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

How Catholic Charities could live with gay marriage

By Nancy D. Polikoff Washington Catholic Charities is misleading the public about the impact of the D.C. bill authorizing same-sex marriage. It can maintain its city contracts while extending the most important benefits only to the different-sex spouses of its...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 11, 2009; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , same-sex marriage  
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19 pounds of gorgeous

By Andrea Meyerhoff Washington We went after hearing another story of animal cruelty. Any one of these is one too many. You can’t undo it; it’s wrong to forget. All we could do was provide some counterbalance. So my husband...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 11, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C.  
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Too many hands holding D.C.'s youth safety net

By Crighton Allen Lexington Does it really take a village to raise a child? Maybe. But after what I observed during a summer internship with the Public Defender Service in Washington, it’s clear to me that we could sometimes do...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 11, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic  
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As the slots vote goes, so goes Maryland

By John R. Leopold Annapolis As noted in John Wagner’s incisive and comprehensive coverage of the slots zoning legislation in Anne Arundel County [“Arundel council postpones vote on slots proposal,” Metro, Dec. 9], the entire state of Maryland has a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 11, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , slots  
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Farewell to the open road

By Franklyn W. Reinhold Fairfax I stood under the portico at my retirement home and watched as my beloveds prepared to leave. It was an unusually mild Halloween afternoon. The fall colors, which would have been blazing under a sunny...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 10, 2009; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia  
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A Va. tax provision you should know about

By Kim S. Uttenweiler Stephens City Regarding the Nov. 29 Metro article “Fairfax hungry for more revenue”: As the treasurer for a small town in the Shenandoah Valley, I know that local jurisdictions need to seek out additional sources of...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 10, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Virginia , taxes  
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Still waiting for all those 'Green shoots'

By Ronald Baker Springfield Washington area has for the most part weathered the slowdown in the U.S. economy. The unemployment rates in Virginia, Maryland and even the District are well below the rates in many states across the country. Of...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 9, 2009; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia , economy  
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Superachievers on board

By Patricia Haviland Oakton Like many Northern Virginia moms, I spend a lot of my day behind the wheel as the family chauffeur. Consequently, I do a lot of staring at the rear-ends of everyone else’s cars. I used to...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 8, 2009; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Marriage and natural law

By William Lloyd Stearman North Bethesda Getting lost in the debate over same-sex marriage in the District are the following highly relevant eternal verities: Throughout human existence and in all cultures, marriage has been between men and women for the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 8, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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Closed doors at the White House

By Beverly M. Klimkowsky Landover Apparently, following the proper channels is not an effective means of securing a White House visit. For the second year in a row, my colleagues and I tried to arrange a field trip for our...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 7, 2009; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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