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...
As the University of the District of Columbia tries to boost both its status and its enrollment, officials identified a mediocre student experience as a key failing. To that end, the school identified two critical missing facilities: a student...
As residents and investors renovate swaths of the District’s housing stock — particularly in dense, high-demand neighborhoods — dumpsters regularly sit on the street awaiting construction debris. In response to community requests, the D.C. Department of Transportation has introduced new...
When many D.C. government agencies wish to make a change that affects the lives of District residents, there’s a clear process to follow. The community is notified of the proposal and given time to respond. Feedback is collected and...
Compared to its peers across the country, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides “more buses and more trains running more hours on more routes,” according to a report by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. We’d consider this...
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...
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...
About 150 years ago, likely just before the start of the U.S. Civil War, workers installed a 30-inch-wide cast-iron water main in Northwest Washington, underneath what is now MacArthur Boulevard. Earlier this month, workers were back at the site —...
The elections in Virginia. The re-emerging #MeToo movement. Oh, and those little marches here and around the country that surprised the nation in their intensity last January. There has been a lot of pain to get to this point, but most anyone...
It’s easy to set ambitious goals. Achieving them is another matter. That’s why we’re particularly impressed with the District’s recent designation as the world’s first Platinum-certified city under the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design standards. As a news release...

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