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Police Chief Cathy Lanier is ramping up efforts to catch ATV riders in the District, after a string of incidents involving teens, an ambulance, and a police car.


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

  • Well-funded education reform group backs Vince Gray in Ward 7. [LL]
  • More on the D.C. General fight. [WAMU]
  • Those darns ATVs, cont’d. [NBC4]
  • Council passes anti-suicide bill. [Blade]
  • Opinion on the budget. [Post]
  • More on Bowser aide’s resignation. [Post]

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

  • Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth will headline this year’s Pride Festival. [DCist]
  • About that time Merle Haggard played the White House. [Arts Desk]
  • Where to see live jazz in D.C. in a post-Bohemian Caverns world. [Washingtonian]
  • Trouble at the Corcoran as faculty face major layoffs. [Arts Desk]
  • An interview with the founder and executive director of Step Afrika! [Post]
  • Listen to Fellow Creatures‘ debut LP. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)
  • Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver mocks Johnny’s Half Shell during fundraising rant. [Eater]
  • Nick Sharpe is the new chef at Birch & Barley and ChurchKey. [Washingtonian]
  • The team behind the late Willow in Arlington is now at Campono in the Watergate. [Post]
  • The best beer bars in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Where to find matcha lattes around D.C. [Express]
  • Vietnamese eatery Mimosa Restaurant rebrands as Pho 18. [Borderstan]