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Over the weekend, local residents and activists held protests, rallies, and vigils after the fatal shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and that of five police officers in Dallas. “Now the time has come to organize collectively and change the law,” said an anti-police-brutality advocate. (More on how D.C. handles protests here.) 


  • A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in Bloomingale, near Howard, Sunday morning. [Post, Post, WUSA9]
  • A man was arrested in Mount Pleasant after allegedly pouring sugar into a D.C. police car’s gas tank. [WUSA9, Post]
  • The D.C. Council postponed votes on two worker-friendly bills until after summer recess. [City Desk]
  • Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld fired a train operator who allegedly caused a near-miss collision. [WAMU]
  • The District’s process for drawing up a constitution and lobbying for statehood draws some critics. [Post]
  • House Republicans voted last week to repeal budget autonomy for D.C. and to void other laws. [City Desk]
  • Charity organization Goodwill plans to open a charter school for adults, in Foggy Bottom, this fall. [Post]
  • Op-ed: In replacing D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, officials should look locally. [Post]


  • Accolades: Darrow Montgomery, Jessica Sidman, and Will Sommer take home awards for City Paper.
  • “Bicycles + Coffee”: Is the District seeing a wave of hybrid-concept stores (think hardware and caffeine)?
  • Seeking Women Guitarists: The Hirshhorn is putting on a performance project featuring female guitarists. 

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. statehood “constitution” drafting process a mess. [Post]
  • Tough times for work bills at the Council. [WCPTimes]
  • Walter Fauntroy‘s back, the trouble isn’t over yet. [Post]
  • Police union head on Kojo. [WAMU]
  • Columnist asks Muriel Bowser to ditch a nationwide search to replace Kaya Henderson at DCPS. [Post] 

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

  • Local label DZ Tapes turns five. [Bandwidth]
  • GoldLink signs to RCA Records. [DC Music Download]
  • Listen to Technophobia cover The Cure‘s “One Hundred Years.” [WCP]
  • Behind Sam Gilliam‘s artistic rebirth. [Post]
  • How space influences D.C. electropop duo The Galaxy Electric. [Bandwidth]
  • The Hirshhorn is recruiting women guitarists for an upcoming exhibition. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How to read a tiki bar menu like a bartender [Washingtonian]
  • What happens when a gay bar becomes just a bar? [Post]
  • D.C. tourist trap survival guide [Zagat]
  • Sweetgreen opens in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
  • Menomale owners to open Salumeria 2703 on July 27. [PoPville]
  • Adult summer camp coming to Southern Efficiency this summer. [Eater]