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Former Councilmember Michael Brown‘s political career comes down to this afternoon, when he’s set to plead guilty to bribery charges.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Jack Evans launches mayoral run. [Loose Lips]
- After fire, Frager’s Hardware relocates to Eastern Market. [WAMU]
- Man charged with pizza robbery that went viral. [Post]
- Downtown sinkhole repairs cost $5 million. [DCist]
- Howard University trustee predicts trouble for school. [WAMU]
- Shih Tzu survives stabbing. [Examiner]
- Prince George’s County hotel clashes with cabbies. [Post]
- Bikeshare a boon to economic development. [Examiner]
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Bad Decisions: Despite tough talk from the U.S. Attorney at a press conference, former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown allegedly started taking bribes the next day.
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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Michael Brown set to plead guilty to bribery charges hearing this afternoon. [Examiner]
- Jack Evans launches campaign for mayor. [Post, WAMU, DCist]
- Mayor Vince Gray silent so far on Brown allegations. [NBC 4]
- Brown investigation would have needed evidence of previous corruption, according to ex-prosecutors. [Times]
- After the Brown revelations, activists want more focus on campaign finance reforms proposed by Gray and Irv Nathan. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Total cost of the sinkhole: $5 million. [DCist]
- Georgetown BID plans ahead. [WBJ]
- Parking-free developments will only get more common. [UrbanTurf]
- Logan Circle remains D.C.’s gay neighborhood. [Borderstan]
- Weigh in on the development at 965 Florida Ave. NW. [New Columbia Heights]
- STEM jobs are really important to D.C. [Post]
- Twenty-unit Capitol Hill development digs up a surprise. [ElevationDC]
- Fundrise is hot, but maybe not such a hot investment. [Post]
- Today on the market: Spacious 16th Street Heights rowhouse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- National Mall bone display draws attention to global genocide. [Post]
- Exorcist author says Georgetown University doesn’t deserve to call itself Catholic. [Huffington Post]
- Malmaison has been hosting concerts and parties for months, and this month it’s finally opening. [Washingtonian]
- Fort Knox cartoon strip comes to the Washington Post. [Comic Riffs]
- The Post reviews the debut novel of D.C. novelist Elliott Holt. [Post]
- D.C. wants to buy your video art. [East City Art]
- Our guy Chris Klimek goes on WETA’s Around Town. [Chris Klimek]
- While Mike Paarlberg is away this summer, Dissonance radio falls to Don Irwin and DJ Alpha Betts. [Dissonance]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 best pie spots [The Plate]
- Twenty weekend happy hours [Washingtonian]
- Seven spirits you’ve probably never heard of [Drink DC]
- Doughnut sandwich taste test [Post]
- How to sell Coca Cola in Myanmar [NPR]
- Eight nontouristy restaurants around the National Cathedral [Zagat]
- Atlas Room launches brunch on H Street NE. [Frozen Tropics]