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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?


  • 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] 


  • 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser tries to prep for the “political winds” on statehood. [Post]
  • Health department expands access to anti-overdose drug. [City DeskDCist]
  • 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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]