A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It’s not that I want to die. It’s that I want to control my own suffering.” So says Kelly Lange, a women with metastatic cancer who has advocated for death with dignity legislation in Maryland. Read our latest cover story about Lange’s and D.C. advocates’ uphill battle to change end-of-life treatment in the region.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The District’s Board of Elections yesterday approved language on an initiative that, if ultimately passed, would increase D.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from $10.50 an hour currently. California and New York also had their own minimum-wage victories yesterday. [Post, NPR]
- D.C.’s population may be slowing, but it likely won’t decline anytime soon. Here are three ways D.C. can accommodate more people. [CityLab]
- District police arrested 11 men in an anti-prostitution sting Wednesday, bringing the total count of such arrests this month to 41. [Post]
- D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has proposed legislation that would change the governing structure of the Smithsonian. [City Desk]
- A seven-months pregnant woman was stabbed while riding her bike in Southeast on Tuesday. [NBC Washington]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Bière Belge: Greg Engert, the beer director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, will oversee a Belgian bar in Georgetown: the Sovereign.
- Phoning While Biking: Just don’t do it, Gear Prudence counsels this week.
- ICYMI: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week and had some things to say about the future of the District.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- $15 minimum wage initiative will be on the ballot. [WAMU, Post]
- An update on Councilgram, the Instagram for D.C. Council parking scofflaws. [LL]
- Courtland Milloy considers 14th Street gentrification. [Post]
- DCTAG gets Senate subcommittee backing. [Post]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton weighs in Smithsonian crowd-funding. [City Desk]
- Potential Arlington food truck regulations mirror the District’s. [Blade]
- Teen’s body found in the Anacostia. [Post]
- More on late former D.C. Taxicab Commission chief Ron Linton. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dupont Circle will host its second silent disco dance party next month. [Borderstan]
- Listen to “Heartless,” a jangly, driving tune from Color Palette‘s forthcoming EP. [Bandwidth]
- Thoughts on the improbability of Sharknado 3, which is set in D.C. [Post]
- Kenny Loggins will play a random local dude’s living room in September. [DCist]
- The March on Washington Film Festival aims to push civil rights education beyond Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. [BYT]
- A Q&A with Christylez Bacon, who pairs hip-hop with traditional music stylings from other countries in a monthly concert series at the Atlas [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Take a look at six recently revamped restaurants. [Eater]
- Joselyn Restaurant offers Latin dance lessons in Park View. [PoPville]
- This bartender has been tipped in gold nuggets and an 8-ball. [VICE]
- Tom Sietsema gives Maketto 2.5 stars. [Post]
- New D.C. biz Bright Greens makes smoothie ice cubes. [Express]
- Taste testing Del Campo’s bottomless brunch [BYT]