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D.C. has the dubious distinction of being among the top 10 U.S. cities for human trafficking. District survivor Ashley Cacho, who was trafficked as a child, tells her story.


  • Police body cams will be off during inauguration protests. [NBC4]

  • Young people have been moving to Metro’s green line corridor in droves. [WCP]

  • He sold marijuana against the judge’s orders, and got 60 days in jail. [Post]

  • Man admits making threats to Besta Pizza days after shooting at nearby Comet Ping Pong. [FOX5, WUSA]

  • Extra cell phone towers installed on the Mall to support inauguration and protests. [Post]

  • Take your pick: a list of inauguration marches and demonstrations. [Post]

  • Your guide to inauguration road closures. [WTOP]

  • Children’s National andInova Health announce major research partnership. [WBJ]

  • D.C. philanthropist David Rubenstein is awarded keys to the city. [FOX5]

  • Watch this short film on the grand master checkers players of Shaw. [DCist]

  • Ice, wintry mix are in the forecast this weekend. [WTOP]

  • A serial groper is on the prowl in Northwest this week. [Post]

  • Police release video of person of interest in New Year’s Eve murder. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds plans bill mandating presidential candidates release tax returns to appear on D.C. ballot. [AP]

  • D.C. Council considers abolishing sex abuse statute of limitations. [Times]

  • Chaffetzis threatening our death with dignity law “to score easy political points.” [Post]

  • Oh, so this is what that A Creative D.C. campaign means. [WAMU]

  • Instead of ending in March, SafeTrack will continue until June. [WTOP, Times]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Richard Nelson’s new three-play cycle, The Gabriels, is lengthy but stellar. [WCP]

  • D.C. punk trio Scanners and the art of the show flyer. [Post]

  • DC Music Download announces its new festival, Sounds of the City. [DC Music Download]

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be open free next weekend for participants of the Women’s March. [Huffington Post]

  • Listen to the new album from experimental musician Chester Hawkins. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • How to dine out without violating your New Year’s resolution. [Post]

  • Timing’s just about right for a prime steak roundup. [Eater]

  • Make the most of inauguration with these food and drink specials. [Washingtonian]

  • Virginia’s Mosaic District gets Indian barbecue. [Arlington Mag]

  • Del Ray’s Dairy Godmother will say goodbye. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • Affordable housing tenants in Brookland raise questions about living conditions. [WCP]

  • Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos buys Kalorama home. [Post]

  • D.C. Council proposes cutting commercial property taxes east of the Anacostia. [WBJ]

  • Mark your calendars: A public hearing on McMillan is scheduled for March. [UrbanTurf]

  • What $4,400 a month can rent you in D.C. (Who has this kind of money?) [Curbed DC]

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