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  • Elementary student develops “Immigrant’s Nightmare” board game. [WAMU]

  • Despite ridership loss, traffic did not increase much during SafeTrack surges. [WAMU]

  • The area employers with most at stake in immigrant visa program overhaul. [WBJ]

  • A pedestrian’s perspective on the trouble crossing 9th and Independence SW. [GGW]

  • D.C. Health Link moves forward with 2018 plans, despite threats of ACA repeal. [WBJ]

  • An Arlington school sends more than 80 kids home sick. [NBC4]

  • Police arrest suspect in four armed robberies. [Post]

  • Chasity Smith, 16, went missing from 51st Street NE on Wednesday. [WUSA]


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

  • D.C. ranked fourth best place to live—for the young and educated. [FOX5]

  • Youth advocates take aim at D.C.’s second chance law. [Post]

  • Airbnb takes to the airwaves to blast Kenyan McDuffie. [Times]

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit D.C. middle school. [WAMU]

  • Capitol Hill residents post MLK Jr. quotes on yard signs. [WJLA]

  • D.C. Council trolls Jason Chaffetz. [DCist]

  • ICYMI: Trace elements of lead remain in these D.C. public schools. [Hill Rag]

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

  • Here are all the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. [WCP]

  • Does the future of D.C.’s rap scene lie with Nappy Nappa? [Post]

  • A new venue focused on Americana and bluegrass is opening at The Wharf. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Try 11 coming-soon restaurants at Mess Hall on March 19. [WCP]

  • A dining and drinking guide to Petworth. [Post]

  • Restaurant trends food writers are sick of—like shishito peppers. [Washingtonian]

  • How to get free doughnuts. [DCist]

  • Quite literally a Fluff piece. [Eater]

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

  • Washington Post publishes 2016 State of the Housing Market for the D.C. region. [Post]

  • With Trump tax cuts looming, affordable housing financing is on shaky ground. [Bisnow]

  • Neighborhood profile: Kingman Park, past H Street NE and near RFK stadium. [Post]

  • An archaeological dig is underway at the site of a former house on Capitol Hill. [WAMU]

  • The District is a tale of two cities in terms of housing and other social indicators. [FOX5]

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