Muriel Bowser will reportedly drop encryption on fire department radios. [NBC4]

Candidates challenged in Ward 4 and Ward 8 [LL]

D.C. Council fields will be big. [Post]

After losing the Franklin School to Bowser administration decision, would-be arts center operator says “there was no failure here.” [WBJ]

“Only money matters” to Bowser administration after Franklin School decision, says Post art critic.  [Post]

Bowser moves to expand summer jobs program up to 24-year-olds. [Post]

District’s population keeps growing, but more slowly [Housing Complex]

Whistleblower case continues over police escorts for celebrities [WAMU]

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