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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Introducing the Local Blog Network

By editors

This week marks the start of an experiment with new content on All Opinions Are Local. A group of independent bloggers from around the region have agreed to come together in this space to share their thoughts and insights on important local issues. Some of what they provide will be original to this blog, some of it will be excerpted from postings on their home sites, and all we know for certain is that how it fits together will evolve over time. We'll find out what works in the pursuit of our larger goal: enlivening this space as a forum for people outside The Post to discuss and debate questions of local interest.

To that end, the bloggers won't be the only voices you hear in All Opinions Are Local. We will continue to mix in commentary by readers, and we hope that some cross-pollination will occur -- readers talking back to bloggers, bloggers to readers. We encourage anyone who wants to take part in this conversation to make submissions and post their comments. And if you have ideas for this blog or feedback about how we're doing, send us a note.

The inaugural members of our Local Blog Network are: David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington, Kenny Burns of Maryland Politics Today, Paige Winfield Cunningham of Old Dominion Watchdog, Peter Galuszka of Bacon's Rebellion, Dan Malouff of BeyondDC, Christopher 'Topher' Mathews of The Georgetown Metropolitan and Sommer Mathis of DCist. Click on their names to learn a little more about them, and remember that what will appear here is just a sample of their work. If you like what you see, we strongly encourage you to spend some time getting to know their home sites, as well.

Michael Larabee
Letters and Local Opinions Editor

Sarah Lovenheim
Web Editor and Producer

By editors  | April 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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I like the idea of local content from area bloggers augmenting the great reporting of Post writers.

Personally I've never followed a blog. It's nice that the Post has vetted what to me is an overwhelming universe of information. I imagine you can't account for everything they write but I'll trust them more with your blessing. I read their bios. A couple seemed similar but look forward the new blog network.

Posted by: tsherbacow1 | April 20, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

This white girl is wondering, which of your bloggers speaks for Metro DC's (incl. VA and MD) huge Hispanic community?

Posted by: bravegirl01 | April 21, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised WaPo didn't ask anyone from the talented WeLoveDC crew to take part in this endeavor.

Posted by: bhrome | April 21, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

So...does this mean we can look forward to seeing "Fred Hiatt's Clown Show(tm)" replaced by a random selection of local political bloggers?


Posted by: antontuffnell | April 21, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

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