DeShortVacation Links: No more hookers, please


Wire executives would like a reprise of this 2002 downtown prostitution bust. (Dudley M. Brooks/The Washington Post)

Nota bene: Taking a couple of days off. Back with you on Monday. Unless something happens. You know, something.

In other news:

Welcome D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) (D.C. Wire)

LGBT groups would like to track hate crimes themselves, thank you very much (Blade)

Tomorrow’s Chuck Brown farewell will feature Donnie Simpson, Anwan “Big G” Glover, Doug E. Fresh, go-go heroes — and as many as 14,500 more (WTTG-TV, DCist)

D.C. Public Library wants your Chuck Brown paraphernalia (AP)

Carol Schwartz paid her respects Tuesday (Arts Desk)

Chamber of Commerce: Vince Gray is doing a good job (DCCC, Loose Lips)

Gay activists: Vince Gray is doing a good job (Blade)

Proposed changes to licensing rules would let secondhand stores off the pawn-shop hook — but not completely (Arts Desk)

Gospel Rescue Ministries is in a spot of financial trouble (Housing Complex)

Tony Williams’s advice for Vincent Gray: “Just let it all out early and often, you know what I mean? That’s the best way to handle it.” (Loose Lips)

”A payoff to [Sulaimon Brown] when Gray was so far out in front? Does that make sense? It’s like going to the store and buying something you don’t need.” (Informer)

”The irony is that, in a city that demands the right to run its own affairs, the federal prosecutor seems to be the only one willing to protect the public from political crooks and charlatans.” (Examiner editorial)

Another vote, hopefully final, planned for fakest issue in D.C. politics since Klingle Road (WaTimes, Examiner)

U Street is about to endure a year’s worth of streetscape work (PoP)

Contra nightlife-hating mid-city “dinosaurs” (Blade)

If you’re going to violate the ban on courthouse photography, this photo really isn’t worth it (Erik Wemple)

Capital Bikeshare’s helmet sales will harm local bike shops! (TBD)

No, they won’t! (WashCycle)

Anti-Wal-Mart protest to feature “hilarious depiction of Mayor Gray” (Capital Business)

Dead man pulled from Potomac near Hains Point (Crime Scene)

Jaws are flapping about a Tom Brown write-in campaign (Informer)

Which DCPS principals will be leaving this year? (D.C. Schools Insider)

Ye, gods — Gray’s pick for homeland security chief is a Republican (Examiner)

Council panel OKs first transgender nominees to Commission on Human Rights (Metro Weekly)

NoMa cycletrack will go in two directions (GGW)

Gray will kick off Pride weekend with a town hall talk with Lou Chibbaro Jr. (Blade)

Old D.C. Community College president will make $180,000 a year in his new gig (KeysNet)

We’re relatively insect-free (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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