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Our cover: Six animal tales from the District, including a profile of D.C.’s only search and rescue dog, a look at the arms race to attract renters with fancy dog amenities, and a preview of the city’s first cat cafe.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- House committee threatens to slash federal funding for Metro. [Post]
- Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown D.C. to support Baltimore demonstrators and demand the return of District officers deployed to the Maryland city. [NBC4]
- Why D.C.’s police force is different than Baltimore’s. [Washingtonian]
- Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run. [WTOP]
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Friends in High Places: At least one Bowser ally is joining the D.C. Council.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Ward 8 voting totals will come out next week. [Post]
- Marion C. Barry will make another run for his father’s seat. [LL]
- Mary Cheh wants more money for Wilson High. [Post]
- David Grosso proposes new school renovation rules. [Post]
- Activists want District cops pulled from Baltimore. [Post]
- Metro pursues bus fare scofflaws. [NBC4]
- Post ed board on the crime lab mishaps. [Post]
- How walking to work in D.C. breaks down by profession. [Housing Complex]
- Shooting in Southeast wounds two. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DCPS can’t justify the extent of its cuts to Wilson High School. [GGW]
- H Street NE building with limited parking will offer big transit perks to residents. [UrbanTurf]
- 1776 keeps expanding, this time to Silicon Valley. [Post]
- The rent remains damn high, because more and more people are renting. [CityLab]
- But millennials can still afford most of the homes in the D.C. area. [UrbanTurf]
- PG County joins Montgomery County and D.C. in banning the substance you’re not allowed to call Styrofoam. [Trash Free Maryland]
- Today on the market: Logan Circle 1BR loft—-$510,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Drake and the Strokes will headline a two-day outdoor music festival in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
- An interview with Maryland musician Val Rogolino of Kath, whose 1 album from 1974 is a rare (only 60 copies!) treasure. [DCist]
- Watch local bluesman Jonny Grave‘ new video for “Bona Fide.” [Hometown Sounds]
- Ben’s Chili Bowl moved its sign offering free food for life to Bill Cosby to a less conspicuous location, but the alleged rapist is still a guest of honor there. [Post]
- Area concerts likely to sell out fast [Washingtonian]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Breakfast is coming to Shake Shack in Union Station. [Thrillist]
- Former Duke’s Grocery chef Alex McCoy will appear on Food Network Star. [Post]
- Where to eat queso fundido in D.C. [Eater]
- Seven cool kid-friendly restaurants around D.C. [Zagat]
- Reliable Tavern and Hardware coming to Georgia Avenue NW. [PoPville]
- Take a look inside fast-casual pizza spot Veloce. [Washingtonian]