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All Opinions Are Local: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

When it rains, storm stories flow

By Christine C. Lawrence, Bethesda Regarding the Aug. 13 Metro article “Back-to-back blows smack region around”: At 7:15 a.m. Thursday, I was standing in line with my family and friends visiting from Seattle, waiting to be checked in for a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 13, 2010; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Maryland , Prince George's County , Prince William County , Tysons Corner , Virginia , environment , weather  
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Where is Virginia's business aid going?

Virginia is giving companies money to create jobs in-state. But it's hard to determine whether those goals are being met.

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  |  August 12, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local Bloggers Network , Local blog network , Va. Politics , Virginia , economy  
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The billboards that won't go away

Nobody hates to see empty storefronts in Georgetown more than GM. They represent the loss of an establishment and the longer they stay empty, the more they depress the appearance of the block. But are they worse than billboards?...

By Topher Mathews  |  August 12, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network  
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Should urbanists be nervous about Vince Gray?

This one is easy. On Smart Growth, Gray is on the right side. Sorry, antis. It's true that many who oppose a growing city and think that a three-story townhouse is a skyscraper supported Vince Gray early, figuring he...

By David Alpert  |  August 12, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , D.C. politics , HotTopic , Local blog network , development , housing  
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Immigration opinion was a matter of duty

By Ken Cuccinelli, Richmond The writer is attorney general of Virginia. The Aug. 10 editorial “Mr. Cuccinelli chimes in” accused me of “grandstanding about immigration matters that require no clarification.” When a Virginia legislator asks for my office’s official opinion...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 12, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia , immigration , media  
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The youth brawl and Metro miseries

By Steven Preister, Washington Regarding the Aug. 9 front-page article on the brawl on the Metro last week [“Family’s night out ends in ‘pandemonium’”]: Seventy out-of-control youths are terrifying. But brawling, out-of-control youths are not new on Metro. If you...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 10, 2010; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  D.C. , D.C. politics , HotTopic , Metro , schools , traffic , transportation  
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Virginia officials weren't whining

Gov. Bob McDonnell, Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb and Reps. Randy Forbes and Glenn Nye all seem a bit like whiny children in my Local Blog Network colleague Peter Galuszka's take on their protest of military cuts yesterday....

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  |  August 10, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax County , HotTopic , Local Bloggers Network , Local blog network , Prince William County , Tysons Corner , Va. Politics , Virginia , economy  
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Virginia protests too much on defense cuts

The level of defense spending that has so greatly benefited Virginia cannot be sustained.

By Peter Galuszka  |  August 10, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fairfax County , HotTopic , Local Bloggers Network , Local blog network , Prince William County , Va. Politics , Virginia , development , economy , guns , military  
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Where's the full disclosure on the D.C. teacher firings?

By Randi Weingarten, Washington The writer is president of the American Federation of Teachers. In her Aug. 6 letter “How many teachers is D.C. firing?” D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee couldn’t have been less transparent. She didn’t come...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 9, 2010; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , D.C. politics , HotTopic , education , schools  
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A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is hailed nationwide for managing to turn a $1.8 billion budget deficit into a $220 million surplus just after taking office. But critics noted that McDonnell apparently used smoke and mirrors tricks to achieve his...

By Peter Galuszka  |  August 9, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local Bloggers Network , Local blog network , Va. Politics , Virginia , disability pay , economy , health care , public health  
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The time to tap D.C.'s fund balance

By Ed Lazere and Elissa Silverman Washington We at the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute agree with Post columnist Colbert I. King that the District’s fiscal health should be issue No. 1 in this election [op-ed, July 31]. But we quibble...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 8, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic  
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