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...
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...
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...
As we watch District students start a new school year, we wonder how many of them would be doing better in school if they had received high-quality early care and education. How many of them are struggling against deficits...
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...
Turkey, tinsel and traffic. The holiday season is here. Our news media love to report the AAA estimates for holiday travel. This year the auto lobby group estimated that nearly 51 million Americans would be traveling 50 miles or more...
By Spring Valley-Wesley Heights Citizens Association officers and other community members After a dispute over a 10 percent spike in American University’s undergraduate enrollment that violated its campus plan agreement with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the university entered into a...
Near the end of The Current’s June 7 article on the D.C. Council’s budget allocations on May 30, a mention of $75,000 caught my eye. Included by Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, the sum means that sometime in...
The Current’s Dec. 6 editorial “Water bills warrant action” highlights an emerging concern that affects every D.C. Water and Sewer Authority customer, not just nonprofits like Rock Creek Cemetery. The Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (often called CRIAC) on your...
We live in a historic city — there’s no question about that. The nation’s capital features not only the great civic buildings and gleaming monuments around the National Mall, but also the evidence of more than 200 years of...

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