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

D.C.’s most notorious slumlord, Carter Nowell of Sanford Capital, is now facing bank foreclosure at two of his properties and is delinquent in mortgage payments on three others. And Nowell, whose company has received millions of dollars a year in taxpayer subsidies by way of housing vouchers for low-income tenants, is now blaming the District for his troubles.


  • Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and other states decline to send election data to Trump’s commission. [WAMU, WAMU]

  • Virginia authorizes needle exchange to prevent disease outbreaks. [WAMU]

  • The Wharf development project blocked access to businesses in the Maine Avenue Fish Market. [NBC4]

  • Temps are back down to the 80s, but it’s humid out and may rain. [ABC7]

  • Remembering Charles “Tae” Bennett, a lover of animals. [Post]

  • D.C. celebrated Independence Day yesterday. [FOX5, WTOP, NBC4]

  • Washington Nationals will have at least five players in this year’s All-Star Game. [WAMU]

  • At least six shootings and a stabbing marked the Fourth of July in D.C. [Post]

  • The X2 bus on H Street now runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. [GGW]

  • A bald eagle heads to the doctor after it is found in D.C. with injuries. [NBC4, Post]

  • Nic Sakuraiis the first person in the U.S. to obtain a gender-neutral license. [Post]

  • Teens detained for selling water on the Mall get well-paying internships. [WAMU]

  • Southeast D.C. gets speed cameras in two locations. [WTOP]


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

  • Simple City: Parents fear for kids’ safety as a school relocates to the high crime area. [Post]

  • D.C.’s adult students will now get a free ride to class. [WAMU]

  • Walking, biking, and gentrification. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • ICYMI: Trump tax plan a curb on affordable housing investment. [Post]

  • Council announces a search for D.C.’s missing Liberty Bell. [WAMU, Post]

  • Youth offenders help seniors with lawn care through “The Grass is Greener.” [Post]

  • Louis C.K. says you should go see “Check It.” [DCist]

  • Looking into the eyes of homelessness. [Barras Report]

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

  • An interview with Jason Isbellon his new album, The Nashville Sound. [WCP]

  • ICYMI: The Fort Reno summer concert series has returned. [WTOP]

  • This summer’s National Building Museum exhibit is for the hive-mind. [DCist]

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

  • Are we in a restaurant bubble? And if so, has it already burst? [Post]

  • The Hill’s new taco restaurant from Spike Mendelsohn is open. [Washingtonian]

  • Try these next-level hot dogs from around D.C. [DC Refined]

  • Celebrity Chef Sean Brock on why he went to rehab and his next chapter. [NYT]

  • Five unlikely places to drink in and around the District. [WCP]

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

  • Rich people in D.C. say they’re the cause of the affordability crisis. [Post]

  • Alexandria faces an affordable housing crisis too. [WBJ]

  • How changing zoning laws alter the form of local neighborhoods. Case study: Mount Rainier. [GGW]

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