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The first campaign finance reports for D.C. mayoral candidates are due today.


  • Work on the District’s upcoming streetcar system will cause delays for drivers this morning at 16th Street and Benning Road NE.  [WaPo]
  • Metro’s general manager says future employees who disable rail car intercoms will be disciplined. [NBC4]
  • Protestors marched to the White House last night in support of whistleblowing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. [WTOP]
  • The D.C. Department of Public Works is holding its monthly hazardous waste drop-off event at the Fort Totten transfer station in Northeast. [WTOP]


The Wait is Over: The District’s first medical marijuana sale was made Monday night at the Capital City Care dispensary.

It Goes On and On: Check out “Kitchen,” a new six-and-a-half-minute single from the fuzzy D.C. band Teen Mom. 

A Productive Recess: Phil Mendelson asked LivingSocial to eliminate its guns and alcohol deals.

We Have a Winner: The MRP Reality and Ellis Development Group partnership has been chosen by the District to develop residential units and a ground-floor market at 965 Florida Ave. NW.

Economic Eats: The President’s chief economic advisor Alan Krueger discussed the D.C. food scene at Politico Playbook Lunch on Monday.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?'s first legal medical marijuana is sold, but only nine patients have cards. [Post]

  • Jeff Thompson wants to delay Chartered payout. [WBJ]
  • Machinists union endorses Jack Evans. [Post]
  • Michelle Rhee returns to celebrate DC-CAS score improvement. [Post]
  • Delinquent tax sale nets $6.6 million. [WBJ]
  • Woman accused of paint splattering National Cathedral held without bond. [CNN]
  • Martin Luther King Jr. inscription removal begins. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • Live at 15th and P NW for $25/month, plus the cost of a time machine. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Assessing the new WMATA union contract. [GGW]
  • New Frederick Douglass Bridge looks to be the best biking bridge in D.C. [WashCycle]
  • No surprise: Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park getting more expensive. [UrbanTurf]
  • Mary Cheh: Why is the Wilson pool so terrible? [LL]
  • Watch the last of the old NPR building come down. [DCist]
  • D.C. is the fifth-best city for renters. [Nerd Wallet]
  • Today on the market: Wesley Heights condo

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
  • D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
  • An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
  • Beyoncé's dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
  • Tyler Green on Hirshhorn's departing director: "... it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure." [Modern Art Notes]
  • Ian Svenonius on Vish Khanna's podcast [Kreative Kontrol]
  • The Backstage column on Taffety Punk's "Bootleg Shakespeare" and Arena's forthcoming Kogod Cradle season [Post]
  • Vice interviews Dismemberment Plan [Vice]
  • An English viscount and viscountess visit the National Gallery of Art to view an insanely valuable Giorgione once owned by their ancestors. [Post]
  • Listen: Faraquet live in Indianapolis, December 2001 [Dischord]
  • Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan talks technology, theater, and social media [Morgan Allen]
  • The Plums make noise—with visuals [Plumsband]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Bars with really great air conditioning [Drink DC]
  • Huma Abedin dines at Meiwah Restaurant with Clinton spokesman. [CNN]
  • Blue Duck Tavern has a new pastry chef. [Post]
  • Ten Latin plate lunches around D.C. [Eater]
  • Dolci Gelati launches a food truck. [Washingtonian]
  • Romeo & Juliet American restaurant will replace White Tiger on Capitol Hill. [PoPville]
  • Taj of India coming to Cucina Vivace space in Crystal City. [ARLnow]
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