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

Restaurant workers make $3.33 an hour before tips. With key votes on the horizon in D.C., some within the restaurant community are preparing to fight against the tipped wage, which they say causes personal financial instability and secual harassment, among other ills.


  • Post investigation sparks D.C. Council proposal to reform juvenile justice. [Post]

  • D.C. public high school student dies in shooting after returning to former home. [Post]

  • Hot take: Let’s think twice about Emmys-spawned #DCPublicSchools hashtag. [Post]

  • D.C. police arrest male masseur alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman. [Post]

  • Texas-based flushable wipes manufacturer challenges D.C. environmental law. [WAMU]

  • Explainer: How D.C. bills become laws—except when Congress interferes. [WAMU]

  • Almost a dozen District astroturf fields have recently failed safety tests. Why? [DCist]

  • Four injured in stolen vehicle after traffic stop in Northeast. [WUSA9]

  • House fire at 4th and Kennedy streets NW leaves dog dead. [WJLA]

  • Hillary Clinton spoke about her new book in D.C. last night. [WJLA]

  • Trump considering military parade on July 4 à la française. [Hill]

  • Here comes the sun … over the Washington Monument. [Post]

  • Catholic Seminary rescinds invitation for pro-LGBT priest to deliver speech. [Blade]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Simmons: D.C. Council back in session, with its hands in your wallet. [Times]

  • Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau gets another challenger: Sheika Reid. [Post]

  • Council leadership appears circumspect about additional business regulations. [Post]

  • CASA assists with DACA renewal. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: Leaks threaten to shut down Metro Red Line. [WTOP]

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

  • At the Hirshhorn’s Concert for Yoko Ono, audiences got a face full of Kim Gordon’s guitar. [Post]

  • Five shows to check out this week. [DC Music Download]

  • Photographer Flore de Préneuf talks about her fascination with liquor stores. [WCP]

  • Listen to the debut album from bilingual electropop duo Loi Loi. [Bandcamp]

  • Meet the Vietnam vets who became craft kings of the Montgomery County Fair. [Post]

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

  • What most people overhear when they dine at BLT Steak. [Washingtonian]

  • Must-try beers at Snallygaster this weekend. [Eater]

  • Wawa releases initial designs for planned Georgetown location. [WBJ]

  • Did South Park copy District ChopHouse & Brewery’s beer list? [WCP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • New Amazon HQ in D.C. area could mean higher rents, more construction. [UrbanTurf]

  • $3.5. million Wesley Heights home that housed notables set for demolition. [Curbed DC]

  • Two Brutalist buildings downtown are being transformed into a new office. [Curbed DC]

  • Alternative development history: Three big D.C. projects that weren’t done. [Curbed DC]

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital prepares for $38 million tower renovation. [WBJ]

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