click on the image to see more photos from this story   LAKE STATION, Ind. — This hard-luck town just south of Chicago is weighing a decision confronting many small and midsize cities with shrinking populations and chronic budget deficits: whether to sell the public water system to a for-profit corporation. From the Washington Post:–and-come-to-regret-it/2017/07/07/6ec5b8d6-4bc6-11e7-bc1b-fddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.4ca1cfbba128

Heather Schoell

  Heather Schoell came to DC 18 years ago, and in 2000, she and her husband Eric bought a house on Capitol Hill where they still live with two children, a cat, and a dog. She likes books, music, photography, and Project Runway. Heather advocates for the success of public schools, writes for the Hill… Read More


There are many benefits to riding a bike for transportation. There are the obvious things that I won’t mention. So here’s something not as obvious: You can hear people talking. I’m traveling at my usual s-l-o-w pace and I see a guy walking on the sidewalk. He looks at me and I look at him… Read More