When the government does something to benefit a campaign donor, any explanation or justification — even a wholly logical one — comes under a cloud of suspicion. Accordingly, we’ve followed with concern the saga of Fort Myer Construction and its...
When Jim Graham’s former constituents in Ward 1 look back on his 16 years on the D.C. Council, his insistence on responsive services surely ranks high in their memories. He was known to spend hours most mornings responding personally...
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a rock band — and its ruling could help legally settle the fight over the name “Redskins.” An Asian group calling itself “The Slants” had sought for years to trademark...
By Mary Cheh On Saturday, I joined the Adas Israel Congregation’s morning services to present a ceremonial resolution in celebration of the Anne Frank House. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this organization, you may be surprised to...
Following almost two years of debate and public consultation, the D.C. Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act in December 2016. By guaranteeing eight weeks of paid leave for new parents, six weeks to care for a sick...
A note about the following sentence in Tom Sherwood’s Notebook in The Current’s June 14 issue: “The District also is the only place we know of where the top prosecutor doesn’t have to live in the jurisdiction he or...
In a city where so many residents prefer to get around using public transportation, the DC Circulator is widely praised — and widely desired. The Circulator’s appeal has only grown as Metrorail works through safety and maintenance issues that have...
When students return to two Northwest universities this fall, they’ll be greeted by new presidents. Former Obama cabinet secretary Sylvia Burwell took over at American University this month, and University of Miami official Thomas LeBlanc will step in at...
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is mild-mannered almost to a fault. But don’t mistake that for any weakness. “This case is about the right of hundreds of millions of Americans to honest government,” Frosh said Monday as he stood by...
It was wonderful to read in The Current’s June 7 issue about Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh including $75,000 in the budget for a senior program manager at the Chevy Chase Community Center. On behalf of all the...

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