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Our post-election Election Issue is on stands and online today. Read it to find out what comes next in D.C. politics, how Muriel Bowser sealed her victory, and what Mayor Vince Gray‘s sad last day on the campaign trail looked like.


  • Mayor Vince Gray presented his final budget to lawmakers this morning. [Housing Complex]
  • A woman was attacked and sexually assaulted on the Glover-Archbold Trail in Georgetown on Tuesday around 8 p.m. [News4]
  • Police are winding down their search for Relisha Rudd in Kenilworth Park and say the search of the sprawling park brought them no clues to bring them closer to finding the missing girl. [City Desk]
  • A Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance laws could mean more money flowing into D.C. elections. [WAMU]


Muriel’s Vetting: Want to learn more about the Democrat mayoral nominee? Read our profile from last year on Muriel Bowser.

Taxi Tales: Cab customers file a whole lot of complaints against their drivers. Here’s a roundup of some of the best ones, including a complaint from one drunk guy who says his cab driver kidnapped him for three hours.

Pizza to Go-Go: Mothership serves D.C.’s most D.C. pizza.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer, is taking the day off. (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser won the mayoral primary. Now what? [WCP]
  • Bowser says she doesn’t plan to “hold anything up.” [WBJ]
  • Coming to the National Building Museum: a giant maze. [Arts Desk]
  • Once again, Eisenhower Memorial could be held up as NCPC staff objects. [WJLA]
  • NoMa gets free Wi-Fi. [City Desk]
  • Court: CityCenterDC doesn’t have to pay Davis-Bacon wages. [WBJ]
  • Where do D.C. residents’ phones come from? Maryland, mostly. [Spokeo]
  • Today on the market: Penn Branch detached brick house—$395,000

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

  • The Library of Congress added 25 new audio pieces—including Jeff Buckley‘s cover of “Hallelujah” and the Shaft theme—to its National Recording Registry. [A.V. Club]
  • Go see Petworth’s Daft Punk-ified street signs before they fade away. [Curbed DC]
  • Two strikes for Fat Trel: a semen-stained mixtape cover and a tasteless Instagram post. [Arts Desk]
  • George Takei and Patrick Stewart are coming to D.C. for Smithsonian magazine’s The Future Is Here Festival. [Washingtonian]
  • An interview with Meg Walsh and Jeffrey Prosser of Cavale [D.C. Music Download]
  • Balanchine‘s ballet “Jewels” is almost as glamorous as it was at its 1967 premiere. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Five beer gardens that are open [Thrillist]
  • Thai restaurant Soi 38 coming to Foggy Bottom. [Washingtonian]
  • Bayou Bakery chef/owner David Guas will host a show on the Travel Channel. [Post]
  • Ten weirdly expensive dishes, like $7 olives and $8 fries [Eater]
  • BlackFinn closes in Bethesda. [Robert Dryer]
  • Could Eataly be making a deal for a D.C. location? [UrbanTurf]
  • Capitol Prague Cafe temporarily closed in Georgetown. [PoPville]
  • Five things to know about Flight Wine Bar. [Zagat]