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A building fire that broke out in Anacostia last month displaced low-income tenants, including a mother of five who’s survived breast cancer and a mother of two who is currently pregnant. The women have had a rough go of it since then, coping with all the struggles that displacement brings.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
Pepper spray went off inside an all-girls public charter school and affected 11. [NBC4]
Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to double the legal maximum for medical marijuana. [DCist]
Road closures associated with the opening of African American Museum start Friday. [WTOP]
A bill proposing to raise D.C.’s smoking age to 21 could cost the District in taxes. [AP]
Lawmakers are also considering right-to-die legislation for a limited set of patients. [AP]
Bizarre: The sword of the Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park was stolen. [NBC4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Local MacArthur Genius: Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins wins the 2016 award. City Paper profiled him in 2013.
Alexandria Charity: A Del Ray bartender battles cancer. There’s a GoFundMe to help.
Stuffed Yucca: Ten 01 reopens on H Street NE as Ben’s Upstairsfeaturing Southern and Caribbean fare.
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Wharf adds an Indian restaurant. [Post]
Everything you could want to know about Columbia Room. [Brian Oh]
Ben’s Chili Bowl gets a weird accolade. [Washingtonian]
Six new lunch options. [Zagat]
Hot new sushi restaurants. [Eater]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? email@example.com)
Airbnb kicks off a D.C. ad campaign designed to show it’s inclusive. [Housing Complex]
Given a low supply of inventory, it’ll still be a sellers market in the District this fall. [Post]
Adams Morgan ANC still not happy with the SunTrust Plaza redevelopment. [UrbanTurf]
Cool converted firehouses around the District. [UrbanTurf]
Neighbors react to a highly visible proposed redevelopment in Woodley Park. [WBJ]