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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.


  • 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] 


  • 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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]