To the long-standing dismay of many D.C. residents, Congress is empowered to establish laws affecting the District and to overturn local D.C. laws. All too frequently, it exercises this authority. At the same time, Washingtonians aren’t adequately represented in the...
Every year, many D.C. parents wait anxiously for the results of the school lottery, determining whether their children have secured spots in coveted out-of-boundary D.C. public schools or public charter schools. Now, we’re happy to say, D.C. public officials must...
"Gloom, despair and agony on me." That’s a lyric from a song sung by country western stars Buck Owens and Roy Clark on the old “Hee Haw” television program. But the phrase came to mind when we were focusing on...
By Muriel Bowser When I took the oath of office as mayor, I pledged to build a D.C. that gives all Washingtonians a fair shot. I committed to making homelessness in D.C. rare, brief and nonrecurring. I said — and...
I would like to respond to Michael Kent’s July 12 letter to the editor, “Superfresh parcel needs redevelopment.” Most residents of American University Park and Spring Valley we know have moved to those neighborhoods to enjoy the peace and quiet...
It’s time to put to rest the myth that trading on-street parking for bike lanes is bad for business . Despite the many community voices in support of the proposed Water Street NW bike lanes at the June 29 meeting...
Randy Speck, chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy Chase), is to be commended for standing up for trees in our neighborhood in general, and for observing that Cafritz Enterprises has apparently not lived up to its promise to...
As the District’s 2018 elections approach — likely bringing tough contests for the mayoralty and other top city offices — we may once again see allegations that officials are too beholden to their big campaign donors. Despite repeated efforts...
When the District’s traffic engineers redesign a road, evaluate a speed limit or otherwise review the operations of the city’s transportation network, they place great importance on information about crashes. Similarly, when residents advocate for or against a certain...
It’s not Thanksgiving. It’s not Christmas. There’s been no flood, no fire, no terror attack. But, you are still needed. Yes, you. And you especially are needed now. Monsignor John Enzler of Catholic Charities says the need is great year round, especially the summer....

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