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...
Amid nationwide and global criticism of President Donald Trump’s move to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, many U.S. cities and states have reaffirmed their support for the international agreement. On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order...
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Klingle Valley has drainage issues. In the stretch of parkland between Woodley Park and Mount Pleasant, Klingle Road NW famously closed in 1991 due to unrepaired water damage and then...
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...
When education advocates pointed out inadequate education funding in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget, we were resigned to the idea that planned tax cuts would need to be sacrificed to fund our schools. Although we support the idea 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,...
After more than two decades of headlines about hazardous contamination in Spring Valley, it’s easy to become numbed to the Army Corps of Engineers’ slow cleanup process. But a recent incident serves as a reminder that dangers still lurk...
The subway system’s ongoing woes, the city’s growing population and the region’s traffic gridlock all contribute to make a strong bus system more important than ever for the District. And that’s why we’re particularly encouraged by efforts to preserve...
Every day, thousands of D.C. residents and visitors hop on a distinctive red Capital Bikeshare bicycle. They travel to one of the 440 bike docks that are scattered around the District and many of its suburbs, rent a bicycle...
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...

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