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Metro: No Silver Bullet

August can be a quiet time for the District Council. No hearings or votes are scheduled until we reconvene in mid-September. But I still...

Enough Already With Sidewalk Widening

Some dogs won’t hunt, even after months or years of wanting them to. Georgetown is experiencing just such a dilemma. A good sounding project is...

A Rally and a Parade, Deflated

Usually, when the District of Columbia is referenced in the national media, it comes from television reporters planted on the White House lawn or...

A Fund for Community Newspapers?

It’s the dog days of summer and — while we’d love to be able to relax a bit and go rollin’ on the river...

Yes, Reading Is Fundamental

With this issue focusing on books and reading, The Georgetowner asked non-profit RIF to explain its mission and work. Twenty-five million children in the United...

Rising Homeless Presence Requires New Focus

With the warm weather, the tents of presumably homeless people are increasingly visible along the river walkways, in the new bikeways and under the...

Ready to Grade K St. Bike Lanes?

The Georgetowner asked readers to submit comments about the new bike-lane configuration on K and Water Streets. The newly installed lanes — not yet...

Council Should Void Initiative 77 Vote

Initiative 77 — the “One Fair Wage DC” proposal that would require restaurants and bars to pay all their employees, including those who get...

5 Killed at Annapolis Newspaper: Hitting Home

This one hurts. This one really hurts. We have almost — almost but not quite — become inured to the instances of mass shootings in...

Thank You, Ted. Thank You, Abe.

In the midst of a news cycle that won’t let up, the extraordinary pleasures connected with the triumph of the Washington Capitals remain strong. So...