Last month, the District unveiled the long-awaited, much-scrutinized renovation of Burleith’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts — a $165 million project that cost more than twice the originally requested budget. “Let ’em talk about how much it cost,” Mayor...
Every day, thousands of D.C. residents and visitors hop on a distinctive red Capital Bikeshare bicycle. They travel to one of the 440 bike docks that are scattered around the District and many of its suburbs, rent a bicycle...
No matter what the meteorologists or astronomers officially say, summer ends for most us with Labor Day. We know because football — high school, college and pro — is upon us. But warning signs are flashing. Are we seeing football’s...
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...
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the request by George Washington University Hospital to install a helipad. My primary concern is service redundancy. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has an existing helipad 3.5 miles from George Washington University....
My son, Zach Blumenfeld, organized a fundraiser for his Boy Scout troop to raise funds for animals in need of shelter due to Hurricane Harvey. This past Sunday, Troop 61 hosted a table at the Palisades Farmers Market and because...
This past Saturday, your Notebook biked a few minutes to Arena Stage for the theater’s Community Day. A long line of people — in good spirits despite the long line — was waiting to get into Arena Stage's costume sale....
In recent years, it’s become a familiar story whenever the District releases another year’s standardized test scores: Overall performance has seen a modest but steady improvement, but far too many students perform poorly and a substantial achievement gap remains. Last...
After more than two decades of headlines about hazardous contamination in Spring Valley, it’s easy to become numbed to the Army Corps of Engineers’ slow cleanup process. But a recent incident serves as a reminder that dangers still lurk...
The national news, it is exhausting. We cannot look away, nor should we, nor could we. Even if we tried, it would seep through our cellphones and conversations and computers. As we wrote last week, associating with or promoting Nazi ideology...

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