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

Up from the ashes of the D.C. statehood movement has risen a fresh idea: to present D.C. and Puerto Rico as a pair of vote-neutering twins, where the territory’s right-leaning representatives in Congress would cancel out the District’s left-leaning ones. Never mind that Puerto Rico, home to about 3.5 million vote-starved brethren, who are more or less evenly split along party lines, has five times more people than the District. Our dispatch from the latest, and somewhat pointless, statehood commission meeting.


  • An undocumented immigrant who died in that Texas truck graduated from a Fairfax County high school. [Post]

  • Council on American-Islamic Relations says anti-Muslim hate crimes are up 91 percent in first half of 2017. [ABC7]

  • Filmmakers transform Brooklyn street to look like D.C.’s 14th Street in the 70s. [WTOP]

  • Kojo takes up the debate over use of a Columbia Heights soccer field. [WAMU]

  • Pepsi replaces Coke as the local NFL’s soda sponsor. [WBJ]

  • How a Dunbar High valedictorian made it to graduation day at Georgetown. [Post]

  • Low 80s and mild humidity today. T-storm risk sets in again tomorrow. [ABC7, Post]

  • Police chase ends with car flipping over near Tysons Corner Center. [Post]

  • Police make a second arrest in the accidental shooting of a 1-year-old boy. [FOX5]

  • Coast Guard says kayakers can use Potomac near Trump’s golf course. [DCist, NBC4]

  • D.C. man convicted of killing his roommates. His weapon? A hammer. [NBC4]

  • Two of the teen Burundi robotics team members are definitely in Canada. [WUSA9]

  • AU grad plans “Stammering Conference” to raise awareness about stuttering. [WUSA9]


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

  • Federal appeals court smacks down D.C.’s concealed carry limits. [Post, Times]

  • But AG Karl Racine says he will probably appeal. [WAMU]

  • D.C. transportation director Leif Dormsjo resigning to work at Louis Berger. [Post]

  • School officials to focus on reducing absenteeism. [Post]

  • A fundraiser for Inauguration Day protesters. [WUSA9]

  • And a campaign to encourage women to run for elected office. [WUSA9]

  • On barbering: [Intowner]

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

  • Listen to a new song from Keeper’s forthcoming tape. [The Grey Estates]

  • The Smithsonian’s National History Museum will demolish IMAX theater to expand its restaurant. [Post]

  • Watch the music video for Humble Fire’s single “Builder.” [NPR Music]

  • DC Music Download to hold a second D.C. Music Industry panel Aug. 17, discussing race and music in D.C. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Picture a first floor beer hall and a second floor diner on H Street NE. [Eater]

  • The Nats’ Bryce Harper is dabbling in food Instagram. [Washingtonian]

  • How to get Chesapeake Bay crabs delivered to your door. [DC Refined]

  • Chain restaurants are the new places for political fights. [Post]

  • Lyft is testing “Taco Mode” in California. [NRN]

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

  • How the neighborhood around Howard University has gentrified over the years. [NPR]

  • D.C.Del. Norton wants to extend the District’s lease on the RFK Stadium site. [WBJ]

  • Developer PN Hoffman plans to relocate its headquarters to Wharf development. [WBJ]

  • Op-ed: Digging into the exclusionary language in D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan. [GGW]

  • New park coming to waterfront in Southwest’s Buzzard Point neighborhood. [Curbed DC]

  • Proposed redevelopment would increase units at Logan Circle apartment. [UrbanTurf]

  • What types of residential housing you can fetch for $350,000 in the District. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.-area median home price didn’t rise as much as elsewhere over past year. [WTOP]

  • Realtor wants to flip Capitol Hill rowhouse formerly in foreclosure for $867,000. [Post]

  • What the priciest homes in the D.C. region ($4 million to $11 million) look like. [Post]

  • You can buy a townhome built in 1894 on 16th Street NW for $2.25 million. [Curbed DC]

  • And for more than twice that you can have an extravagant Kalorama home. [Curbed DC]

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