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...
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...
In a disappointing decision, a U.S. District Court judge recently ruled against the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought on behalf of the District of Columbia’s public charter schools. My organization, which represents D.C. charters, reluctantly joined with the Eagle...
When assessing recycled rubber infill for synthetic turf fields, it is critical to understand that potential health effects from any chemicals in the rubber have been studied extensively . The best available science indicates that there is no reason...
People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...
Having spent virtually all of my adult life chided by family and friends for my slow driving, it is no surprise that in nearly 30 years behind the wheel I had only been cited once for speeding. However, over the...
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...
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...
Want to insult older adults? Definitely disparage “adult day care centers.” Earlier this month, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., tweeted: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center.” His intended target may have been President Donald...
Within a deeply partisan environment, Washington D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) showed that it is possible to reach across the aisle to tackle an issue that affects us all: climate change. On March 7, Norton announced that she was...

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