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All Opinions Are Local: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Mayor Fenty MIA on Vouchers

By Marc Thiessen Eight days after President Obama took the oath of office, another less noted inauguration took place in our nation's capitol -- when Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty swore in Ronald Holassie as deputy youth mayor for legislative affairs....

By Marisa Katz  |  March 5, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fenty , schools , vouchers  
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D.C. Voting Rights and the Poison Pill

The nation's capital is close to getting a much sought-after voting rights bill. But "close," as the saying goes, counts only in horseshoe games, and in throwing hand grenades. While the Voting Rights Act of 2009 nears enactment, the...

By Marisa Katz  |  March 3, 2009; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  DC Vote  
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Sorry, But I Don't Feel Sorry for Metro

Six years ago, I wrote a column for the Close to Home page on a then-new scheme to get more people to ride Metrorail. Now, with ridership up — thanks not to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority but rather...

By Gina Acosta  |  March 3, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Metro  
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