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The D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust—a taxpayer-funded group that oversees dozens of programs for at-risk and other kids—will dissolve after years of mismanagement, the Post reports. Some of the trust’s board members apparently used its funds for personal use, racking up debt and overspending on operations in the process.


  • The economic state of downtown D.C. is “a mixed bag,” according to a new report. [WBJ]
  • A teenager was stabbed in Petworth on Tuesday. Two were subsequently arrested. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • Two D.C. Council candidates in the ’16 races were fined by electoral watchdog agencies. [Loose Lips]
  • Public records: Metrobus drivers got about 2,300 traffic-camera tickets over the past six years. [Post]
  • D.C.’s first distillery pub is preparing to open this summer near 14th and U Streets NW. [Young & Hungry]
  • Red Line riders faced a tough commute today due to an arcing insulator near Friendship Heights. [City Desk]
  • A man who may have been fleeing a robbery jumped the White House fence yesterday. [DCist]


  • Turkish Food: Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan will open Ottoman Taverna in Mount Vernon Triangle in May.
  • Never Take Candy from Strangers: A girl was allegedly approached by two men offering candy earlier this month.
  • Mass Incarceration: A new report finds that nearly 10,000 D.C. children have had an incarcerated parent.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The D.C. Trust/CYITC, in charge of funding many anti-violence programs, will soon be no more. [Post]
  • Fines for David Garber and Yvette Alexander. [LL]
  • District voucher program heads to another congressional vote. [Times]
  • Researchers look for people affected by prostitution. [Borderstan]
  • Muriel Bowser launches clean block program. [DCist]
  • Veep actor backs statehood. [WAMU]

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

  • Tickets for Dupont Underground’s first exhibit are up and they’re going fast. [DCist]
  • Listen to the debut EP from newish folk-pop duoHandsome Hound. [Bandwidth]
  • Ten can’t-miss acts at the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival this weekend. [DC Music Download]
  • What went down at the first annual National Cannabis Festival. [Arts Desk]
  • You can now see Prince‘s Yellow Cloud guitar at the Museum of American History. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The secret ingredient in your cocktail? Salt. [Express]
  • Twenty Hollywood hotspots in D.C. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema win James Beard awards. [Eater]
  • A pop-up bocce bar opens at the W Hotel. [Washingtonian]
  • Why you might want to try camel, the other-other red meat. [Post]
  • Chocolate bars with a political bite [NPR]
  • Barbecue eatery planned in former Odessa space on K Street NW. [Borderstan]