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This week, our readers ask the questions.


  • City Paper saves D.C.’s annual Peeps Contest. (Stay tuned.) [Grub Street, Food & Wine]

  • Business is booming for the Va. company profiting off immigrants in detention. [Post]

  • A once-bustling immigrant services center is now nearly empty. [NBC4]

  • The Wizards’ comeback makes NBA history. [Post]

  • D.C. tech company raises $19 million, says it can solve the password problem. [WBJ]

  • Go outside today because it’s going to be winter again by Saturday. [Post]

  • The roller coaster weather changed peak cherry blossom days. [WAMU]

  • Area AT&T customers couldn’t call 911 for two hours last night. [WUSA9, NBC4]

  • Fixing I-295 for drivers, and those who own homes near it. [NBC4]

  • Carjacking victim gets her 1891 French violin back. [NBC4]

  • A fox bit a woman who was taking a walk in Fairfax Co. [Post, NBC4]

  • Southwest girl has been missing since Friday, a Northeast girl since Tuesday. [WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • Bowser campaign audit claims untrue, officials say. [FOX5, WCP]

  • D.C. issued $300 million in parking/traffic citations in FY ’16. [WJLA]

  • Concerns over “walkability” preferences for D.C. charters. [WAMU]

  • 40 years ago today, black Muslims seized the D.C. Council. [DCist]

  • Hyperlocal: ANC meetings can be a spectacle. [DCist]

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

  • Laurel, Md.’s Venus Theatre announces its 17th season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts director Susan Fisher Sterling discusses great female artists of the past. [The Art Newspaper]

  • And the museum will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help boost the spotlight of women artists. [WTOP]

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

  • The controversial sushi restaurant going into Trump’s hotel has a fish expert. [Post]

  • Is this the best barbecue sandwich right now? [Washingtonian]

  • G by Mike Isabella’s sandwich madness competition raises thousands for charities. [Eater]

  • The seven deadly sins committed in bars. [Thrillist]

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

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner rent from Chilean mogul. [WSJ]

  • How is D.C. serving the homeless who visited MLK Library? [WAMU]

  • What kind of homes $650,000 to $700,000 buys in D.C. [UrbanTurf]

  • Trend: Converting D.C. office buildings into apartments. [UrbanTurf]

  • New bill could help public housing residents build credit. [UrbanTurf]

  • Where the name of the West End neighborhood came from. [GGW]

  • Area developer Bozzuto Group launches new housing fund. [WBJ]

  • Spring fever is about the hit the D.C. region’s housing market. [Post]

  • Leasing starts at Capital Riverfront 325-unit mixed-use project. [MHN]

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