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Sakina is saved!

Sakina Halal Grill downtown, known for its generous open-door and free meal policy for those experiencing homelssness, was on the verge of closing this month when the owner decided to launch a GoFundMe. Contributors met the campaign goal of $250,000 in less than a week. The donations will go towards debt repayment and operational costs, and will allow Sakina to resume serving meals (including to the homeless!) next month.

 

Are you sure you want to swim in that? 

The water’s getting better, but is it there yet? Rock Creek’s lushy greens and water holes provided record relief from the summer’s heat, but still suffers some of the worst water quality in the District. Swimming has been banned since the 70s.

 

More legal protection for scooter and e-bike riders

In 2016, the Council made it easier for cyclists and pedestrians hit by cars to collect damages. The benefit of that bill didn’t extend to any motorized vehicles, but a new amendment will likely extend the law to scooters and e-bikes as well as sidewalk incidents.

 

With #9 pick, Wizards reload at wing

After Bradley Beal spent all season reiterating that he wants to play things out alongside John Wall, cracks appeared in their partnership over the past 48 hours, with multiple rumors suggesting a Wall-Westbrook trade had been discussed (to many fans’ chagrin). But the momentous NBA Draft came and went with no trade, and now the Wizards have Deni Avdija, a rotation-ready small forward whose shooting will have to develop to become a starter.


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Emergency & You

Grab some ghost wings

Jack Rose, Smoke & Barrel, and Federalist Pig all launched delivery-only wing joints to help offset revenue losses due to the pandemic. Their success so far is a testament to the reliable comfort of good ol’ no-fuss finger food like wings, fries, and queso.

 

Whistler and Debussy 

What does the American painter James McNeill Whistler and the French composer Claude Debussy have in common? A lot, it turns out. Listen to how these two 19th century luminaries influenced each other while listening to both recorded samples and a live piano performance. (6pm)

 

What’s with Washington trivia

WAMU’s Mikaela Lefrak, host of the What’s with Washington and 51st podcasts, for quiz questions all about our home. (7:30 pm)

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