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All Opinions Are Local: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

Virginia's Unbuilt Road to Progress

By Tim Kaine Richmond When I ran for governor, I told Virginians that I wanted to find transportation solutions -- more road, rail and public transit options and better linkages between land use and transportation planning. In my last months...

By Gina Acosta  |  June 12, 2009; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Va. Politics , transportation  
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We're Stronger for the Voting Rights Battle

By Vincent C. Gray And Ilir Zherka Washington Through our combined decades spent fighting for civil rights and social justice, we have never seen a more resilient group of people than supporters of congressional voting rights for the nation’s capital....

By Gina Acosta  |  June 12, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC Vote  
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A Too-Blunt Instrument for Fighting D.C. Crime

By Benjamin Todd Jealous and Lorraine C. Miller Washington When Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council member Jack Evans look across the D.C. neighborhoods where thousands of young residents are struggling to find jobs, get good educations, and grow...

By Gina Acosta  |  June 12, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  crime  
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Thoughts on the Holocaust Museum

By Andrew Hiller Silver Spring The first time I entered the U.S. Holocaust Museum, I remember losing it ..... all because of a pile of shoes. The stories didn’t get to me. The pictures didn’t get to me. I was...

By Gina Acosta  |  June 11, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  crime  
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Geese Crossing

By Lynda Van Kuren Fairfax As I was driving home today, I was stopped by a red light on Nutley Street, next to the Vienna Metro station. My gaze was drawn to a family of geese crossing the street: mommy...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 10, 2009; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  wildlife  
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Staying Safe in the Pool

By H. Briggs Bedigian Owings Mills, Md. After Memorial Day, many Washington area parents breathe a sigh of relief as pools are open and their children have a safe place to spend a summer day. Or at least that is...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  June 8, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  recreation  
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