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Every incumbent enjoys the advantage of being able to raise campaign cash in a hurry. And though that ability is hard to resist, it comes at the risk of being branded an instrument of developers, corporations, and lobbyists. Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has assumed that liability and then some, raking in roughly a third of her $190,000 in contributions from such monied interests since February while advocating for campaign finance reform. Three candidates stand ready to challenge her.


  • The young Salvadoran brothers who played for the elite Bethesda Soccer Club have been deported. They’re a case study in how life is changing for immigrants. [WAMU]

  • Who are the anarchists in your neighborhood? [Post]

  • Life for a family stuck in a hotel room after fire destroyed their apartment complex. [Post]

  • The Ravens beat us 23-3 in the preseason opener yesterday. [AP]

  • County fair season is upon us. Here is your guide fairs in the D.C. area: [NBC4]

  • A map of rat sightings in D.C. [NBC4]

  • Three exotic corpse flowers are expected to bloom in D.C. between Aug. 17 and 22. [AP]

  • Look at the new designs for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. [WBJ, Post, WAMU]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Grand jury witness questions government’s handling of Terrence Sterling case. [FOX5]

  • While attorney for the family says video evidence was withheld from grand jury. [WUSA9]

  • ACLU lawyer breaks ranks over group’s representation of Milo Yiannopoulos. [Times]

  • ICYMI: An activist stands up to street harassers. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Fort Dupont kicks off its summer concert season on Saturday with a performance by George V. Johnson Jr. [Post]

  • Listen to “Rome,” a new track from the forthcoming Chain and The Gang album. [NPR Music]

  • Jean Parker, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s longtime general manager, recalls some of her most memorable stories on the job. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • A quest for decent Tex-Mex food in the District. [Post]

  • Speaking of Tex-Mex, how queso conquered America. [Eater]

  • D.C. has some real fancy soft-serve ice cream. [Washingtonian]

  • Try brunching in Navy Yard this weekend. [BYT]

  • Bad news if you’ve been pounding tuna poke. [NPR]

  • Coconut Club to open near Union Market next year with an island vibe. [WCP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • D.C.’s largest gay nightclub is to close next year, but could make a comeback. [WCP]

  • Trump Organization nets $2 million from D.C. hotel in first four months of 2017. [Post]

  • Bowser administration releases $441M plans for new bridge over the Anacostia. [Post]

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke settles lawsuit with Northwest church landlord. [HuffPo]

  • New interactive tool lets you see where D.C. should build affordable homes. [DCFPI]

  • A surprising inclusion among D.C.’s five least expensive real estate markets. [WAMU]

  • D.C. home built in 1794, known as the “Honeymoon House,” finds a buyer. [UrbanTurf]

  • The stock of homes for sale in the District has risen over past two months. [UrbanTurf]

  • Douglas Development looks for a buyer for part of its New City development. [Bisnow]

  • Commercial property trust to buy downtown building for at least $435 million. [Bisnow]

  • Hundreds show up for jobs fair held for the imminent Southwest Wharf project. [WJLA]

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