It’s all too easy for a struggling business to spiral downhill. Declining revenues force painful cost cuts that make the product less desirable, which further drives customers away — and the cycle continues. There’s reason for concern that the Washington...
It’s buried deep in a list of traffic-mitigation strategies for the National Zoo’s planned new parking garage: the idea of extending the DC Circulator from the Woodley Park Metro station up to the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance. We think this...
When a resident with disabilities uses MetroAccess to get around the city, the District government typically pays $53 to subsidize the rider’s cost, which is double the comparable Metro fare up to a $6.50 cap. According to a recent WAMU...
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...
Stevens School has a storied history of providing public education in the West End. But since 2008, the historic building at 1050 21st St. NW has sat vacant — prime real estate sought repeatedly by developers and educators alike....
Some troubling decisions by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation over the past year have endangered or eliminated locally popular services in favor of adhering to unnecessary citywide goals. While there have been some meaningful reversals in response...
Last month, American University elected its first black female Student Government president — junior Taylor Dumpson. Her victory received little attention at first; this outcome is hardly novel in 2017. But then came a ghastly response: Someone, not yet identified,...
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...
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...
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...

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