For mayor Though Mayor Muriel Bowser does not face any viable challengers in next week’s Democratic primary, she will have to face several major issues if she wins a second term come November. Key among them are controlling crime, keeping...
Should workers who get most of their earnings from tips be entitled to the same minimum wage — directly from their employers, not withstanding any gratuities — as those who do not receive tips? With Initiative 77, District residents...
By Edward Cowan The District government is exploring the feasibility of establishing a “public bank” that would be owned by the city and tasked with lending for “unmet needs.” This little-noticed initiative to put municipal government into the banking business has...
My, it's been a long, long time. Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away. With apologies to the great Willie Nelson lyrics, your Notebook is happy to be back on the pages of the revived Current Newspapers. After an absence...
The Current’s April 11 article on forthcoming changes to District street lights, as described by Judah Gluckman of the Office of Public and Private Partnerships (OP3), was welcome, but incomplete. Our nonprofit, Restore Mass Ave., is restoring the tree landscape...
Fifty years later, those who made the District‘s renaissance possible are now paying for their commitment to Washington. The rapid decline of so many of the District’s communities started with the four days of riots in April 1968 following...
By WENDELL BERRY Because I was born in the middle of the Depression of the 1930s, I am a child of the New Deal. Because I was born to a farming family in Henry County, Kent., I am in particular...
As a former D.C. Public Schools teacher and parent of three current D.C. public and public charter school students, it is discouraging to see that many are using the city’s recent, and serious, public education scandals to call on...
We are Gwyneth Field, Elijah Weissman and Sabrina Kestnbaum-Cook. We are seventh graders at Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  We are athletes, club members and hard-working students. Although we are just 12 and 13 years old, we already know...
To the editor: In response to the recent letter “Kudos to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for joining the Climate Solutions Caucus” on March 21, I would like to state that Washington, D.C. is poised to become a national leader on...

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