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This year’s budget process was less heated than in previous years, D.C. Council members agree. But big points of contention still arose before the council approved the fiscal year 2018 budget last Tuesday, including a dispute over tax cuts...
While a five-story condo project next to the “Exorcist Steps” in Georgetown trudged through the design review process last week, neighbors described a potential horror scenario that construction could bring: a landslide for homes directly uphill. Half a dozen residents...
It’s not often an elementary or middle school has a gay-straight student alliance. But the Sheridan School in Van Ness is committed to diversity — and that includes sexual orientation. The alliance is among the reasons Sheridan was honored as...
The Cleveland Park commercial district is on tap for a host of safety, aesthetic and environmental upgrades, as the D.C. Department of Transportation works to redesign potentially dangerous intersections — including the local service lane — and improve drainage. The...
For the first quarter century of his life, now-Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd attended the same church in North Brentwood, Md., nearly every Sunday. But in 2010, a friend recommended that he check out the services at...
Sanah Hutchins, 7, clutched her new plaque to her chest. Her father knelt down to her level and extended his hand, hoping to read the inscription on the front. But Hutchins held firm. “Mine!” she said. It’s easy to see why...
For years, a band of Sheridan-Kalorama activists has lobbied to transform an unbuilt “paper road” into a park for residents to enjoy — a project that backers hope to see come to fruition soon. After the never-constructed stretch of Belmont...
There’s an ambient sense in D.C. that summer in the city isn’t as sleepy as it once was. As with most such inklings, though, the story is a bit more complicated. The D.C. Council takes recess each year from July until...
The long-anticipated expansion of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will be the topic at a Zoning Commission hearing next week amid broad support for the ambitious plans. The hospital’s new medical/surgical pavilion would cover about 450,000 square feet of the 3800...
After months of dispute regarding the crash-prone intersection of Reno Road with 39th and Ingomar streets NW, the D.C. Department of Transportation is moving forward with its controversial solution to the safety issues there. The project, due to be implemented...

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