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The D.C. Apprenticeship Council, an 11-member body within the Department of Employment Services that is supposed to ensure compliance with local and federal labor laws and standards, recently certified Florida-based electrical contractor Power Design, even while accusations of wage fraud against the company have prompted an investigation by Attorney General Karl Racine. Unions and labor advocates have complained that Power Design is a bad actor going unchecked, and at-large D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman worries that the District isn’t enforcing its own labor laws. 


  • Flash flood warning begins this afternoon and extends 24 hours. Weather! [ABC7, Post]

  • Expect raw sewage in rivers after it rains (an issue that may be resolved soon). [WTOP]

  • Fairfax County will rename J.E.B. Stuart High. Civil War reenactors attended a public hearing on the matter. [Post, ABC7, NBC4]

  • The same school helps immigrant teens who have few years of schooling. [Post]

  • The District and Apple have finalized a deal to bring a store to Carnegie Library. [NBC4]

  • Video of a mid-July convenience store robbery in Northeast D.C. [ABC7]

  • Family holds memorial for man and dog shot on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. [ABC7]

  • Transgender candidate in Va. rakes in $52K after Trump’s comments. [NBC4]


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

  • Evans thwarted as Maryland puts kibosh on Metro board revamp. [WAMU]

  • Norton seeks to extend D.C.’s lease at RFK. [DCist]   

  • Brianne Nadeau champions the baby box. [Post]

  • Kojo Show hosts community conversation on Virginia gun laws. [WAMU]

  • D.C. looks to become more resilient. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Questioning body cameras in light of the Terrence Sterling case. [WUSA9]

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

  • Read an interview with D.C. jazz luminary Luke Stewart. [Jazz Right Now]

  • At Hemphill Fine Arts, a wide survey of Washington Color School artists. [Post]

  • Studio Theatre’s Wig Out! is absolutely fabulous. [WCP]

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

  • What people in Hawaii think of our poke craze. [Post]

  • Consider drinking a beer while you pose on your yoga mat. [WTOP]

  • Chef Michael Bonk will cook at BLT Steak instead of striking out on this own. [Eater]

  • Mediterranean Grill to open in Petworth. [PoPville]

  • Starbucks closes all of its Teavana locations, kissing thousands of jobs goodbye. [CNN]

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

  • Proposed public housing redevelopment on unofficial D.C. park stirs discontent. [WCP]

  • Job growth in D.C. is outpacing housing growth, according to a new study. [Curbed DC]

  • In North Cleveland Park, homes for sale are hard to find and prices are high. [UrbanTurf]

  • 34-unit residential project planned for current site of auto shop in Navy Yard. [UrbanTurf]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser creates new position to help the District remain “resilient.” [Post]

  • Upscale condo project in Dupont Circle to open—with nine units—in early 2019. [Post]

  • Residents and advocacy groups call for affordable housing at old Hebrew Home. [GGW]

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