A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

“Why would you rip down the signs unless you really gave a shit? The second thing is: Why would this guy be covering his face?”

A Park View business owner accuses candidate for At-Large Council seat Jeremiah Lowery of stealing and trashing the campaign signs of opponent Marcus Goodwin last weekend. Lowery denied the allegations, but current At-Large Councilmember Anita Bondstweeted on Saturday: “Perhaps this explains what happened to a few of my signs.”


  • Up to one-third of the student body at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts doesn’t live in D.C., an inspector general report found, reflecting about $2 million in tax dollars that should go toward District residents. [Post]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser comes out against Initiative 77, a ballot referendum that would force restaurants to remove the tipped minimum wage. Restaurants and bars say it would put them out of business, while advocates for the initiative say it’ll help marginalized workers. [Kojo]

  • HIPS is now crowdfunding for naloxone, a life-saving drug used to prevent overdoses, because the Department of Health has “overextended” its naloxone quota and “cannot get more.”  [Twitter]

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

  • Colby King: Where is the urgency and outrage over recent killings of black youth? [Post]

  • With contract renewal pending, Circulator drivers push for D.C. takeover of buses. [Post]

  • Officials and experts consider how the D.C. region would absorb Amazon HQ2. [Post]

  • D.C. police panel recommends that officer who killed black motorcyclist be fired. [WTOP]

  • Federal judge castigates District jail officials over improper releases of inmates. [AP]

  • Mayor Bowser will travel to Vegas for an annual retail conference on Sunday. [Twitter]

  • Ward 1 D.C. Council candidates politic over dog park on land that may be sold. [Post]

  • Teachers at Roosevelt High School say students’ attendance rates were altered. [Post]

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

  • In which Governess talk about their new album and we premiere a music video. [WCP]

  • “Howard Forever:” Watch highlights of Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University commencement speech. [Post]

  • The D.C. Public Library is recreating the Resurrection City Soul Tent. [WCP]

  • Funk Parade co-founder Chris Naoum talks about the parade that nearly wasn’t. [DC Music Download]

  • Big Brother seems smaller in Scena Theatre’s 1984. [WCP]

  • Hamilton fever takes over D.C.’s museums. [WAMU]

  • Vietnamese refugees tell their stories with humor in Studio Theatre’s Vietgone. [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)

  • More D.C. General residents face anxiety about the shelter’s closure. [Post]

  • People aren’t happy with the Potomac Yard metro plans. [GGW]

  • More imprudent homes (and lots zoned for homes) are up for sale in D.C. [WCP]

  • Fannie Mae hopes to redevelop Tenleytown. [Urban Turf]


  • ANC 2C meets today at 6:30 p.m. 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

  • ANC 6D meets at 7:00 p.m. 1100 4th Street SW.

  • ANC 3G also meets at 7:00 p.m. 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

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