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On Tuesday, the D.C. Council passed a revised version of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to replace the D.C. General family homeless shelter with smaller, scattered sites. But the changes apparently angered Bowser, who, according to WAMU, cursed at Council Chairman Phil Mendelson over whether the hoped-for closure by 2018 is still possible.


  • D.C. votes on its budget, and House Republicans vote to block D.C.’s budget autonomy. [Post, City Desk]
  • Police are investigating if two fatal shootings that happened in Southeast on Monday are linked. [FOX5]
  • A federal judge has ruled that D.C.’s “good reason” gun law may violate the Constitution. [NYT, DCist]
  • A pair of former special police officers were charged with the death of a MedStar patient. [NBC4, Post]
  • On Monday, George Washington University laid off the majority of the Corcoran School’s faculty. [Arts]
  • A project manager for the District Department of Transportation faces criminal charges. [Loose Lips]
  • A man who drove onto the National Mall claiming he had anthrax yesterday forced its closure. [WTOP]
  • The possible Union Station­–Georgetown segment of the D.C. streetcar could get dedicated lanes. [GGW] 


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

  • House committee says no way on budget autonomy. [WAMUNBC4Post]
  • Muriel Bowser‘s homeless plan gets chopped to pieces. [City DeskWAMU
  • Mild (alleged) crime doesn’t pay for DDOT guy. [LL]
  • That famous streetcar: will it go to Benning Road? [GGW]
  • Notorious crook Jeff Thompson has harsh words for his insurer. [WBJ]
  • What if Narnia existed? What if there was a streetcar to Georgetown? [GGW]
  • ANC commish unhappy about crime data. [City Desk]

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

  • GW lays off more than half of its Corcoran School staff. [WCP]
  • The Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building opens to the public for the first time in 12 years with CrossLines. [DCist]
  • Studio Theatre announces new season. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • The Bentzen Ball returns in October, this time with a podcast studio and record label. [Express]
  • Which Ring cycle should you see? A pros and cons of each part of Wagner’s epic opera. [WCP]

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

  • BakeHouse will close retail shop, focus on wholesale. [Borderstan]
  • This ‘burger pervert’ turned a fetish into a following. Now, can he make it last? [Post]
  • Where to find bento boxes around D.C. [Eater]
  • Five new burgers to try around D.C. [Zagat]
  • “I ate nothing but fast-casual bowls for a week.” [DC Refined]