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All Opinions Are Local: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

Virginia's other snow routes

While it’s unrealistic to think that VDOT could also clear all sidewalks and trails within its right of way, it could avoid making matters worse for pedestrians and bicyclists.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 19, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County , HotTopic , transportation , weather  
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How Rockville Pike got the way it is

By Ken Hurdle Rockville The author of the March 12 letter “White Flint is too crowded already” had it backward. I’ve been involved from the beginning of the review of the White Flint Sector Plan on many levels: the Citizens...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 18, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Catholic Charities: An example for us all?

If opponents of same-sex marriage want to be taken seriously, they should emulate Catholic Charities and work toward denying these rights to all married people, not just the gay ones.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 18, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , same-sex marriage  
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The alcohol lobby comes first in Annapolis

I am a parent of two adults who have developmental disabilities and receive services in Maryland. But the programs have suffered cuts in these austere budget times. The proposed “alcohol tax” would provide some of the funds we need to support these individuals and their families.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 17, 2010; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland  
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One thing Metro could get right

I realize that Metro is having difficulty. But it would seem that it could at least enforce the rule against eating and drinking on trains and in stations.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 17, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  HotTopic , Metro  
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How can a jury get it so wrong?

The Fairfax County jury’s sentence of 15 years for second-degree murder was crushingly out of sync with the facts behind Evan D. Gargiulo’s killing of cabdriver Mazhar Nazir.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 16, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax County , HotTopic , crime  
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