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Survey results released from George Mason University shed new light on the rate of drug and alcohol abuse in the restaurant industry. Many survey respondents lack self-awareness about what is considered substance abuse. Only 18 percent of them reported they had a problem, and another 28 percent weren’t sure. But when asked about colleagues, the answers were much different: 53 percent said they knew someone at work with a problem. An astounding zero percent had used employer-based programs to address their substance abuse. Some within the industry in D.C., however, are offering help and opening up pathways to recovery.


  • An all-black little league team makes it to the D.C. championship for the first time in its 30-year history. [Post]

  • Lawsuit claims Fox News and White House pushed a false story about Seth Rich, the slain DNC staffer. His family supports the suit. [AP, ABC7]

  • The new DC Circulator buses release fewer emissions and have digital screens and USB ports. [WAMU, WTOP]

  • Local attorney files to trademark n-word to prevent racist uses. [Post]

  • After a violent weekend, four people are now dead from wounds. [Post]

  • It was a very wet July. [DCist]

  • Missing Silver Spring man with special needs was last seen at a Smithsonian. [FOX5]

  • Library of Congress is offering a new tour for the visually impaired. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Hundreds of D.C. school students get to study abroad for free. [Post]

  • Going Underground: A look inside Metro’s waterproofing project. [NBC4]

  • Highway safety institute says legalized pot could lead to increased car crashes. [Post]

  • Law enforcers react to Trump remarks on police violence. [ABC7]

  • Chief Newsham says police are investigating officer who wore controversial t-shirt. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: D.C. Auditor exposes wage theft on school modernization project. [Union City]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • New York-based ensemble Object Collection creates a new opera based on “random feedback, aimless drum noodling,” and banter of Fugazi’s live archive. [WCP]

  • Read an interview with Sir EU. [The Proto Post]

  • Anacostia’s Theater Alliance announces next season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • GoldLink walks us through his D.C. community in new short documentary We are the Flowers in Your Dustbin. [DC Music Download]

  • Remembering late artist Val Lewton, who captured another side of the District in his paintings, and whose work is on view at AU’s Katzen Arts Center. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Not enough people are ordering this drink at Mirabelle. [WCP]

  • Where to eat breakfast all day in D.C. [Eater]

  • Three restaurants make Bon Appétit’s “50 Best New Restaurants” list. [Washingtonian]

  • Duh: New study shows blowing out candles on a cake spreads germs. [WTOP]

  • “Yelp drives me crazy,” says TV host Andrew Zimmern. [Business Insider]

  • A chef opens up about the one big problem with farm-to-table. [NPR]

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

  • How the mortgage interest deduction mostly serves to benefit D.C.’s wealthiest. [DCFPI]

  • The developers behind the Southwest Wharf project plan for grand opening in fall. [WBJ]

  • Ex-library on H Street NE to be redeveloped into 36-unit mixed-use project. [Curbed DC]

  • Adams Morgan boutique dog hotel set to debut within the next two months. [Curbed DC]

  • Clue: Will the Verizon Center’s name be changed to the Capital One Center? [UrbanTurf]

  • Adams Morgan neighbors consider making 18th Street more pedestrian-friendly. [GGW]

  • New bike-friendly design changes slated for Grant and Sherman Circles. [GGW]

  • What new buses mean for the D.C. Circulator’s beleaguered fleet. [GGW]

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