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D.C. Public Schools food services director-turned-whistleblower Jeff Mills, who is already 3-0 in going to court over matters involving D.C. government, is alleging that DCPS screwed up the bid scores in awarding contracts for delivering school meals, engaged in “unequal discussion favoring Sodexo,” (the company that won) and demonstrated an “impermissible bias” toward the multinational behemoth. And records of internal DCPS communications suggest that D.C.’s top lawyer Karl Racine has his hands full in defending the way D.C. does business.


  • Two young men in a white pickup truck ran down two cops on bikes, and a DDOT worker, in Adams Morgan yesterday evening. [WUSA9, WTOP, Post]

  • Witnesses describe the crash. [Post]

  • Inside the Comey watch parties at D.C. bars yesterday morning. [NBC4, Post]

  • Others gathered ‘round the conference table and watched at work. [ABC7]

  • People lined up to watch inside the Hart Senate Office Building, too. [NBC4]

  • Friday night weather report: perfect for an evening at the ballpark. [Post, ABC7]

  • Trooper escorts geese and goslings walking the Capital Beltway. [Post]

  • Bradley Beal is the only D.C. name on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list. [WBJ]

  • A Capital Pride guide. [Post]

  • Why some queer and trans activists are protesting Pride this year. [WCP, WAMU, Post]

  • A special interfaith service celebrating LGBTQ religious leaders who were kicked out of their faith communities. [WAMU]

  • Cleveland Park residents review ideas to prevent Metro flooding. [WTOP]

  • Four shot and two stabbed last night in D.C. [FOX5]

  • Two youths, 14 and 16, are missing from two different quadrants. [WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • More money needed to keep SafeTrack momentum going, Metro says. [NBC4]

  • Uber accused of overcharging customers, ripping off drivers. [WUSA9]

  • Chief Newsham says it was wrong for officers to arrest party host. [WTOP, Post]

  • Trey Gowdy to become D.C.’s Congressional overlord. [DCist]

  • Former mayoral candidate photo bombs CNN’s Comey coverage. [DCist]

  • Jonetta Rose Barras on the politics versus actual reform of education. [Barras Report]

  • ICYMI: More for schools in the D.C. budget, less for streetcar. [Current]

  • What should D.C. do with its old railcars? [WAMU]

  • Mary Cheh wants employees to share the costs of paid leave. [WBJ]

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

  • Listen to the debut EP from Mock Identity, featuring members of Antonia, Insect Factory, Supersonic Piss, and more. [Bandcamp]

  • How is Brian Settles so good at saxophone? He practices at least four hours a day. [Post]

  • The can’t-miss performances at this year’s DC Jazz Festival. [WCP]

  • How a homegrown fitness class became one of go-go’s enduring legacies. [WCP]

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

  • Six employees sue Founding Farmers over overtime violations and more. [Post]

  • More ideas for how to spend Pride weekend in D.C. [Eater]

  • The best things to eat and drink according to Washingtonian. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C. still has some old school steakhouses. [Zagat]

  • Is gaining the “Trump 10” a thing? [NPR]

  • A politician turned doughnut shop owner readies to open a shop in Shaw. [WCP]

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

  • You need to earn almost $70,000 a year to afford a two-bedroom in the District. [WAMU]

  • New report by the D.C. Policy Center highlights the problems of “smart growth.” [Times]

  • More on the D.C. Council’s pending legislation to narrow a tenant-friendly law. [NBC4]

  • Local realtors have criticized that bill as not going far enough for landlords. [UrbanTurf]

  • Jair Lynch proposes project with over 100 units near Takoma Metro station. [UrbanTurf]

  • Prospective buyer of Martha’s Table HQ on 14th Street NW weighs options. [UrbanTurf]

  • Renovated D.C. office building’s décor takes cues from surrounding environment. [WBJ]

  • Drama over the D.C. Council’s proposed capital funding cuts from the streetcar. [GGW]

  • Neighbors and stripclub in Mount Vernon Triangle spar over rooftop addition. [WBJ]

  • Rainbow crosswalks coming to Dupont Circle for Pride Weekend. [Curbed DC]

  • What $2,500 a month can rent you in the District. [Curbed DC]

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