In a city with a surging population and no room to expand its roads, it’s a given that we need a strong public transportation system. And in a neighborhood that lacks a Metro station, it’s also a given that...
While the majority of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget proposal focuses on major spending priorities such as education, public safety and affordable housing, a minor-seeming provision in the companion legislation has also attracted attention. Billed by the Bowser administration as...
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...
Last month, the District unveiled the long-awaited, much-scrutinized renovation of Burleith’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts — a $165 million project that cost more than twice the originally requested budget. “Let ’em talk about how much it cost,” Mayor...
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...
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...
Among the many perks to living in Northwest D.C. is this area’s access to a host of lively community activities. Like thousands of other area residents, we attended the 39th annual Adams Morgan Day celebration on the afternoon of Sept....
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...
To us, the latest congressional wrangling over the D.C. budget demonstrates once again why the District ought to be a state. Unlike other U.S. citizens, residents here pay federal income taxes yet cannot elect voting members of Congress. Moreover,...
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...

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