By: Edward Segal There have been at least 58 natural gas leaks in Georgetown since April 2016, including seven in front of or near my O Street house in the East Village. Last month, there was a record-setting five gas...
By: Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area Washington D.C., including the surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland, is considered the third-richest area in America. According to a recent study published in the USA Today, D.C....
By: Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember Next week, the Council will reconvene until this legislative period concludes in December. Over the coming months, my colleagues and I will work feverishly on a wide range of legislative topics. One piece of legislation...
By: Davis Kennedy The District government has been very successful in many areas, especially on the financial front. But the one area where our government’s results have been deplorable is in public education, particularly among minority students. According to last year’s...
By: MS Broudy Coffee shops aren’t just for coffee. They are places to hang out, hold meetings, and do work. As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in coffee shops. When you work in a coffee shop, you...
To the editor: As Washington faces what looks to be a very hot summer, Astrid Joehnk can peer out from her 1923 row house in Brookland. She knows her street is a little less hot and glaring than it used...
To the editor: Recently, the District’s Chief Financial Officer announced that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded DC’s General Obligation bond rating to AAA: the highest possible credit rating. In making the announcement, Moody's offered a glowing endorsement of our budgetary...
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...

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