The Current’s June 28 article “Long in the works Klingle trail crosses the finish line” is tragically short on perspective. For over 150 years District of Columbia residents living on the east and west sides of Rock Creek used...
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...
Before developers unsheath their sledgehammers to raze 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW — a large, reasonably attractive, rather youthful structure — how about shaking a leg and rebuilding the American University Park site a mile or so away that once...
I cannot believe The Northwest Current’s June 28 front-page photo that showcases an instructor giving ukulele lessons to young students. Am I the only one who noticed she was scantily clad? What kind of message does that send? Adults...
By Karl A. Racine The new report from Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh regarding a politically connected city contractor and the District’s Department of General Services has again raised concerns among many District residents about the influence of...
The District’s millionaires are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that the D.C. Council just gave them a special tax break? In this year’s budget, members voted to keep an inheritance tax cut that will raise...
In response to The Current’s June 28 editorial “Burdensome preschool regulations merit further review,” the Office of the State Superintendent of Education would like to clarify the process by which the regulations were developed and the impact of a...
By Chuck Thies Most District residents were not tuned in to D.C. Council TV on June 14, but if they had been, they would have witnessed a rare act of courage from a local lawmaker. The setting was a hearing to...
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...
While people debate the pros and cons of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, let me suggest one substantial negative — what I call the “swarm.” Unlike traditional taxis, which rely on dispatchers, cab stands and on-street hailing, these...

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