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...
Whenever city officials discuss the progress of D.C. Public Schools, they’re bound to highlight the school system’s growing number of success stories — and to concede that many local schools are not up to par. This mix of stronger and...
As the saying goes, you can’t beat city hall. But it’s even harder to beat the U.S. Department of State. That’s the lesson that many Sheridan-Kalorama residents have learned from decades of dealing with blighted properties and other issues with...
Thefts from autos in DC have gotten so egregious that drivers absolutely cannot leave anything visible in their cars.  Not a phone charger.  Not a plastic bag.  Nothing.  Not even lint. Broken glass in parking lots and on the roadside...
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...
In 2015, Washington Post “Wonkblog” reporter Roberto Ferdman tried out the award-winning Wegmans supermarket. He looked carefully for downsides, but had few nits to pick. His article was ultimately titled “Why Wegmans really is the best supermarket in the...
Seven years ago, barely half the high school students receiving a public education in the District were graduating within four years. According to data released last week from the 2016-17 school year, those numbers have steadily improved to nearly...
The District benefits from its ample acreage of public parkland, and trails through that space are an invaluable amenity for residents and visitors. They are a source of recreation away from the bustle of city life, and they can...
The District has a laudable goal of diverting 80 percent of waste citywide away from landfills or waste-to-energy incinerators. That’s a far cry from today’s patterns, in which barely 20 percent of residential waste is recycled, and other users...
Countless prosperous societies have been built on a foundation of oppression, with some classes of people forced to suffer for the betterment of others. And even long after conditions improve, the unjustly extracted benefits often remain in place. It’s certainly...

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