ‘I’m Not a Tourist. I Live Here.’ t-shirt campaign featuring a lot of white people. [WCP]

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

  • Among other things, that budget includes $1.5 million to buy a dog park. [WJLA]

  • D.C.’s top two elected officials are against controversial ballot initiative 77. [WCP]

  • More than half of the D.C. Council is set to accompany Bowser to Las Vegas. [Twitter]

  • Harm-reduction group HIPS meets fundraising goal for naloxone in 48 hours. [Times]

  • DCRA elevator inspector blows the whistle on the agency’s protocol shortfalls. [WUSA9]

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

  • The distribution of the Corcoran’s collection of art has finally been announced. [Post]

  • Check out photos from Saturday’s Funk Parade. [Washingtonian]

  • Is D.C. cool? Does it matter? What does cool even mean? Does any of this matter? Are we alone in the universe? [Kojo Nnamdi]

  • Introducing The Crate Digger, our new music column that journeys into the forgotten tunes recorded in the D.C. of yesteryear. [WCP]

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

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk this week.

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

  • A new look at old[er] plans for Walter Reed. [Urban Turf]

  • What the Council’s housing budget will do for low-income and homeless residents. [Twitter]

  • DDOT proposes moving its headquarters to WC Smith’s planned Capitol Waterfront office. [BisNow]

  • How Amazon setting up shop in D.C. could raise rents across the city. [WAMU]


  • Stand-up comedian Lane Moore brings her monthly comedy show Tinder Live to Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $29–$39.

  • Author Kevin Powers stops by Politics and Prose to chat about his latest book, A Shout in the Ruins, a history of violence in American from the Civil War era to the 1980s. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free

  • MahoganyBooks hosts the monthly curated poetry reading Pieces of Eight Poetry Series, featuring members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • ANC 4D meets today 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 also 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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