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All Opinions Are Local: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Metrorail cuts: the downside

Metro service cuts and fare increases will affect the practicality and affordability of urban and suburban living in our area.

By Vince Rinehart  |  April 2, 2010; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Metro , transportation  
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The D.C. bag tax in action

Fewer plastic bags being used plus more revenue for the city is a win-win.

By Vince Rinehart  |  April 2, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , environment , taxes , wildlife  
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Gay Virginians can vote with their feet

A troubling legal landscape for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians is good reason for them to move.

By Vince Rinehart  |  April 2, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia , same-sex marriage  
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An HIV/AIDS wake-up call for the District

The good news from the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration’s surveillance and testing efforts [“AIDS in the District,” editorial, March.30] showed the importance of getting tested. Another recent study found that 14 percent of gay and bisexual men in the District were HIV positive [Metro, March 26].

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 1, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic  
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'Coddling drunk drivers'? Not quite

The Post's editorial implied that ignition interlocks, which require drivers to blow into a mouthpiece that analyzes blood alcohol level, are good for all people found guilty of drunken driving. The Post appears to be unaware of large problems with the proposed legislation.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 31, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , crime  
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MoCo development theory ... and practice

While the plans for the Life Sciences Center are long term, no one should assume that the public will be protected because the planning is staged.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 30, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , Montgomery County , development  
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Misdirected development in Montgomery

The March 28 editorial “Science and the suburban future" observed that “there is a certain theoretical aspect to the pitched debate in Montgomery County over plans for a Life Sciences Center.” That’s a classic mechanism for undermining opposition: Don’t worry, these plans are far in the future; these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 30, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Montgomery County , development  
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The real drag on Montgomery's budget

No one from Mr. Leggett on down has seriously addressed the No. 1 budget problem: an ever-increasing population of illegal immigrants that is rapidly depleting our tax dollars and services.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 29, 2010; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , Montgomery County  
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Spread out, Uncle Sam

A strong case continues to be made to decentralize our government offices. A snow emergency is one thing, but the transportation infrastructure cannot even handle the normal day-to-day demand, not to mention an emergency evacuation.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Metro , transportation  
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