All Things Current -- Jan. 20, 2016

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  • All Things Current: What you'll find in your Jan. 20, 2016, edition

    ALCOHOL LICENSING Glover Park's upcoming Rite Aid is seeking a license to sell beer, wine and spirits. (Georgetown


    DEVELOPMENT The District's rewritten zoning code won unanimous approval last week, with changes that include

    reduced parking minimums slated to go into effect in September. (all editions) A permit granting round-the-clock demolition of the former Washington Post headquarters is raising

    noise concerns among some downtown neighbors. (Northwest Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    EDUCATION An audit of the D.C. Public Schools athletics program concluded that its previous director was grossly

    negligent and mishandled funds. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current) TRANSPORTATION

    The D.C. Department of Transportation is working to improve five particularly dangerous intersections around the city, including Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW and 14th and U streets NW. (all editions)

    YEAR IN REVIEW What happened in Northwest's 2015, in rhyme. (all editions)

    OPINION (all editions) Editorial: We're supportive of a compromise proposal to allow new restaurants in Georgetown only

    under certain conditions, and we hope it's approved. Editorial: The D.C. Court of Appeals has thankfully thrown out a case against the $1 billion plan to

    bury unreliable power lines, paving the way for the District to see if this ambitious plan bears fruit. Sherwood: Walmart has reversed course on building a pair of long-sought Ward 7 stores, leaving local

    officials fuming.

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association basketball players are no longer at a disadvantage over their

    private-school counterparts, now that the league has implemented a 30-second shot clock this season.

    Gonzaga basketball edged out Paul VI basketball 73-69 in overtime on Monday.

    DISPATCHES (all editions) Hearst second-graders study version of Cinderella, Sidwell fifth-graders walk for water to raise

    money for African students, and other reports from local schools.

    ALSO IN THE CURRENT Crime report Advisory neighborhood commission reports and agendas Reports from local citizens associations Calendar of the week's events Classified ads and service directory

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