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...
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...
By the Rev. Charles Hoffacker Jeffrey J. Higgins offers the usual libertarian case against the minimum wage , but his argument is neither moral nor realistic. Moreover, his critique of the minimum wage soon slips into an attack on government...
In exhorting the city to make the Lafayette playground Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant, The Current’s May 24 editorial implied that Engineered Wood Fiber is not an ADA-compliant surface. This is not the case. Engineered Wood Fiber can be a...
The sequel to Al Gore’s 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” is due out this summer. While everyone is concerned worldwide with climate change and global warming, I feel that environmentalism starts at home. With this lovely spring weather I’ve had...
By Kelly Brinkley On Thursday, June 8, more than 350 D.C. nonprofits will join together with other organizations throughout the Washington metropolitan area to take part in United Way of the National Capital Area’s “Do More 24” — the region’s...
Residents in Georgetown and neighboring communities are justifiably disturbed and angered by the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to move the 70-year-old historic northern flight path from Reagan National Airport away from the commercial district of Arlington, Va., and across...
Ann Heuer’s May 17 Viewpoint concerning open government in D.C. reminds me of Florida’s “Sunshine” law, which requires that all meetings of decision-making or advisory public entries must be noticed and open to the public (with exceptions for such...

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