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...
It’s sometimes easy for a police department or politician to distort crime statistics to illustrate a desired point. Perhaps a carefully chosen time period can indicate a misleading trend. Maybe focusing on a certain type of offense can distract...
It’s not unusual to hear gripes about mail delivered late or to the wrong address — issues that are an annoyance when they arise, but not necessarily an indication of chronic failings. In recent weeks, however, the U.S. Postal Service...
The elections in Virginia. The re-emerging #MeToo movement. Oh, and those little marches here and around the country that surprised the nation in their intensity last January. There has been a lot of pain to get to this point, but most anyone...
A high school diploma is an invaluable achievement for a student coming from a struggling background. It’s official documentation that the graduate has met established standards, both by succeeding academically and by committing to an education with reliable school...
Almost four years have passed since the District’s Tax Revision Commission came out with a proposal that suggested relief for both businesses and moderate-income residents. The D.C. Council adopted many of the proposals, with a staggered schedule for implementation. Now,...
In theory, D.C. taxpayers provide the funding necessary to stock a public school classroom with paper, pencils, books and other educational materials and supplies for students. But gaps do present themselves — frequently leaving teachers with undesirable options. As professionals,...
Summer’s many ferocious storms — with rainwater overrunning streets and rushing into drains — may have faded from memory, but stormwater is drawing attention in D.C. even as fall turns into winter. Starting in October, NBC4 ran several stories...
Wilson High is the District’s largest high school and one of its best-performing. Yet this year’s budget threatened to undercut Wilson by starving it of adequate staffing — despite a D.C. Council allocation intended to stave off exactly that...
To us, the latest congressional wrangling over the D.C. budget demonstrates once again why the District ought to be a state. Unlike other U.S. citizens, residents here pay federal income taxes yet cannot elect voting members of Congress. Moreover,...

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