Should workers who get most of their earnings from tips be entitled to the same minimum wage — directly from their employers, not withstanding any gratuities — as those who do not receive tips? With Initiative 77, District residents...
When Mayor Muriel Bowser put together her budget proposal this spring, she made the curious choice to limit investment in education — offering a 1.5 percent increase in per-pupil funds over last year, not enough to keep up with...
Mayor Bowser needs to pay teachers what they're due I was raised in a strong union household in Bergen County, N.J. Both my parents were teachers and members of the statewide union, the New Jersey Education Association, and both were...
Most small parks in the District are unfortunately under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which does not have the funding, or often even the interest, to maintain them properly. Many, as a result, are in terrible condition. Thankfully,...
By: MS Broudy Coffee shops aren’t just for coffee. They are places to hang out, hold meetings, and do work. As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in coffee shops. When you work in a coffee shop, you...
Wardman Tower was not simply modernized on the interior, as The Current reports . The magnificent floor plans and details have been obliterated. The 1928 building was designed by Mihran Mesrobian — Harry Wardman’s best architect and one of the...
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...
This is in response to Deborah Barry’s July 19 letter to the editor, “Superfresh project out of character.” The “not in my backyard” argument is as old as the hills we built our cities on. I fully respect that citizens...
We’re now a couple of winters removed from a heavy snowfall, making it easy to forget the lasting impact a major storm can have on the District. But with colder weather not far away, we were glad to see...
On Monday, the Chevy Chase community celebrated the installation of a bench and memorial plaque — culminating nearly two years of work to honor the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who lived nearby and could often be seen...

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