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On Friday night, D.C. registered its 105th killing this year, equaling the total count of homicides in 2014. A D.C. Police Union poll conducted over the weekend produced more than 1,000 votes of “no confidence” in Chief Cathy Lanier.


  • Two people were non-lethally shot in Southwest Sunday evening, including a 13-year-old girl. [Post, WUSA9]
  • Police say a taxi driver sexually assaulted a passenger in Cleveland Park early Sunday morning. [WTOP/AP]
  • Developer-duo Hoffman-Madison Waterfront has released plans for the northernmost building at The Wharf. It will have offices and retail. [WBJ]
  • Metro is having a difficult time finding a new general manager. [WAMU]
  • Summer’s not over yet: D.C. will see a heat wave this week. [AccuWeather]


  • A House Provided: Read our latest cover story about the struggles of domestic violence survivors to find affordable and reliable housing in D.C.
  • Reppin’ the Republicans: At-Large candidate Dave Oberting is running as a Republican.
  • Extra Security: The Kennedy Recreation Center received additional security cameras Friday in response to a recent spate of violence in Shaw.

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

  • The murder rate tops 105, as many as all of last year. [Post]
  • Colby King: murder rate has the District seeming like the Wild West. [Post]
  • City pays big for the mayoral SUV. [LL]
  • Police union organizes no-confidence vote in Cathy Lanier. [WAMU]
  • Republican enters the at-large race. [LL]
  • Post ed board unhappy with parts of Muriel Bowser anti-crime package. [Post]
  • The Wizards mull St. Elizabeths for practice facility. [PostWBJ]
  • Why is D.C. child care so expensive? [WAMU]
  • What’s next for the Exelon-Pepco deal? [WAMU]

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

  • West Dupont liquor license moratorium lifted (except for nightclubs). [Borderstan]
  • Amateur diners work their way into top restaurant kitchens. [Post]
  • Three worth-it lobster deals to try before they disappear. [Eater]
  • A look at Big Bear Cafe‘s new Wine & Swine dinner series [BYT]
  • The all-American story of the bloody mary meat straw [NPR]
  • Six new restaurants and bars to try [Washingtonian]