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City Desk readers solve the problems of District folk

The problem of the day is pinched from a woman named Laura who posted her canine struggle on the First District listserv. The crisis doesn’t compare with violent crime or auto theft, she writes, but “at what point does a barking dog legally become a nuisance?”

Laura says a small dog left in a yard in her neighborhood howls day and night, driving neighbors out of their heads.

“I’m wondering what my neighbors and I can do to keep what’s left of our sanity,” Laura writes. A good question. Any solutions for Laura?