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All Opinions Are Local: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Scaremongering over bid to repeal D.C.'s gun laws

By Chris Rories Burke It is ridiculous and dishonest to suggest that loosening gun laws in the District would create some sort of terrorism threat [“Homeland insecurity,” editorial, May 19]. The District’s draconian gun laws have never kept guns out...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 21, 2010; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , guns  
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Georgetown's 10-year town-gown ritual

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK It's that time of the decade again: Georgetown University is about to submit its newest 10-year plan to the D.C. Zoning Commission. This has become almost a ritual in Georgetown as the university presents plans, the neighbors...

By Topher Mathews  |  May 21, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , Georgetown , HotTopic , Local blog network  
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Rapper's insensitivity hits LGBT community and music scene

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK The Washington Blade reports on a potentially very ugly turn of events for rising homegrown rap star Wale. It seems the musician was originally slated to perform at this year's Black Pride festival, part of the annual...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 21, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network  
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More bike sharing should foster more bike stations

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK A new bike-sharing system based on Montreal's Bixi will have 1,100 bikes spanning 100 stations in the District and 14 in Arlington, replacing D.C.'s existing SmartBike system, leaders announced this morning, The change has been widely rumored...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 21, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington , D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network , transportation  
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Demystifying Virginia college admissions

By Megan McLaughlin Fairfax As a former Georgetown University admissions officer, I can sympathize with Andy Pettis’s frustration regarding “Mysteries of admissions at Virginia’s public colleges” [Local Opinions, May 16]. Many unique factors, beyond academic and extracurricular achievements, influence the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 20, 2010; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , Virginia  
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Stop the stapling at the Transportation Planning Board

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK On Wednesday, the regional Transportation Planning Board heard a presentation on how the region needs to grow more sustainably to avoid out-of-control greenhouse gas emissions, then voted to add projects to the long-range plan that will significantly...

By David Alpert  |  May 20, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local blog network , traffic , transportation  
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Demand is there for passenger rail

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK A half-century ago, Washington's Union Station was a bustling hive of activity with trains in cheerful livery from purple to green to citrus to blue and gray whisking passengers hither and yon. Now there's evidence of pent-up...

By Peter Galuszka  |  May 20, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network , Maryland , Prince William County , Virginia , development , economy , energy , environment , traffic , transportation  
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Less trash would be the real treasure

By Tim Stevens Falls Church The May 15 Metro article “D.C.’s trash becomes Fairfax facility’s treasure” suggested a marriage of convenience between those who produce trash and those who need it to feed incinerators. But it overlooked some serious environmental...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 19, 2010; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia , environment  
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Hospital mistakenly listed among anti-soda tax groups

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK As the D.C. budget season heads toward its frenzied conclusion this month, here's a bit of free advice to all those trade associations and advocacy campaigns currently swirling around the John A. Wilson Building: When you start...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 19, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network  
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Loudoun blindly pushing senseless road widenings

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Loudoun County is pushing a plan to widen huge numbers of roads across the county, but residents are fighting back. The plan is something right out of Robert Moses' 1950s designs: Draw bigger and wider roads everywhere,...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 19, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , transportation  
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An African American cultural district for Baltimore?

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Baltimore has a population of more than 630,000, of which 64 percent are African American, according to the most recent U.S. Census estimate. With these figures in mind, does the city really need a concentrated African American...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 19, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore , HotTopic , Local blog network , Maryland  
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D.C. budget cuts will hurt Medicaid recipients

By K. Edward Shanbacker Bethesda The May 14 Metro story “D.C. jumps at health care savings” only told part of the story about how the D.C. government plans to save money. While no one can argue with the savings the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 18, 2010; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , health care  
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Virginia workers DID get bonuses last year

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Good news out of Richmond for Virginia state workers: There might, just might, be enough surplus money in the budget to give them 3 percent bonuses. News stories are brimming over with hope because the legislature hasn't...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  |  May 18, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Local blog network , economy  
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Massey Energy's in-your-face style

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK The four-star Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond is a symbol of the state capital's Old South gentility. On Tueday morning, however, it became an armed camp. Taking station inside were dozens of hotel security and police officers,...

By Peter Galuszka  |  May 18, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia , economy , energy , environment , media , wildlife  
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Portrait of a government worker

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK If you work for the government, you either drive a Bentley and spend your weekends in the Hamptons–or you work a weekend job just to scrap together enough pennies to make your rent payment, depending on whether...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 18, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , Local blog network , economy  
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Growth does NOT cause congestion

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Last week, Anthony Mauger wrote that "it should be obvious that our horrendous and worsening traffic congestion is a consequence of growth." Apologies to Mr. Mauger, but obvious or not, that claim is wrong wrong wrong. Congestion...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 18, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , development , traffic  
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Do you like D.C.?

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Washington is a transient city, with a bad reputation. Everybody is from somewhere else, and thinks their hometown is better. Politicians run entire campaigns on how they're not creatures of the Beltway. Nobody really likes D.C. Or...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 17, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network  
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NextBus accuracy slips, "ghost buses" explained

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK WMATA released NextBus accuracy statistics last week, and frequent users will not be surprised to find out that accuracy is not where it could be. NextBus has predictions for only 78 percent of buses, far below the...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 17, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network , transportation  
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A slimmer senior discount on Metro

Metro's senior citizen discounts should be effective only during non-rush hours.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 17, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Metro , transportation  | Tags: Generations and Age Groups, Rush hour, Senior citizen, Seniors  
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