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District Line Daily: Bowser Wants to Keep Henderson

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If elected mayor, Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Chancellor Kaya Henderson as the head of D.C. Public Schools. Bowser had previously been noncommittal about Henderson, who has been in her post since 2010 after succeeding Michelle Rhee. 

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Here are the four north-south streetcar routes that the District's Department of Transportation is considering constructing from Buzzard Point to Takoma or Silver Spring. [Housing Complex]
  • The D.C. Council will consider a bill from Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh that would ban gay conversion therapy for minors. [Post]
  • Paul Zukerberg may have some competition in the attorney general election, if, of course, the election actually happens. Andrew Fois, the District’s deputy attorney general for public safety, said Tuesday he is considering a run. [Post]
  • The mastermind behind the burglary that led to the death of Pigskins star Sean Taylor was convicted Tuesday of first degree felony murder and armed burglary and sentenced to life in prison. Jason Mitchell is the second person to be convicted in the shooting. [Miami Herald]

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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • At-large candidates register to vote right before running for office. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser says she'll keep Kaya Henderson as schools chancellor. [Post]
  • Bowser wins Gertrude Stein Club endorsement after group's initial hesitancy. [LL, PostBlade]
  • Deputy attorney general considers run for elected attorney general position. [Post]
  • D.C. Council will consider Mary Cheh bill banning gay-to-straight therapy for minors. [Post]
  • Here's where the north-south streetcar line could go. [WAMU, Housing Complex]
  • Pols hit the Marriott Marquis ribbon-cutting. [WBJ]
  • Neighbors complain that Capitol Hill intersection is too dangerous. [WAMU]
  • Watch out for new speed cameras. [Post]
  • Post ed board comes down in favor of Wilson High students, against Westboro Baptist Church. [Post]
  • Have your say on the D.C. United stadium bill. [DCist]
  • Congrats to hall of famer Kojo Nnamdi. [Twitter]

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

  • Muriel Bowser says she'll keep Kaya Henderson as schools chancellor. [Post]
  • The demographics of Anacostia, 1889. [Death and Life of Historic Anacostia]
  • What Tysons and the Silver Line mean for the future of America's suburbs. [CityLab]
  • Dupont Metro to get a unique canopy. [GGW]
  • By the numbers: People who live in Georgetown are rich. [UrbanTurf]
  • Stevens School renovation moves forward. [WBJ]
  • Explaining the apparent disconnect between suburbanization and multifamily housing. [CityLab]
  • The D.C. metropolitan area is the fittest in America. [WAMU]
  • ANC backs historic designation for three Southwest buildings, including future Museum of the Bible. [UrbanTurf]
  • The Uber wars go to Europe. [NYT]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR—$319,900

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

  • On the origin of D.C.'s Step Afrika!, which is visiting founder C. Brian William's Houston-area hometown [Arts + Culture Texas]
  • Prince George's County is facing a $10 million lawsuit for allegedly outlawing dancing and targeting the go-go scene. [Bandwidth]
  • A look at the ghostwriters behind iconic political memoirs [Post]
  • The Torpedo Factory commissioned a new mural by Rachel Kerwin for its 40th anniversary. [East City Art]
  • Free outdoor summer music for every day of the week [BYT]
  • McLean author John Gaudet wrote a tribute to papyrus, an African plant in trouble. [Post]

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

  • Where to watch the World Cup [WCP]
  • New strip club will serve small plates. [PoPville]
  • President Barack Obama eats another burger, this time at FireFlies in Del Rey. [Eater]
  • Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn involved in The Sheppard "speakeasy." [Zagat]
  • Don Ciccio & Figli is now making local amaro. [Post]
  • Take a look inside Tico on 14th Street NW. [BYT]
  • Urbana will close for renovations. [Washingtonian]

 

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