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...
People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...
Last month, the District unveiled the long-awaited, much-scrutinized renovation of Burleith’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts — a $165 million project that cost more than twice the originally requested budget. “Let ’em talk about how much it cost,” Mayor...
The District’s millionaires are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that the D.C. Council just gave them a special tax break? In this year’s budget, members voted to keep an inheritance tax cut that will raise...
Last week, the Downtown Cluster of Congregations wrote to the National Park Service to request the removal of the statue of Albert Pike at Judiciary Square. Albert Pike served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. His actions do...
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...
Wardman Tower was not simply modernized on the interior, as The Current reports . The magnificent floor plans and details have been obliterated. The 1928 building was designed by Mihran Mesrobian — Harry Wardman’s best architect and one of the...
The D.C. Council has before it a bill to approve the “framework element” – introductory chapter – of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. In it, the District’s office of planning suggests the city’s population will rise to 1 million by 2045....
D.C.’s farmers markets are a valuable neighborhood amenity. They provide farm-fresh produce and other goods, and they serve as a venue for community-building. That public benefit is why the District doesn’t charge its usual public space permit fees to...
After more than two decades of headlines about hazardous contamination in Spring Valley, it’s easy to become numbed to the Army Corps of Engineers’ slow cleanup process. But a recent incident serves as a reminder that dangers still lurk...

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