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Non-D.C. Residents Must Pay Tuition

When the stunningly redesigned Duke Ellington School of the Arts at last reopened in August of 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser called it the “premier...

Vote No on Initiative 77

The Georgetowner has listened to the arguments on both sides of the tipped employee minimum wage issue and believes strongly that Initiative 77 should be defeated. 

ENDORSEMENTS: Bowser, Mendelson et al.

While it may be a primary election lacking any real drama or contention, The Georgetowner shall weigh on the Democratic primary to be held...

Vote No on Initiative 77

Voter beware! At first glance, Initiative 77 on the June 19 D.C. primary ballot seems like a “no-brainer” yes vote. After all, it aims to...

Voting at 16?

Ward 6 Council member Charles Allen recently introduced legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. If passed, District 16-year-olds could vote not...

Needed: A Spirit of Rotation

A quick look at the District’s Democratic primary lineup reveals some worrisome features of our more-or-less one-party state. Serious opponents are lacking for most...

A Buzz-Free Primary?

A District of Columbia primary election will take place June 19. But there’s been precious little buzz about likely winners, hot issues, challenges to...

Betsy McGregor Cooley, 1944-2018

In 2002, Cooley became executive director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, expanding the scope of the organization’s events and initiatives over a 14-year tenure.

Timely Notifications Can Prevent Panic

Last week, The Georgetowner received a panicked email. “The Georgetown Waterfront Park is under attack! A large drilling rig and truck have been installed in a...

Who’s Voting on June 19?

We’ve got news for you. There’s a District of Columbia primary election coming up June 19, which is only two months away, approximately. While campaign...