A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events DC’s plans for six options at the RFK Stadium site leaked to the the Washington Post this morning, including an arena replacement for Verizon Center. They’ll be discussed at a public meeting tonight.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor Muriel Bowser banned official travel to North Carolina after the state passed an anti-LGBTQ law. [City Desk]
- Denying housing because of a criminal record may be illegal says the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [WAMU]
- High winds caused power outages over the weekend. [WTOP]
- Police are looking for a D.C. man who has been missing for nearly six weeks. [NBC4]
- The fight over the “tampon tax” has reached the District. [Post]
- MGM casino may breathe life into National Harbor. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Food Fighting: A year after DCPS settled a whistleblower suit, they still don’t have a plan for bringing meals in-house.
- ICYMI: Matt Cohen profiled the artists fighting for Union Arts and what it says about arts gentrification in D.C.
- The World’s Gonna Know Your Name: Here are six politicians who should get the Hamilton treatment.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (email@example.com)
- Exelon promises to be “relevant” in local D.C. [WBJ]
- Jazz enthusiasts want District government property for their jazz. [Arts Desk]
- DCPS still struggling with food service. [City Desk]
- Potsters smoke in front of the White House with impunity (almost). [DCist]
- LaRuby May on WAMU. [WAMU]
- Big numbers for the D.C. Jail library. [Post]
- Steve Case backs 1776 tech incubator. [WBJ]
- Vince Gray wants Merrick Garland asked about District voting rights opinion. [Informer]
- More on Muriel Bowser‘s North Carolina travel ban. [Times]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The oral history of All the President’s Men. [Washingtonian]
- Local jazz musicians turn to the D.C. Council to help save the scene. [Arts Desk]
- Watch a new music video from D.C.’s Prowess The Testament. [Bandwidth]
- At American University’s Alper Initiative for Washington Art, a new exhibit examines D.C.’s early punk and new wave scenes. [Washingtonian]
- At the Sackler Gallery, Ahmed Mater’s photographic exploration of a changing Saudi Arabia. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (email@example.com)
- Why water matters to cocktails [Post]
- Capriotti’s in Georgetown closes. [PoPville]
- What you’ll be eating and drinking at Pineapple and Pearls [Washingtonian]
- NYC sports bar to open D.C. outpost near Metro Center. [WBJ]
- Dog-friendly beer garden to open near U Street this summer. [Borderstan]
- What it takes to be a fisherman in 2016 [Eater]