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Jasper Spires, the suspect in the fatal July 4 stabbing of Kevin Sutherland on the Metro’s Red Line, is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court today on charges related to a July 2 misdemeanor assault case. Having had no criminal record up to that point, the 18-year-old Spires was released from jail on July 3.


  • The District’s Department of Public Works may owe drivers more than $1 million for tickets that were wrongly issued for a violation that doesn’t exist. [WUSA9]
  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has proposed a bill that would increase the number and degree of financial disclosures that councilmembers must file each year. [Loose Lips]
  • The American Psychiatric Association will relocate its headquarters from Roslyn to D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront in 2017 as part of a $1.2 billion development project. [Post]
  • Bill Cosby‘s presence in D.C.’s arts scene continues to stir controversy. [City Desk, PoPville]
  • National Journal, the D.C.-based policy magazine founded in 1969, will no longer appear in print after 2015. Atlantic Media owner David Bradley announced the decision yesterday in a staff memo. [Post]


The Needle and the Damage Done: Our lead story this week explores D.C.’s efforts to curb deaths caused by heroin overdoses using the opioid inhibitor naloxone. Are they working?

Open(Data)Table: Yesterday, the reservation service released survey results on diners’ feelings towards restaurant cyberstalking. Turns out a majority of people weren’t bothered by it.

Get Your Weekend Started: And attend our event tonight with Olivia Neutron-John and Be Steadwell at the Smithsonian American Museum. There will be free beer tastings from Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company.

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

  • Muriel Bowser set to name new director for troubled forensics lab [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson wants tighter disclosure rules for councilmembers. [LL]
  • Just kidding: controversial DCPS vendor Chartwells can’t quit after all. [Post]
  • Can the District afford so many green school buildings? [Post]
  • District drug users wait on a drug that could help them. [WCP]
  • Suspects indicted in alleged theft ring. [Post]
  • Store closed for a year for selling synthetic drugs after being busted under new law. [NBC4]
  • Cab companies shut down after missing handicap access deadline. [WAMU]
  • A “cold war” descends between neighbors and Shaw beer garden. [Blade]
  • The District’s most prominent state avenues, ranked. [RouteFifty]

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

  • A response to the Wall Street Journal‘s defense of traditional Shakespeare at the expense of a D.C. theater company [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to a dramatic, sociopolitical roots-reggae track from Thievery Corporation vocalist Puma Ptah. [Arts Desk]
  • Someone has added a “rapist” tag to a portrait of Bill Cosby in the Smithsonian’s online database. [Arts Desk]
  • A reflection on today’s D.C. punk ire, with on-point testimony from the members of Coup Sauvage and the Snips [American Prospect]
  • Listen to a new mixtape from Babeo Baggins of the Barf Troop hip-hop collective. [Bandwidth]
  • An interview with comedian (and former D.C. resident) Seaton Smith [Post]

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

  • Navy Yard’s Buzz Bakery will become Bluejacket bottle shop and tasting room. [Post]
  • 11 pupuserias around town not to miss [Eater]
  • Texas Jacks Barbecue heading to Arlington. [Washingtonian]
  • Khao Poon, D.C.’s first Lao noodle house, coming from owner of Thip Khao. [PoPville]
  • Birch & Barley introduces “Beast Feast.” [Thrillist]