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All Opinions Are Local: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Food for Thought at Tastee Diner

Tastee Diner released this grainy surveillance video after a recent controversy involving two lesbians, who were reportedly asked by a manager to leave the restaurant for expressing affection. The couple, Aiyi-nah Ford and Torian Brown, said they were simply...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 21, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Tags: discrimination, lgbt, silver spring, tastee diner  
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Boxed In by Fairfax Schools' 'Race Survey Form'

By Brad Johnson McLean This week, I received a letter (actually, my “parents and guardians” received it, but I’m old enough to speak for myself) from Fairfax School Superintendent Jack D. Dale informing me that I must fill out an...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 20, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Stopping Metrorail Suicides

By Donald E. White Falls Church On Aug. 12, for the fifth time since June, someone was struck and killed apparently after intentionally stepping in front of a moving Metro train. Many people might agree with the Orange Line passenger...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 19, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Ribbon-Cutting for a Health-Care Redundancy

By M. Stephen Mandell Jr. Bowling Green On July 27, first lady Michelle Obama cut a ribbon to herald the opening of a community health clinic in rural Bowling Green, Va., about 40 miles north of Richmond. Her appearance was...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 18, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Two Tests in One

By Joyce Nalepka Silver Spring Regarding the Aug. 5 front-page story “D.C. to Offer STD Tests in Every High School”: I strongly urge that, while they test for sexually transmitted diseases, the D.C. school system and school board invest in...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 17, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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