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The Wild West of Unregulated Cannabis Retailers

Step past the Dick Tracy caricature on the sign advertising Street Lawyer Services and into the business at 409 H St. NE and you...

Trashed: The Challenges of Apartment Recycling

Under her Zero Waste Initiative, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has publicly committed to diverting 80 percent of the District’s waste from incinerators and landfills...

Are Curbside Recyclables Actually Recycled?

Before dawn, the concrete tipping floor at Fort Totten Transfer Station in Northeast DC is quiet, and mostly cleared. It is basically an empty...

Recycling: From Blue Bins to Uncertainty

“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ So, when we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” ― Annie Leonard, Executive Director Greenpeace USA  Melinda, a...

Pandemic May Change DC Criminal Justice

When the DC Superior Court resumed jury trials in April, such proceedings had not taken place for around a year. In that time, the...

Defendants Stranded in Jail By Pandemic

When Tom was released by the DC Superior Court from DC Jail in December 2020, the twenty-seven-year-old man had been held for over seven...

Federal Control Complicates DC Justice

In 2019, DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson (D), Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) urged the US Senate...