Author Archive for Josh Kramer

Sketch Book: The Streetcar’s First Day

Josh Kramer sketches the streetcar

Underground Economy

Here's what could be under Dupont Circle soon.

Hands Up on H Street NE

Demonstrators march down H Street NE to protest police militarization.

The Consequences of Smoking Pot in D.C. Depend on Where You’re Standing

Unless Congress objects, in July the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 will take effect in D.C. But to say that pot will be decriminalized in the District would be an oversimplification. While possession will be reduced to a $25 civil fine, you still won’t be able to walk around with a lit joint. [...]

Two Years Without Plastic Bags

Since Jan. 1, 2010, businesses in the District that sell food or alcohol have been required to charge 5 cents for each paper or plastic disposable bag. The Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009, or the "bag law," has been in effect for two years, but many D.C. shoppers don't like it [...]