How could D.C. officials be so “un-regional” that they won’t support a regional tax to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s deferred Metrorail capital needs? Indeed, an Aug. 27 editorial in The Washington Post labels our position a “death...
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...
Family leave needs level playing field My business cheered when the D.C. Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Act in December by a strong majority after more than a year of deliberation. We are dismayed the mayor and some council...
By Channing Wickham and Walter Smith As 2018 begins, it is a good time to reflect on the progress toward making the District a safe, inclusive place for people to live and work, and look ahead to our next steps....
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...
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...
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...
The Current’s Nov. 1 issue included an article about a proposal to build a new bypass for the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to “restore the Kennedy Center waterfront for public use.” “Restore” implies that the proposal would recover a...
D.C. Council Bill B22-0153, “The Hardy School Disposition and Lease Agreement Act of 2017,” is a naked attempt by the mayor and D.C. Council to bestow a public asset (the old Hardy School at 4470 Q St. NW) upon...
Getting “high” is easy here in D.C.’s Northwest. All it takes is a casual stroll to the District’s official highpoint – its highest point of natural elevation – located in Fort Reno Park, a few blocks from the Tenleytown shops...

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