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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.


  • 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]


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

  • 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 (tips?jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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]