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A federal appeals court temporarily blocked a recent decision on D.C.’s gun laws. For now, D.C. can still require individuals who want to carry a gun to show they have a “good” reason.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A backlog of cab passenger complaints is being cleared, and drivers are not pleased. [WAMU]
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group will open a restaurant on Barracks Row. [Young & Hungry]
- Bowser, Lanier announcing new drug strategy. [NBC4]
- David Grosso launched an investigation into a DCPS food vendor that agreed to pay $20 million as part of a lawsuit. [Loose Lips]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Bring the Tissues: A D.C. dog missing for four years was reunited with his owner, and there’s video.
Not Airport Food: BKK Cookshop, a new restaurant from the people behind Beau Thai (named after Bangkok’s airport code), has opened.
Bad Times: A report says D.C. employers who change schedules at the last minute cause significant economic hardship for their employees.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Cathy Lanier plans policing shift to drug suppliers. [Post]
- What the District’s Olympic plan looked like. [Post]
- David Grosso investigates DCPS food contract. [LL]
- Eminent domain looms for D.C. United site. [WAMU]
- Post ed board: don’t cut Metro funding. [Post]
- Long wait ahead for new Metro cars. [WAMU]
- Homeless kids face a summer without school. [WAMU]
- Saturday night sees two murders. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Does the Hirshhorn have windows? The museum debated the New York Times on Twitter. [Arts Desk]
- Watch Laughing Man‘s powerful, timely new video for “Bodycop.” [Arts Desk]
- East of the river, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates Billy Strayhorn, a magnificent composer often overshadowed by his frequent collaborator Duke Ellington. [Arts Desk]
- Behind the booking of D.C. Public Library concerts [Bandwidth]
- The song stories of D.C. Brau’s beers [DCist]
- “No one tries to act like a fake thug” in the D.C. break-dancing scene. [Washingtonian]
- Inside this public-art installation at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, viewers chat with others half a world away. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Five places to stock up on summer beers [Post]
- How to read a menu like a food critic [Washingtonian]
- 10 great gazpachos around D.C. [Eater]
- Olivia’s Diner will open July 1 at 1120 19th St. NW. [Borderstan]
- How DC Brau mixes beer with music [DCist]
- &pizza now offers its own wine [PoPville]
- A look inside Alexandria’s new Wegmans [WBJ]