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...
In the District, some 500 preschools attempt to serve our estimated population of 43,000 children under the age of 5. These facilities play a number of important roles. They help prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, teaching them how...
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...
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,...
While the majority of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget proposal focuses on major spending priorities such as education, public safety and affordable housing, a minor-seeming provision in the companion legislation has also attracted attention. Billed by the Bowser administration as...
In what’s often the height of the District’s muggy summer heat, our outdoor public pools have already begun to shut down for the year. The staggered closures began over the weekend and will continue through early September, with every...
As the District’s 2018 elections approach — likely bringing tough contests for the mayoralty and other top city offices — we may once again see allegations that officials are too beholden to their big campaign donors. Despite repeated efforts...
As the University of the District of Columbia tries to boost both its status and its enrollment, officials identified a mediocre student experience as a key failing. To that end, the school identified two critical missing facilities: a student...
Less than five years ago, The Current wrote that Van Ness was “the least-loved stretch of Connecticut Avenue.” We were covering a walking tour of the neighborhood led by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which was using the Ward...
The Current would like to congratulate the Woman’s National Democratic Club for kicking off the evening of Feb. 8 with what will undoubtedly be a series of forums for City Council candidates. The moderator’s questions were predominantly about the candidates’...

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