A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor unions and District officials say they have reached a deal on a minimum-wage bill that would set the hourly minimum wage at $15 and the tipped minimum at $5 by 2020. The agreement follows a debate between businesses and advocates for workers who earn gratuities about the fair rate of compensation. At least one group isn’t satisfied.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C.’s pension fund for its government workers divests from investments in fossil fuels. [City Desk, DCist]
- Maketto Chef Erik Bruner-Yang has sued Toki Underground and his former partners. [Young & Hungry]
- Metro’s top bosses urge riders to use alternative modes of transit during SafeTarck maintenance. [WAMU]
- A D.C. agency and a national group have put out a guide on trans-inclusive workplaces. [City Desk, DCist]
- Visualization: Where are the daily commuters to the District coming from? [Greater Greater Washington]
- D.C.-based tech incubator 1776 is opening campus in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard (sorry Southeast). [DC Inno]
- Diners can regularly buy a round of drinks for the staff of Tim Ma’s Kyirisan in Shaw. [Young & Hungry]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Olympic Loan: Gear Prudence on whether to give your bike to a triathlon-ing friend. Hint: Just don’t do it.
- Capital Pride: D.C.’s major gay-pride parade is this Saturday. Here are the streets in Dupont it will close.
- Spilled Milk: Actually, it was spilled coffee creamer and fire officials responded to it on Monday morning.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Metro overhaul means big problems for DCPS students. [WAMU]
- Burglary stirs up Ward 8 race. [LL]
- District gov pension fund divests from fossil fuel companies. [WCP]
- Can District stores actually ban teens? [WAMU]
- GGW not impressed with the District’s Metro overhaul plans. [GGW]
- Former DPR director dies at 73. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The DC Digital Museum is now soliciting for content: Your memories. [DCist]
- Creative Time to host its 2016 summit in D.C. this fall. [WCP]
- Capital Fringe festival is coming. [DC Theatre Scene]
- National Portrait Gallery puts up Muhammed Ali portrait. [DCist]
- Another edition of Rank & Groove! [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Buckeye + Bear will open in Dupont with live bands and barbecue. [Washingtonian]
- In a military kitchen, female chefs show guts and glory. [Post]
- 11 must-try summer eats and drinks [Zagat]
- Cheesetique now open in Ballston. [ARLnow]
- Poke Pop pops up again. [DCist]
- Exiles brings more barbecue to U Street NW. [Borderstan]
- Michelle Obama visits three D.C. restaurants in three weeks. [Eater]