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All Opinions Are Local: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

What Will Make a Better Adams Morgan

By Kristen Barden and Pat Patrick Washington Adams Morgan, like any other diverse and active commercial sector in a major city, isn’t immune to violence. But two recent opinion pieces that address the issue of crime in Adams Morgan missed...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 25, 2009; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Adams Morgan , crime  
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Lessons for Health-Care Reform

By Ken Ulman and Peter Beilenson Ellicott City In January we launched the Healthy Howard Health Plan, the health and wellness plan we developed for the uninsured. We have learned several lessons that we feel can inform the national debate...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 25, 2009; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  public health  
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The Virginia Governor's Race

The Post asked politicians, pundits and others to take stock of the Virginia gubernatorial race. GARRETT EPPS University of Baltimore law professor, author of “The Shad Treatment,” a fictionalized account of a Virginia governor’s race. He has donated a small...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 25, 2009; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Va. Politics , economy , environment  
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In Defense of Centro Familia

By Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz Chevy Chase As a board member of the Centro Familia nonprofit for 10 years and the board’s chair from 2006 to 2008, I wish to vouch for the integrity of the leadership of the...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 24, 2009; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Montgomery County , day care  
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A Metro Crash Revelation: Progress on Preparedness

By Daniel J. Kaniewski Washington There was one good piece of news to emerge from Monday’s horrific Metro crash on the Red Line: The response to the tragedy demonstrated that an increased focus on local and regional preparedness after the...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 24, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Metro , public health  
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An Opportunity That Works for D.C. Schoolchildren

By Joe Lieberman Education Secretary Arne Duncan "will use only one test when deciding what ideas to support with your precious tax dollars: It's not whether an idea is liberal or conservative, but whether it works." So said President Obama...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  June 22, 2009; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Protecting Animals in Prince George's

By Rodney Taylor Forestville Regarding "Animal Shelter Chief Quits, Citing Clash with County": First, our team of dedicated staff members and volunteers at the Prince George's County Animal Services Facility is committed to the care and welfare of all animals...

By Marisa Katz  |  June 21, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County , pets  
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Lights Out in Montgomery

By Nikki Rouse Germantown There aren't enough adjectives to describe my indignation after reading that Montgomery County police officers can ticket drivers who flash their headlights to warn other motorists of speed enforcement zones. I applaud Mark Zaid -- who...

By Marisa Katz  |  June 21, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  police , traffic  
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Discipline That Schools Need

John McMahon Fredericksburg As a veteran teacher, I read with interest about the Prince George's County school system's attempts to reduce suspensions. The article made suspension sound like merely a punitive measure that does nothing but harm to the suspended...

By Marisa Katz  |  June 21, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  schools  
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Whose Broken Commitment to Va. Transportation?

By William J. Howell Stafford In a commentary last week, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine attempted to tag Republicans in the House of Delegates with sole responsibility for every failing of Virginia's transportation system. In his view, credit for all...

By Marisa Katz  |  June 21, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Va. Politics , transportation  
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