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

One student at D.C.’s Ballou High has already been accepted at 12 colleges. All 190 of his fellow seniors have applied. Last year, the graduation rate at the historically-troubled D.C. high school rate was 57%. Teachers, administrators and students are fighting to raise expectations.


  • Photo essay: Washington’s cherry blossom in black-and-white film. [Post]

  • Photo essay: 35th anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Memorial groundbreaking. [WTOP]

  • Historian and Watergate journalist Roger Wilkins dies at 85. [NBC4]

  • Fact check: What’s true and not true in viral story on missing D.C. girls. [NBC4]

  • Editorial: Viral misinformation on missing teens serves its purpose. [Post]

  • Focus on foster homes as panic over missing youth is examined. [WUSA9]

  • Three more young teens go missing. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9]

  • Police say two men raped a 13-year-old girl in a basement in D.C. [NBC4]

  • Body of 27-year-old D.C. woman found in Potomac River. [NBC4]

  • Rain showers this morning, cool temps for remainder of the week. [Post]

  • Idea rehash: Parking under the Mall. [WBJ]

  • A must-read cat rescue story. [Post]


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

  • In-home visits for early parenthood are underfunded, auditor says. [Times]

  • No all-girls school, but DCPS announces support groups for girls. [Post]

  • The $100 million question: Tax cuts or affordable housing funding? [WAMU]

  • D.C.’s path to statehood goes through Maryland? Not. [DCist]

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

  • At the Anacostia Community Museum, a new exhibition focuses on Latinx art. [Post]

  • John Kelly: National Building Museum’s exhibit on the history of St. Elizabeths. [Post]

  • Mosaic Theater announces 2017/2018 season, which includes musicals! [DC Theatre Scene]

  • And Theater J’s 2017/2018 season will explore themes of love during times of hate, particularly: Nazi Germany. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Hail to D.C. sandwiches. [Washingtonian]

  • Futuristic fast-casual restaurant Eatsa faces lawsuit for not being accessible to the blind. [Eater]

  • Try all 20 of these dishes to call yourself a Washingtonian. [Zagat]

  • The Post is fired up about “hand salad.” [Post]

  • A rendering of Adams Morgan’s monstrous new Mexican restaurant. [PoPville]

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

  • Liberal advocates call for D.C. to spend more on services than tax cuts. [WAMU]

  • Bowser administration rolls out development opportunities citywide. [UrbanTurf]

  • A history of federal agency office relocations in and around the District. [WBJ]

  • Five-bedroom Kalorama townhome lists for $5.2 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Three-bedroom carriage-home conversion in Capitol Hill lists for $1.1 million. [UrbanTurf]

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