All Things Current -- Jan. 20, 2016

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The news, features and other content found in the Jan. 20, 2016, edition of The Current Newspapers, which is distributed to homes and businesses in Northwest Washington, D.C. Email currentnewspapers@gmail.com to subscribe to the newsletter; contact newsdesk@currentnewspapers.com for other inquiries.

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<ul><li><p> All Things Current: What you'll find in your Jan. 20, 2016, edition</p><p>ALCOHOL LICENSING Glover Park's upcoming Rite Aid is seeking a license to sell beer, wine and spirits. (Georgetown </p><p>Current) </p><p>DEVELOPMENT The District's rewritten zoning code won unanimous approval last week, with changes that include </p><p>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 </p><p>noise concerns among some downtown neighbors. (Northwest Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current) </p><p>EDUCATION An audit of the D.C. Public Schools athletics program concluded that its previous director was grossly</p><p>negligent and mishandled funds. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current) TRANSPORTATION</p><p> 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) </p><p>YEAR IN REVIEW What happened in Northwest's 2015, in rhyme. (all editions) </p><p>OPINION (all editions) Editorial: We're supportive of a compromise proposal to allow new restaurants in Georgetown only </p><p>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 </p><p>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</p><p>officials fuming. </p><p>SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association basketball players are no longer at a disadvantage over their </p><p>private-school counterparts, now that the league has implemented a 30-second shot clock this season. </p><p> Gonzaga basketball edged out Paul VI basketball 73-69 in overtime on Monday. </p><p>DISPATCHES (all editions) Hearst second-graders study version of Cinderella, Sidwell fifth-graders walk for water to raise </p><p>money for African students, and other reports from local schools. </p><p>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</p><p>Email us to receive this newsletter every Wednesday. </p><p>The Current comes out in print every Wednesday and is posted online on Thursdays at </p></li><li><p>currentnewspapers.com/archive.php and issuu.com/currentnewspapers. To reach The Current with a news tip,correction, advertising inquiry, or other question or comment, email newsdesk@currentnewspapers.com or call 202-244-7223. </p><p>The Current Newspapers5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 102Mailing address:Post Office Box 40400Washington, D.C. 20016-0400Copyright 2016, The Current Newspapers, all rights reserved</p></li></ul>