Save the Date: Southwest Transportation Forum

On Monday, Jan. 28, SWNA and ANC6D will co-host the next forum on Southwest transportation issues and the impact on residents and visitors alike. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Arena Stage. Representatives from various DC government agencies who work in the sphere of transportation and safety have been invited to participate. Although […]

Flood Risk Assessed for Southwest

Location of the D.C. levee system and leveed area; Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The District of Columbia Levee System, also referred to as the Potomac Park Levee System, was constructed near the National Mall by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 1930s to reduce Potomac River flooding to Southwest D.C., […]

Amidon-Bowen Scholars Advocate to D.C. Council-Four “Petite Powerhouses” Push for Science & Technology Funding

Amidon-Bowen students Za’Mari Wilson, Ameya Johnson, Taniya Washington and Zy’Ree Maddox-Mills in the hearing room of the John A. Wilson Building; Photo: Grace Hu On Monday, Oct. 15, four Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students testified before the D.C. Council Committee on Education as part of a hearing on issues facing D.C. youth. At 4 p.m., the […]

Op-Ed: Looking Ahead—School Report Cards

Across Ward 6, the back-to-school excitement has started to fade into the background as fall approaches. Students have settled into their routines, fall sports and music programs have begun, and students are engaged in their classes. In the coming weeks, we’ll be celebrating Halloween at the Duck Pond and at Fall Festivals across the Ward. […]

Get to Know Your ANC Candidates

On Nov. 6, DC residents will have the opportunity to vote for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners on the general election ballot. “The Southwester” reached out to every ANC candidate in ANC6D, and invited them to submit a brief statement about their candidacy. The statements of the responsive candidates are below. “Southwester” staff made no edits to […]

June 19 Primary—Nominating the Status Quo

DC residents went to the polls for the June Democratic Primary, voicing their support for the path that the District is currently on by overwhelmingly nominating the incumbents for the November General Election. In Ward 6, Councilmember Charles Allen also won the nomination on June 19. City-wide race winners include: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who […]