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Yesterday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said the District isn’t “off the table” as a possible home for the Washington Pigskins, despite obstacles to constructing a new football stadium on National Park Service land in D.C. Previously, McAuliffe has said that Virginia is “where [the team] belongs.”


  • The District saw six stabbings and two shootings within six hours overnight that left eight men injured. No arrests have been made. [NBC Washington]
  • D.C.’s public school system hired political consultants to help boost enrollment by conducting market research. It seems to have worked. [Post]
  • D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun once again ruled that homeless families must be placed in apartment-style shelter or in hotel rooms, not on cots in rec centers, when it’s colder than 32 degrees out. [AP]
  • On the other end of the thermometer: The District has already experienced more 90-degree days this year than in all of 2014. Feel the burn? [Post]
  • There’s only about two-months worth of supply of homes on D.C.’s real-estate market. Is the District facing a shortage? [Washingtonian]


  • Are the Kids Really Alright?: A report released yesterday by The Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that D.C.’s children continue to experience poverty despite an overall boost in the economy since the 2008 recession.
  • Tree Hugger: Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has proposed legislation that would boost the number of square miles covered by trees in the District from 36 percent to 40 percent, by 2032. Cutting down large trees should be “a last resort,” he said.
  • Cover Songs: The benefit-show Run for Cover, which ran annually between 2002 and 2012, will return to the Black Cat this Saturday. Check out the still-growing lineup here.

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

  • On MSNBC, Muriel Bowser looks for 800,000 District residents. [LL]
  • Hispanic activists want Bowser to be tougher on Donald Trump. [Post]
  • Post ed board: time for a new DCPS food vendor. [Post]
  • What’s behind the drop in speed camera tickets? [WAMU]
  • Poverty still affects some District children. [City Desk]
  • H Street ambivalent about streetcar. [WAMU]
  • Charles Allen wants to save the trees. [City Desk]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • This Saturday, three years after it last took over the Black Cat’s stage, beloved cover-band show Run for Cover returns. [Arts Desk]
  • The Smithsonian’s Kickstarter to restore and display Neil Armstrong‘s spacesuit has raised half its target amount. [DCist]
  • Photos from the Warped Tour’ stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion, where the outfits were so much better than anything at Sweetlife or Freefest [BYT]
  • Listen to Sara Curtin‘s new track “Garden of Ghosts,” written in homage to a flower that blooms in Detroit’s abandoned properties. [Bandwidth]
  • The National Portrait Gallery is throwing its first fundraising gala, where it will fete portrait subjects Hank Aaron, Aretha Franklin, Carolina Herrera, Maya Lin, and Cpl. Kyle Carpenter. [Post]
  • Photos of Dinosaur Jr. and History Repeated at the Black Cat [DC Music Download]

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

  • Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food “ethnic” [Post]
  • Three men attacked and robbed Vendetta restaurant and bar. [Eater]
  • The 20 best burgers in Virginia [Thrillist]
  • A Rasika cookbook is coming out in fall of 2016. [Publishers Weekly]
  • Five new reasons to hit the Mosaic District [Zagat]
  • Family-friendly Gaijin Ramen Shop opens in Arlington. [ARLnow]
  • Four new food trucks roaming Virginia [NoVa Mag]
  • Where to get drunk and watch Sharknado III [DCist]