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

Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson has adopted a new policy that prohibits current and former government officials from jumping the line on the school lottery and receiving special treatment from the school system. Which is exactly what happened under former schools chief Kaya Henderson, a recent inspector general report concluded.


  • It’s still a sweat bath out there, but cooling storms may intervene. [Post]

  • We are midway through National Ice Cream Month. [NBC4]

  • The NRA to DOJ Women’s March, an 18-mile-long protest, is today. [ABC7]

  • Some D.C. schools have added 20 days to the school year, a parent pleaser. [WAMU]

  • Three men are accused of murdering Maryland teens on their graduation eve. [Post]

  • Metro weighs ending free parking on Saturdays. [WAMU]

  • The marble slabs encasing the Air & Space Museum are buckling. [NBC4]

  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise had another operation yesterday. [Post]

  • Travel: A local boards one of those double decker sightseeing buses. [Post]

  • Video of the Northeast shootout that injured a 1-year-old. [FOX5, Post]

  • 16-year-old is arrested in killing of Malachi Yisrael, who changed his life after a violent youth. [Post]

  • Former congressional staffers charged in leaking nude images of a delegate. [WTOP]

  • White House fence jumper pleads guilty. He spent 15 minutes on the grounds. [NBC4]

  • Jesus Alexander Melgares, 13, has gone missing from Northwest. [WUSA9]

  • Leonna Lewis, 15, has gone missing from Southeast. [WUSA9]

  • Map of “last seen” locations for missing teens shows a nearly city-wide problem. [NBC4]


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

  • Cheh bill seeks congressional vote for Eleanor Holmes Norton on D.C. issues. [Current]

  • The brave Post editorial board takes a stand … on Metro station names. [Post]

  • Check the seat cushions: Metro looks to raise revenue without fare hikes. [Times]

  • ICYMI: Lawsuit says city contractor paid drivers only $3.61 an hour. [WCP]

  • ICYMI: Charters are picking up the slack on adult education. [WCP]

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

  • Luce Unplugged: Catch Escape-ism and Irreversible Entanglements tonight at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. [WCP]

  • Photos of some of Merriweather’s most historic moments in its 50-year history. [DCist]

  • Bethesda-born band Dawkins releases its new EPEP1. [Post]

  • Listen to The Rememberables’ new album. [Idioteq]

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

  • These are the region’s best dive bars (that opened before the year 2000). [Post]

  • José Andrés’ fast-casual proving ground cafe is now open with sandwiches and more. [Washingtonian]

  • This restaurant won’t let you bring home happy hour sushi. [PoPville]

  • Top picks for all-day dining in D.C. [DC Refined]

  • Gravitas needs your help to open in Ivy City. [WBJ]

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

  • Mayor Bowser requests greater authority to subpoena negligent landlords. [WCP]

  • Who runs the Wilson Building? On the influence of big developers in D.C. [WCP]

  • More on residents’ dissatisfaction with the plans for Ward 8’s Barry Farm. [WUSA9]

  • Douglas Development plans 220-room hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle. [UrbanTurf]

  • Columbia Heights warehouse condo goes under contract for $2.5 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • Law firm to occupy Dupont Circle commercial building owned by JGB Cos. [WBJ]

  • Yet another music venue is planned for the Wharf project in Southwest. [Curbed DC]

  • Capitol Hill neighbors support historic house rehab for MGM lobbyists. [Curbed DC]

  • Study finds D.C. region ranks worst in nation for stretching $100,000 income. [Post]

  • Editorial: Preventing displacement should be a priority in D.C.’s Comp Plan. [GGW]

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