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All Opinions Are Local: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

Scary Scenes on the Billy Goat Trail

By Bruce Weissgold Annandale Regarding the Sept. 8 Metro article “Copter Aids Rescue of Bride-To-Be”: I was hiking on the Billy Goat Trail at the C&O Canal National Historical Park with my two daughters, ages 8 and 11, just a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 11, 2009; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The New Walter Reed: Less Than 'World Class'?

By Stephen Schimpff Columbia We Americans owe our servicemen and women, especially our wounded warriors, the very best in medical care. With the construction of a “new Walter Reed” in Bethesda, we have a unique opportunity to ensure that they...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 11, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Jaywalkers for a Good Cause?

By Martha Powers Fairfax Every year, I think this can’t really be happening. Volunteers at major intersections, strolling between cars at red lights, asking for donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Fill the Boot” campaign. Are we really allowing this?...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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My Health-Care Story: The Right Kind of Rationing

By Elizabeth Hofmeister Bethesda In 2007, my mother died at 85 of renal poisoning stemming from kidney failure. My brothers and I were told by her doctor that she was not a candidate for kidney dialysis. Was this health-care rationing?...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 8, 2009; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Family or Foster Care? A Death Shows the Stakes

Matthew Joseph Silver Spring The death of 3-year-old DeSean Tyrese Wade in Waldorf on Aug. 19, which has resulted in a charge of child abuse, has troubling implications for child welfare case practices in Charles and Prince George’s counties. My...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 6, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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