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To the editor: As Washington faces what looks to be a very hot summer, Astrid Jöehnk 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...
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...
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...
Fifty years later, those who made the District‘s renaissance possible are now paying for their commitment to Washington. The rapid decline of so many of the District’s communities started with the four days of riots in April 1968 following...
By WENDELL BERRY Because I was born in the middle of the Depression of the 1930s, I am a child of the New Deal. Because I was born to a farming family in Henry County, Kent., I am in particular...
As a former D.C. Public Schools teacher and parent of three current D.C. public and public charter school students, it is discouraging to see that many are using the city’s recent, and serious, public education scandals to call on...
We are Gwyneth Field, Elijah Weissman and Sabrina Kestnbaum-Cook. We are seventh graders at Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  We are athletes, club members and hard-working students. Although we are just 12 and 13 years old, we already know...
To the editor: In response to the recent letter “Kudos to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for joining the Climate Solutions Caucus” on March 21, I would like to state that Washington, D.C. is poised to become a national leader on...
Libraries were once a sacred secular space of silence and reverence - a place where one automatically lowered one’s voice. As a direct heir to the enlightenment, the establishment of libraries was a testament to the self-evident integrity of mankind,...

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