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Loose Lips breaks down the At-Large, Ward 4, and Ward 8 D.C. Council races, where incumbents Vincent Orange, Brandon Todd, and LaRuby Mayface varied chances of reelection. Read up—then get out and vote next Tuesday. 


  • Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed stricter regulations on special police officers. [City Desk, Post, DCist]
  • Residents respond to the Ward 7 D.C. Council race between Vince Gray and Yvette Alexander. [Post]
  • Bernie Sanders will compete in the D.C. primary next week and says he supports statehood. [NBC4, Vox]
  • Oprah Winfrey has pledged $1 million to N Street Village, which serves homeless women. [Post, FOX5]
  • Legal weed advocates have sent out mailers criticizing incumbents for voting against pot clubs. [City Desk]
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals orders that the District can keep enforcing its “good reason” gun laws. [DCist]


  • Out and About: If David Garber is elected, he’d be the only openly gay D.C. Councilmember. So what?
  • Get Out the Vote: Election data shows that in D.C. Council races, the majority doesn’t necessarily rule.
  • Critic-Proof? One day after the Post put out a scathing review of Founding Farmers, it was still packed.

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

  • David Garber would be the D.C. Council’s only gay member. Why doesn’t anyone care? [WCP]
  • Pot enthusiasts target Ward 7 and Ward 8 incumbents. [WCP]
  • Vince Gray cruises to a likely victory in Ward 7. [LL]
  • Bowser pitches new security guard regs. [WCP]
  • How is SafeTrack affecting traffic? [WAMU]
  • Gray thoughts. [Post] 

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

  • National Museum of African American Art debuts its first documentary. [Washingtonian]
  • Charting D.C.’s indie movie theater boom. [WCP]
  • Listen to the new album from Post Pink, off D.C.’s Sister Polygon Records. [IMPOSE]
  • How Maracuyeah provides an all-inclusive, ragin’ party, five years running. [NPR
  • Listen to a track from Dove Lady‘s newest EP. [WCP]

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

  • The 40 most essential restaurant dishes of 2016 [Post]
  • Angles and Little Fountain will close after July 31. [PoPville] 
  • Father’s Day dining and drinking specials around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Bob Kinkead: the old-school chef who casts a long shadow in D.C. and beyond. [WBJ]
  • D.C.’s essential ice cream shops [Eater]
  • Quinn’s on the Corner looking to open in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Why 30-year-olds are smashing cake into their faces. [Post]