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...
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 the government does something to benefit a campaign donor, any explanation or justification — even a wholly logical one — comes under a cloud of suspicion. Accordingly, we’ve followed with concern the saga of Fort Myer Construction and its...
In recent years, we’ve heard a group of D.C. public charter schools and their advocates argue that the District wasn’t providing them their legally required funding. Essentially, they claim the city has skirted a law requiring equivalent per-pupil funding between...
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...
At one point amid the recent federal budget negotiations, pundits were placing the risk of a government shutdown at 50-50. Historically, such situations have been disruptive to many D.C. residents and tourists — but amid last week’s fears that...
As more and more residents favor online purchases and trendy new retail areas snap up many of the remaining customers, various Northwest commercial districts need an extra boost to stay competitive. Those range from established destinations like Georgetown to...
Located at the crossroads between daycare and education, preschools have proved challenging to pin down in terms of appropriate regulatory requirements. The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education decided late last year that all preschool staff need...
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...
Neighbors along a stretch of 49th Street NW in Wesley Heights were growing increasingly concerned. A culvert pipe under the roadway frequently backed up, causing floodwaters to build up behind it. The road was deteriorating, and the D.C. Department...

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