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Addiction has been such a persistent problem in the restaurant industry—and for so long—that chefs, bartenders, even owners, are starting to wave their white flags. “Maybe I sound like an old man and this is just a new wave of drugs, but it’s bad,” he says renown area chef Robert Wiedmaier. “It’s horrible. I’ve never seen it like this.”

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. Council and residents debated Airbnb regulations yesterday. [Post, WTOP]

  • Most area universities booked female commencement speakers this year. [WBJ]

  • A 15-year-old girl is charged with three Northeast burglaries. [Post]

  • One man died after three separate shootings in D.C. yesterday. [Post, FOX5]

  • Transportation advice: How to get home from Caps, Wizards, Mystics, and Nats games. [GGW]

  • Kit and Ace, “technical cashmere” stores, will close in D.C. area. [WBJ]

  • A voice from the anti-backyard chicken lobby. [Post]

  • Expect summer weather to finish out the week. [Post]

  • Find a letter from Jackie Kennedy and a copy of “Gone With The Wind” signed by the movie cast at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. [WTOP]

  • Police release video in hopes of solving a three-year cold case murder. [NBC4]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Federal Transit Administration threatens cuts to Metro funding. [Times]

  • But regional sales tax could help fix Metro. [Post]

  • Oh no you won’t: Metro denies 500 employee absence requests. [WJLA]

  • Oh there you are: Hardhat barcodes track construction workers. [FOX5]

  • Savvy mom thwarts sex trafficker. [WUSA9]

  • Sasha Bruce addresses why teens go missing. [NBC4]

  • Free composting at Eastern Market! [DCist]

  • WAMU hauls in Murrow awards. [WAMU]

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

  • Watch a new music video from Near Northeast. [DC Music Download]

  • Reporter gets real, virtually. [DCist]

  • Crowds flock to National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 30th anniversary gala. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Cocktails containing house-made tinctures and bitters could be dangerous. [Imbibe]

  • A Columbia Heights dining guide features several newcomers. [Eater]

  • Dine-and-dashers steal plates on their way out of The Queen Vic. [DCist]

  • Bombay Express opens Monday on M Street NW. [PoPville]

  • Stock your kitchen with these essential tools. [Post]

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

  • Sanford Capital agrees to place Terrace Manor property in receivership. [WCP]

  • Karl Racine goes after another negligent landlord, in Columbia Heights. [WCP]

  • The D.C. Council’s bill to regulate Airbnb, explained. [WAMU, Post, UrbanTurf]

  • An update on the New Communities Initiative and Temple Courts site. [WAMU]

  • Dozens of residents are organizing to support rear-home additions. [Curbed DC]

  • What $1,200 a month can rent you in the District. [Curbed DC]

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