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CITY DESK LINKS, by Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Muriel Bowser went over guidelines for Phase 2. She will announce whether we move to Phase 2 on Monday, June 22 during Friday’s press conference. “We are trending in the right direction,” said Bowser. DC Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt still does not know the effects of protests. When asked if it is too early to move to Phase 2 given that we do not know the effects of demonstrations just yet, Bowser says “we always have the ability to turn up or turn down our reopening.” [Twitter, Twitter]

  • D.C. reported three deaths related to COVID-19, as well as 29 positive cases, bringing the total numbers to 523 and 9,847, respectively. DC Health reports that the city is just one day away from meeting 14 days of decrease in community spread, a critical metric needed for Phase 2. As of June 17, D.C. is just meeting three of the six metrics needed for Phase 2. [EOM

  • Protests led to injuries and disruption for people experiencing homelessness and living in downtown. [Street Sense]

  • More than 400 COVID-19 tests can’t be processed due to heat exposure. [Post

  • Residents who have felony records are now able to serve in select juries a year after they completed their sentences. [DCist]

  • Black youths made up 89 percent of minors stopped by police within a five month period in 2019, according to a ACLU DC analysis of stop-and-frisk data. [Twitter]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Brooke Pinto has a big lead in the Ward 2 special election. [BOE, Post]

  • Vincent Orange’s bold campaign strategy: Start with the bad stuff. [Twitter]

  • Orange is leaving his job as the Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO to run. [WBJ]

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is looking for more funding for D.C.’s violence interruption program. [NBC]

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

  • Doctors weigh in on whether restaurants should give customers silverware or disposable plastic utensils. [WCP]

  • Former employees accuse the owner of Killer ESP of sexual harassment, sending racist tweets, and not taking coronavirus seriously. [Washingtonian]

  • How COVID-19 is changing how you get craft beer. [Eater]

  • Restaurants across the country are forced to close again as employees test positive for COVID-19. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Blue, an opera about the impacts of police violence that was scheduled for a March run at the Kennedy Center, is named best new opera by the Music Critics Association of North America. [Post]

  • Author Judith Viorst talks about her beginnings as a writer and chats with kids about her books. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Please enjoy these photos of D.C.-area pets who found their homes during the pandemic. [Washingtonian]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Nats commit to paying their minor league players through September. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The University of Virginia is updating its athletics logo to remove a design linked to the school’s history with slavery. [Yahoo]

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t think MLB should play in the fall. [LA Times]

  • The men’s professional tennis tour will return on Aug. 13 at the Citi Open in D.C. (which is run by City Paper owner Mark Ein). The current plan is to have no fans in attendance, but organizers are “hopeful” that limited fans may be allowed onsite. [ATP, Twitter]

CITY LIGHTS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this section? Get the full newsletter here. Tips? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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