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Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for. When the Post announced in March that it would discontinue its annual Peeps diorama contest after 10 years, readers began crying marshmallow rivers. And we knew what we had to do—to give the peeple what they want. We took up the contest, and the results are in. “The Peeple v. O.J. Simpson” took first place.


  • Bowser administration selects developers for vacant Anacostia homes, though D.C. Council legislation awarded them to a different group. [WCP]

  • Investigation: Veteran’s hospital places patients at risk. [WUSA9] [Post]

  • Prompting the VA to re-assign the hospital director. [NBC4]

  • Metro says it will collaborate with architects on resolving their paint battle. [Post]

  • Greenbelt Station will be closed for a month for SafeTrack. [NBC4]

  • $1,788: the average amount a single person in D.C. spends on dating. [Post]

  • A woman suffers stab wounds on a Metrobus in Northeast. [FOX5]

  • An 11-year-old girl has gone missing in Northeast D.C. [ABC7]

  • A suspect on FBI’s most wanted list may be in the D.C. area. [NBC4]

  • All 60 seniors at National Collegiate Prep., a charter school in Southeast, will be attending college. [NBC4]


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

  • Bowser is tackling the cost and availability of child care. [WAMU]

  • D.C. police union says prosecutors don’t enforce the law on ATVs. [Times]

  • Metro among the worst in country in hiring minority contractors. [Post]

  • WJLA spikes story on United passenger’s “troubled past.” [DCist]

  • Parents raise money for Northwest schools. [Post]

  • The case against D.C.’s “spend-more” groups. [Blade]

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

  • Listen to local shoegaze quartet Venncover New Order. [DC Music Download]

  • Eremite Records reissues Byron and Gerald’s free-jazz classic Unity, recorded at Howard University in 1969. [DCist]

  • Democracy in Crisis: ANTIFA glitter bombs and a longstanding D.C. punk tradition. [WCP]

  • The Historical Society of D.C. is crowdfunding to buy a new server. [DCist]

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

  • A Hawaii-born D.C. chef ranks the poke bowls at Poké Papa. [WCP]

  • Everything you need to know about New England-themed Millie’s DC. [Eater]

  • Another ice cream shop is coming to 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]

  • Smoothie shop from a Syrian immigrant coming to Mount Vernon Triangle. [WBJ]

  • Trouble brewing for Whole Foods? [Post]

  • A new Burger King ad talks to your Google Home. It was only a matter of time. [NRN]

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

  • Sanford Capital refuses to acknowledge terrible housing conditions. [WCP]

  • D.C. family whose daughter suffered severe lead poisoning at risk. [FOX5]

  • Under consideration: Housing grants for D.C. police officers. [GW Hatchet]

  • Ward 7 development includes replacements for public housing. [UrbanTurf]

  • Rents at luxury buildings in the District may decline with supply. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developer plans mixed-use project after H Street NE acquisition. [Bisnow]

  • What $2,000 a month in rent allows you to get across the city. [Curbed DC]

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