A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walter Fauntroy, an 83-year-old former congressional delegate for the District and civil rights leader, was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday. Fauntroy had spent four years in the Persian Gulf after he was summoned to and failed to appear at a Maryland court on charges of fraud (a bad check). He’s being held in Loudoun County.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. police officers fatally shot a man who’d pointed a BB gun at them last night. [City Desk, Post, NBC4]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser wins praise from the president for a $15/hour minimum-wage law. [WAMU, FOX5]
- The D.C. Council could limit a bill designed to increase safety for cyclists and pedestrian today. [WAMU]
- The District government’s responses to service requests are sometimes “poor or non-existent.” [City Desk]
- Metro had to close the Gallery Place station yesterday afternoon because of smoke. [WTOP, Post, NBC4]
- Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld plans to cut “500 positions over the next several months.” [Post]
- The D.C. Department of Health says the city should tax and regulate cannabis. [City Desk, DCist, WAMU]
- The eclectic history of the District’s many murals will get collected in coffee-table-book form. [Arts Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- A Trio of Treats: Chef Alex McCoy, who runs Thai shop Alfie’s in Park View, has some ambitious plans.
- Jobs for Young Adults: D.C. kicked off the 37th Marion S. BarrySummer Youth Employment Program.
- Get the Lead Out: More than 60 D.C. public schools contained high levels of lead in their water supplies.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- District’s Department of Health wants to regulate pot. [WCP, DCist, WAMU]
- Former Del. Walter Fauntroy arrested after returning to the U.S. [Post, DCist]
- Chart: lead in the D.C. Public Schools. [WCP]
- Considering the Metro job cuts. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser signs $15 minimum wage bill. [WAMU]
- Audit finds unimpressive 311 response times. [WCP]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The history of D.C.’s murals to be collected in a coffee table book. [WCP]
- A second Women’s Voices theater festival is in the works. [Post]
- Listen to Young Summer‘s first new song in two years. [DC Music Download]
- “9:30 Club Proposal” is a thing that happened, and we’re guessing it didn’t happen during a GWAR show (unfortunately). [Washingtonian]
- Listen to local rock-by-way-of-hip-hop band Thaylobleu‘s debut record, Oscars & Jellyfish. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- June restaurant openings and closures [Post]
- Nine conversation-friendly restaurants [Zagat]
- Dupont bar brawler hits man man with beer bottle, chokes him [Borderstan]
- Taste test of Burger King‘s new Mac n’ Cheetos [Eater]
- A day trip to Route 11 Potato Chips factory [NoVa Mag]
- A guide to buying supermarket wine [VICE]