DC Water is launching a massive project to help clean it up the sewage overflows into area waterways, but commentator Carol O'Cleireacain, the author of a new Brookings Institution report about the issue, says costs should be shared regionally.
Conversations about education these days often focus on test scores -- in math and reading in particular. But Commentator Eddie Mandhry says students in D.C. need more engagement with international affairs.
Judith Sandalow says that as the D.C. Council evaluates the performance of the city's Department of Mental Healthit's, it's time to focus on giving at-risk children the mental health services they need.
Unemployment rates in D.C. continue to be well above the national average. While the District government has taken strides to address this problem, they have so far been hampered by incomplete data, according to commentator Marina Streznewksi.
How much can a small state like Maryland do to make a difference in climate change? Commentator Mike Tidwell says state lawmakers need to take action on legislation that minimizes the environmental impact of energy consumption.
To address D.C.'s miserable unemployment rate, Brookings Institution fellow Martha Ross says the District needs to embrace a concrete decade-long goal to get its young people on track for full-time work.
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