When the District’s traffic engineers redesign a road, evaluate a speed limit or otherwise review the operations of the city’s transportation network, they place great importance on information about crashes. Similarly, when residents advocate for or against a certain...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
In recent years, it’s become a familiar story whenever the District releases another year’s standardized test scores: Overall performance has seen a modest but steady improvement, but far too many students perform poorly and a substantial achievement gap remains. Last...
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...
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...
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...
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...
To the long-standing dismay of many D.C. residents, Congress is empowered to establish laws affecting the District and to overturn local D.C. laws. All too frequently, it exercises this authority. At the same time, Washingtonians aren’t adequately represented 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 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...

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