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All Opinions Are Local: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Slaughter of the Pit Bulls

By Tonya Miller Temple Hills Regarding the Aug. 17 Metro article, “Pr. George’s Ban on Pit Bulls Resists Tenacious Opposition”: I read the article with sadness, because I well know the indifference of the Prince George’s County Council regarding this...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 28, 2009; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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A Marriage Like Any Other

By Rich Madaleno Kensington In 2002, I became the first openly gay person elected to the Maryland General Assembly. It was important to me to be straightforward about who I was while not being pigeonholed as “the gay guy.” I...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 27, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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D.C. Before A/C: A Weather Story for the Ages

By John Lockwood Washington “Sizzle, Swelter, Scorch, Suffer.” — Front page, The Washington Post, Aug. 7, 1906 As a part-time writer, I spend a lot of time at Library of Congress, going through old magazines and newspapers, including The Post....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 26, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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My Health-Care Story: Just Don't Get Sick

By Frank Hoerster Woodbridge Your insurance is fine — until you get sick. In 2003, my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer at 53. My first experience with our health insurer was the rejection of a claim because her biopsy...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 25, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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My Health-Care Story: I'll Take the Public Option

By Elizabeth Keyes Silver Spring The White House’s apparent shift on a public option is devastating to someone like me. With my rheumatoid arthritis, I depend on medication to help me to walk, to pick up my child, to raise...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 25, 2009; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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My Health-Care Story: Well Served by the System

By Hannah Boyle Reston President Obama tells lots of frightening medical stories, but many people can testify to being well served by the system. In the 18 months our daughter battled cancer, my husband and I never had to call...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 24, 2009; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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My Health-Care Story: Refuse a Test, Pay a Price

By S. Ann Robinson Leesburg Here’s a true story that illustrates one way insurers limit choices and drive up costs. Getting ready for bed one night, I experienced shortness of breath. Remembering an allergic reaction that began that way a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 24, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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