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

The D.C. Council has advanced a budget with significant investments in affordable housing, as well as housing and services for the homeless. Read our comprehensive rundown of D.C.’s proposed spending on housing and housing-related programs. The Council will vote again on the budget on June 13. After a second vote, the larger $13.8 billion complete budget will take effect on Oct. 1.


  • More on the $13.8 billion D.C. budget, which keeps tax cuts in place. [Post]

  • Man arrested at Trump Hotel had two guns and 90 rounds of ammunition. [NBC4, ABC7]

  • An ongoing profile of an Afghan refugee’s first few months in America. [WAMU]

  • A D.C. girl makes it to the National Spelling Bee, which starts today. [NBC4]

  • Bryce Harper suspended for four games, Hunter Strickland for six. [AP]

  • Posters on gentrification line U Street and show the faces of D.C. leaders. [WUSA9]

  • After today we should be on break from the rain for at least two days. [Post]

  • Purple Line drama continues to unfold. [WAMU]

  • Man walks several blocks before dying of gunshot wounds. [Post]

  • Howard fires two campus police officers for dumping a woman from her wheelchair at a bus stop. A supervisor was also fired. [ABC7, Post]

  • Taxi driver accused of raping and kidnapping a passenger. [NBC4]

  • After shooting, residents of Truxton Circle march against crime. [NBC4]

  • ATV riders, dirt bikes, bricks, and police. [FOX5]


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

  • As we mentioned, tax cuts won the day in D.C. budget vote. [Times, WAMU, Post]

  • Wrist slap: CM Brandon Todd is fined $5,100 for campaign bookkeeping violations. [OCF]

  • Charter school teachers seek to unionize. [Post]

  • Inauguration protesters move to dismiss, cite lack of incitement or violence charges. [DCist]

  • Courtland Milloy: Lorenzo Stewart Sr. used his street skills to start his own business. [Post]

  • A D.C. teacher explains why she’s leaving. [WTOP]

  • Slow down! Livingston Road, site of a 6-year-old’s death, is hazardous. [WUSA9]

  • ICYMI: Robberies are down. [Post]

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

  • Politics & Prose is opening a new bookstore near Union Market. [DCist]

  • Watch Eddie Vedder cover Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired.” [Consequence of Sound]

  • Listen to a new song from local dream rock quartet Queue. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Like the winning quarterback at the Super Bowl, José Andrés is Disney bound. [WBJ]

  • Checklist: 20 dishes and drinks to try this summer. [Zagat]

  • A new Shaw bar will serve tapas-style cocktails. [Washingtonian]

  • Believe it or not, breakfast is profitable. [Eater]

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

  • Associates remember D.C. developer shot to death outside his Virginia home. [Post]

  • D.C. Council budget shortchanges investments in eventual streetcar expansion. [GGW]

  • Gap between median home prices and family income in D.C. grows. [District, Measured]

  • More details on the proposals to redevelop the former Hebrew Home in Petworth. [WBJ]

  • New study finds average rents near most Metro stops increased over past year. [DCist]

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