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Rejoice: The 2016 schedule for the annual Fort Reno summer concert series is here. The series kicks off tomorrow and is being dedicated to John Stabb, the frontman for Government Issue who died earlier this year. Check it out.


  • Uber wants to capture market-share for carpooling by converting D.C.-area commuters into drivers. [Post]
  • About 40 percent of all public schools in the District have recently had accessibility problems. [City Desk]
  • Lawmakers are considering new multi-million-dollar food contracts for D.C. Public Schools today. [NBC4]
  • Will Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan change long-term behavior on the part of commuters? [WAMU]
  • Lamont Street Collective members were evicted on Tuesday. They didn’t go quietly. [Borderstan, DCist]
  • District parents yesterday marched on the U.S. Capitol building for stronger gun restrictions. [WTOP, Post]
  • Congressional anti-gun-law amendments targeting D.C. have died in the House of Representatives. [Post] 


  • Don’t Play With Fire(works): At least five people were injured in pyrotechnic-related incidents on July 4.
  • If You Can’t Take the Heat…: Get out of D.C. No, really, there’s supposed to be a heat emergency today.
  • “Warm Shadows”: Check out local slocore quarter Cigarette’s new single, with cues from Marvin Gaye.

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

  • Mary Cheh talks Pepco rate hike. [WAMU]
  • More on statehood in the Dem platform. [Times]
  • The District could host the gay games, maybe. [Blade]
  • More on the contributory negligence bill to protect cyclists. [Times] 

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

  • Fort Reno kicks off tomorrow, with its season dedicated to John Stabb. [WCP]
  • After “Wonder” is done, here’s what you’ll see at the Renwick Gallery. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to a new song from Cigarette off its forthcoming 7-inch. [WCP]
  • Crooked Beat Records to open new location in Virginia. [Facebook]
  • JFK murals are coming to an old Pepco substation in D.C., because sure, why not? [Washingtonian]