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Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans may be the longest-serving member on the D.C. Council and the new chair of Metro’s board, but he’s also got a side gig at a law firm that regularly lobbies District officials. Is it entirely kosher?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A transgender woman who wanted to use the bathroom at the H Street NE Giant was allegedly assaulted by a guard. [NBC4]
- District taxis are attempting to be more like Uber by delivering food from local restaurants. [Post, WTOP]
- A man was fatally shot at Morris Road and Mt. View Place SE on Wednesday afternoon. [NBC4, WUSA9]
- Metro’s rail system “catches fire more than four times a week,” according to an analysis. [FiveThirtyEight]
- The National Park Service will host a two-day Biodiversity Festival on the Mall come tomorrow. [WTOP]
- Donald Trump will be deposed in a lawsuit regarding his new hotel in the District on June 16. [Post, WBJ]
- A Boston terrier that went missing when its owners’ car was broken into has been returned. [FOX5, Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Harm Reduction: Nonprofit group HIPS has started distributing naloxone, a hard-to-get opioid antagonist.
- Oysters in Navy Yard: There’s a new seafood restaurant, Whaley’s, from those behind DGS Delicatessen.
- New City Paper Editor: Liz Garrigan will be Washington City Paper’s first female editor starting in July.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Muriel Bowser tries to prep for the “political winds” on statehood. [Post]
- Health department expands access to anti-overdose drug. [City Desk, DCist]
- Deborah Simmons: privatize Metro maybe, or at least talk about it enough to spook unions. [Times]
- Figuring out how many vacant properties the District actually has. [GGW]
- Simmons: Charters are getting hosed. [Times]
- Plan calls for swapping Park Morton public housing for mixed-income. [WBJ]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- Hamilton causes Kennedy Center website gridlock for season subscriptions. [Post]
- Listen to a new CrushnPain song. [Bandwidth]
- Madam Secretary and the business of fake D.C. in Hollywood. [Washingtonian]
- A Q&A with photographer Soomin Ham. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Donald Trump faces June deposition in hotel restaurant lawsuit. [Politico]
- A restaurant and bar guide to D.C. [Bon Appetit]
- Lucky Buns burger pop-up launches at Alfie’s. [Washingtonian]
- Help the Columbia Room drain a bottle of whiskey from 1909. [Post]
- Where to find poutine (and riffs on the dish) in D.C. [Eater]
- Northern Virginia edible bucket list [DC Refined]