By Muriel Bowser When I took the oath of office as mayor, I pledged to build a D.C. that gives all Washingtonians a fair shot. I committed to making homelessness in D.C. rare, brief and nonrecurring. I said — and...
The D.C. Council has before it a bill to approve the “framework element” – introductory chapter – of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. In it, the District’s office of planning suggests the city’s population will rise to 1 million by 2045....
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...
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...
In his Sept. 20 Viewpoint, David Schwartzman favors raising D.C. income taxes so that “those profiting most from Metro pay their fair share.” He then refers specifically to “those with larger businesses and wealthy residents.” But they are not, as...
Libraries were once a sacred secular space of silence and reverence - a place where one automatically lowered one’s voice. As a direct heir to the enlightenment, the establishment of libraries was a testament to the self-evident integrity of mankind,...
Most of the proposed development projects in the city encounter a strong reaction against them - often with valid arguments both for and against that need to be weighed. It would seem the proposed joint development between Wisconsin Avenue Baptist...
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...
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...
I was saddened to read The Current’s July 12 article about possible mortal damage to venerable red oaks caused by the large apartment development at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW. These kinds of outcomes are all too common in a city...

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