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...
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....
The Current would like to congratulate the Woman’s National Democratic Club for kicking off the evening of Feb. 8 with what will undoubtedly be a series of forums for City Council candidates. The moderator’s questions were predominantly about the candidates’...
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...
Almost four years have passed since the District’s Tax Revision Commission came out with a proposal that suggested relief for both businesses and moderate-income residents. The D.C. Council adopted many of the proposals, with a staggered schedule for implementation. Now,...
A high school diploma is an invaluable achievement for a student coming from a struggling background. It’s official documentation that the graduate has met established standards, both by succeeding academically and by committing to an education with reliable school...
Like most of his colleagues, Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie has heard many constituents complain about long-running issues involving the D.C. Department of Transportation: Roads and sidewalks that weren’t repaired, or that were repaired badly. Safety hazards...
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...
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...
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...

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