A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Kevin Mayfield stops by his childhood home to attend to his unofficial second job as his 83-year-old mother’s case manager. These days, when he’s not supervising snow teams or driving a street sweeper for the city, he’s trying to prevent the D.C. Medicaid program from cutting off her home care services.


  • Child trafficking in D.C. is not a myth. [WAMU]

  • Police fire shots, arrest woman who fled a traffic stop near Capitol. [Times, Post]

  • Metro is brightening Union Station with white paint. [WAMU, Post]

  • 14th Street might get a new bus—the 59. [GGW, DCist]

  • Six straight wins for the Washington Capitals. [Post]

  • Tom Sherwood on notable changes for Nationals’ opening day. [NBC4]

  • MGM’s ‘Dugout Club’ at Nationals Park includes eight leather recliners. [WBJ]

  • Henrietta Lacks family is feuding ahead of movie about their matriarch. [Post]

  • Expert observation: New D.C. hotels follow the same interior color scheme. [WBJ]

  • Bus crashes into Crystal City and drives half way in. [NBC4, Post]

  • ‘Super Speeding’ on the rise in greater Washington. [NBC4]

  • Va. man, 53, used SeekingArrangement.com to have sex with14-year-old. [Post]

  • Mayeli Fuentes-Pineda, 14, went missing in Northwest on Tuesday. [WUSA9]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Wiedefeld looks to a GOP congressman to help fiscally troubled Metro. [WAMU]

  • Regional re-branding in the age of Trump. [Post]

  • Council retreat not “substantive” enough for David Grosso. [DCist]

  • ICYMI: On delaying D.C. tax cuts. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Come to our next Luce Foundation Center show on April 28, with Mellow Diamond and Coup Sauvage and The Snips. [WCP]

  • How the owner of Second Story Books—one of the world’s foremost appraisers of rare books—is surviving in the digital age. [Post]

  • A profile on the peculiar private press funk/soul reissue label People’s Potential Unlimited. [Resident Advisor]

  • Listen to the first single off Two Inch Astronaut’s new album. [NPR Music]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New ideas for outdoor dining. [Post]

  • Your guide to area farmers markets. [DC Refined]

  • The fallout from Maryland’s controversial beer bill would impact Guinness. [WBJ]

  • Three Japanese restaurants that serve more than sushi. [Washingtonian]

  • Try Uyghur cuisine in Crystal City. [Arlington Mag]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Trump Organization reportedly wants to manage yet another District hotel. [Post]

  • Mount Vernon Triangle project set to create more affordable housing. [UrbanTurf]

  • What kind of home you can afford for $1.2 million in the District. [UrbanTurf]

  • George Washington University Hospital wants to add a helipad. [WBJ]

  • And if you want a $3.9 million home in Wesley Heights… [Curbed DC]

  • What is the authority of the D.C. Zoning Commission and will it change? [GGW]

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