D.C.'s 311 system will soon consolidate requests for information and repairs. And its 911 system is now geolocating emergency calls from cell phones.
Takoma Park has joined the legions of jurisdictions around the country that are weighing what to do with memorials to the Confederacy. But in a twist, officials have asked residents whether or not to rename Lee Avenue and other streets that honor Confederate generals, as well as those that commemorate Union figures like William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant. Some feel the move honors Takoma Park’s values, but there are concerns about the bureaucratic nightmare of changing addresses, deeds, and more.
- Kate Stewart Mayor of Takoma Park
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The lore of the Civil War has transfixed professional and amateur historians for decades. But interest in history can sometimes cross a line. Can Washingtonians engage with the region's Confederate history without glorifying past ills?
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