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Some parents at Peabody and Watkins Elementary Schools on Capitol Hill are running a zealous campaign to remove principal Elena Bell from her post. Among them are Samah and GroverNorquist—he of Americans for Tax Reform fame. Samah took it upon herself to conduct exit interviews with teachers who are leaving the school this year. Meanwhile, other parents are pleased with their principal, who has made significant efforts to address a racial achievement gap. The ouster campaign has reached such a height that even D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson are involved.


  • Whistleblower claims local foundation misappropriated funds, including taxpayer money. [WCP]

  • GW researchers find that Obamacare replacement could cost D.C. $1.2 billion. [WBJ]

  • Despite the shooting, the game will go on. [WAMU]

  • Former Alexandria mayor and a childhood friend speak about the man who shot at GOP lawmakers yesterday. [Post, Post]

  • D.C. authorities plan to charge 12 Turkish embassy guards. [AP, Post]

  • Check out the route map for D.C.’s new 59 bus. [GGW]

  • Silver Spring woman bitten by poisonous snake while sleeping in her bed. [Post]

  • Georgetown’s Deb Waterman Johns launched a line of stylish, colorful bags. [WTOP]

  • Sephora may open a store on Capitol Hill. [WBJ]

  • Low 80s with a small chance of evening thunderstorms. Enjoy! [Post]

  • Everything you need to know about preventing Lyme Disease this summer. [WAMU]


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

  • Very bad for Bowser: Council report says administration showed favoritism to politically connected company Fort Myer. [Post, WAMU]

  • And CM Jack Evans tried to keep damning findings secret. [Twitter]

  • Lawsuit claims charity misused funds, including taxpayer money for early childhood education. [WCP]

  • Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld to regional governments: Pony up $500 million a year. [Times]

  • Sherwood’s Notebook: Karl Racine sues Trump; Liu lives in Virginia. [NBC4]

  • Norton is bullish on D.C. residence for judges. [DCist]

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

  • The life and death of D.C.’s beloved punk jesters Jack on Fire. [Bandcamp]

  • Read an interview with AfroVelvet and Nate G. [DC Music Download]

  • Watch the music video for Sneaks’ “With a Cherry on Top.” [Brooklyn Vegan]

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

  • Sweetgreen hikes its salad prices in order to offer higher wages. [Eater]

  • Massachusetts pizza chain Oath Craft Pizza heads to D.C. [WBJ]

  • Where to find chicken skin ice cream sandwiches. [Washingtonian]

  • Look inside Hummingbird, new to Alexandria. [Zagat]

  • Chef dads reveal how they make it all work. [DC Refined]

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

  • New York-based co-living startup and developer lose zoning fight with neighbors. [WCP]

  • The District hires top building official to guide private permitting and inspections. [WBJ]

  • The D.C. Zoning Commission will meet later this month to discuss McMillan. [UrbanTurf]

  • A rundown of the major developments slated for Capitol Hill. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. ranks highly among U.S. tech hubs in new report. [Curbed DC]

  • Developer weighs mixed-use project on K Street NW. [Bisnow]

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