It's bad enough when a member of Congress tries to meddle in the District's local governance to advance an ideological agenda. Now, we face the prospect of an even more dispiriting form of congressional interference. This time, Congress would be...
Thefts from autos in DC have gotten so egregious that drivers absolutely cannot leave anything visible in their cars.  Not a phone charger.  Not a plastic bag.  Nothing.  Not even lint. Broken glass in parking lots and on the roadside...
By Lee Sturtevant, a long-time DC resident and writer from Cleveland Park. The annual New Year’s poem has been a tradition at the Northwest Current for more than 20 years. In it, we look back with smiles (and sometimes some...
To the editor: In response to the recent letter “Kudos to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for joining the Climate Solutions Caucus” on March 21, I would like to state that Washington, D.C. is poised to become a national leader on...
While many essential environmental protection initiatives have abstract global aims, others have a direct impact on daily life close to home. A new Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report has identified one such success story. Efforts to reduce pollution have...
Mayor’s school funds fall far short of need The Current’s April 26 article on its interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser quotes her as saying: “I don’t want you to characterize it like the schools are being starved. They get a...
The Current’s Dec. 6 article “Charter aims to consolidate at Kingsbury” is a press release for Latin American Montessori Bilingual, the besmirched public charter school, where two weeks ago a teacher was sentenced to eight years in prison after...
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...
We respond to the Nov. 8 letter regarding the Sunrise project proposed for 3920 Alton Place NW, the current location of Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church. The Nov. 8 letter by the church’s pastor compared the Sunrise proposal to the...
In his May 24 letter to the editor, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation director Keith Anderson says his agency “conducted an assessment of available District-owned land … and the conclusion remains that Hearst Park is the most suitable...

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