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Retirement board is financially prudent This is in response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor “D.C.’s fiscal health is more complicated.” Although, as the headline indicates, the letter was focused on the District’s overall fiscal health, there was a...
District needs better contractor monitoring I would like to follow up on Tom Snowden’s recent letter to the editor . I applaud the mayor on the prudent spending increases in the latest budget. But how one spends is as important...
Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
By Troy Kravitz and Jonathan McHugh Before American University and the surrounding community there is an opportunity — and an obligation — to build a functional, productive relationship. The opportunity is bolstered by new leadership, both at the university and...
Tailgating. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It...
Quieter, healthier alternatives exist to the ubiquitous gas-powered leaf blowers. In addition to noise and pollution risks posed to children, dogs, the elderly, asthmatics and all of us, these machines pose enormous hazards to those who operate them. Now, we...
The mayor has submitted to the D.C. Council an initial batch of amendments to the District’s current Comprehensive Plan, which dates from 2006. They’re attracting intense public scrutiny, in part because the mayor has made no secret of her...
Mayor’s school funds fall far short of need The Current’s April 26 article on its interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser quotes her as saying: “I don’t want you to characterize it like the schools are being starved. They get a...
In response to Jay Thal’s June 26 letter “Chevy Chase center should serve seniors,” I often wonder why there is no senior citizen center in Ward 3. I have older family members living throughout the District, and all of...
If the excessive costs and the faux outrage expressed by D.C. Council members in response to the modernization at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts weren’t bad enough , the revelation that the school repair budget has exploded...

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