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Dear Editor: While Palisades residents are working hard to get the historic Rose Lees Hardy Elementary School back in the hands of DCPS, our Congressional Delegate is trying to yank school vouchers from the hands of kids who don't have...
Dear Editor: As we move deeper into 2019 and the previous year’s W-2s arrive, I’m reminded of a meme that went viral a few years back. It said: I’m so glad that I took geometry when parallelogram season rolls around....
Dear Editor: On the subject of The Current’s recent article, “Small cell antenna an alternative to poles for DC’s 5G infrastructure”… This is a complex issue that the article doesn’t clarify. “Small Cells” are the antennas and associated equipment that...
To the editor: As Washington faces what looks to be a very hot summer, Astrid Joehnk 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...

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