Public schools in the District of Columbia begin the new year with a controversy still raging from the old. Proposals by At-Large D.C. Council member David Grosso to impose a ban on public school suspensions and expulsions for “minor offenses”...
D.C. residents, it’s worse than you thought. You thought it was only about the loss of federal deductions. But guess what? The D.C. government is a beneficiary of the new federal tax bill, too. How so? D.C. tax law allows...
On the evening of Dec. 5, I was walking on the north side of the 3700 block of Cathedral Avenue NW when I fell, hitting my forehead directly on the pavement. There had been rain that evening, and the...
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am concerned with an attempt to force current U.S. Postal Service retirees onto Medicare Part B after they previously declined this coverage. While hailed as...
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....
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...
Residents of Northwest Washington were very fortunate that Chris Kain was the managing editor of The Current Newspapers for the past 26 years. Mr. Kain understood the importance of neighborhood news and realized that to offer it, it was necessary...
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, communities across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. This year, a new D.C. community group – Residents for a Smoke Free McLean Gardens – used...
I'm a new D.C. resident, having recently moved from Brooklyn. First of all, I really enjoy reading The Current, as it has helped me orient myself geographically and psychologically in my new home. Second, it is hard to believe the...
Having spent virtually all of my adult life chided by family and friends for my slow driving, it is no surprise that in nearly 30 years behind the wheel I had only been cited once for speeding. However, over the...

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