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“The problem isn’t that students are doing too much. The problem is that students are doing too much, and they don’t have individuals in place that can help them deal with the stress and anxiety that come with that.”

It’s not just the group of students from Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that’s forcing politicians to re-think public policy and make our schools safer. In Virginia, a group of high school juniors drafted a bill, signed into law by Governor Ralph Northamlast month, that will require freshman and sophomores to receive better access to mental health education. Elsewhere in the state, four high schoolers successfully lobbied the state to expand emergency response services, allowing residents to text 911.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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  • D.C. gets a new fleet of all-electric Circulator buses. [WAMU]

  • Lawmakers in Virginia have reported fewer financial gifts over the last few years. [WTOP]

  • Montgomery County’s top prosecutor is publicly questioning lawmakers’ proposal to give pro bono legal counsel to immigrants facing deportation. [WTOP]

  • Behind the surprising popularity of “obsolete” office buildings. [WBJ]

  • After a big win over Columbus last night, the Caps are going to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. [NHL]

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

  • The D.C. Council will not officially reprimandTrayon White. [Post]

  • Mayor Bowser says White has to make it “abundantly clear” D.C. doesn’t tolerate hate. [FOX5]

  • How Phil Mendelsonand Ed Lazere stack up, in the minds of smart-growthers. [GGW]

  • Elections board knocks at-large candidate AaronHolmes off the ballot. [Twitter]

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

  • Julian announces new EP and shares its first track, “Low.” [Gold Flake Paint]

  • Boat Burnings EP release show, Bat Fangs, Broccoli City Fest, and more shows to check out this week. [DC Music Download]

  • A new exhibit at the he Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum explores D.C.’s changing dempgraphics. [WAMU]

  • Author Joe Gross talks about his new 33 ⅓ book on Fugazi’s In On The Kill Taker. [WCP]

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

  • Casolare’s new brunch marries Rome’s Jewish Quarter and the Lower East Side. [WCP]

  • Nick Stefanelli will try his hand at Greek food in an enormous restaurant coming to Midtown Center, on the site of the old Washington Post building. [WBJ]

  • Wiseguy Pizzawill join the crush of new pizza parlors in Navy Yard this summer. [Post]

  • The founders of Annadale’s The Block are opening a bigger food hall in North Bethesda. [Washingtonian]

  • You can now wear your love of Auntie Anne’s pretzels. [Eater]

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

  • This astronaut’s Bethesda home is up for sale at a cool $1.65 million. [Curbed]

  • Business improvement districts push the city to turn vacant offices into housing. [WAMU]

  • The D.C. Preservation League gets a win in Brookland. [Curbed]

  • A sweet little library bench in Lanier Heights. [PoPville]

  • Make Dupont cool again. [WBJ]

HAPPENING TODAY

  • ANC 5B meets at 6:30 p.m. 3700 Oakview Terrace NE.

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

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