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All Opinions Are Local: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

What a good tour guide knows

By Jim Heegeman Arlington Regarding the Sept. 19 Local Opinions commentary “D.C.’s strange crackdown on ‘describing without a license’ ”: Many people who live in or near Washington act informally as tour guides when friends and families come to visit....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 24, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, crime  
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Running into a hook-up space behind a D.C. school

By Katie Manning Washington Last fall, I cheerfully laced up my Nikes for my first jog through Rock Creek Park. The trail, behind Francis Stevens Junior High School in West End, is blocks from where I live. But as I...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 24, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  D.C., crime, schools  
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The money in VDOT's mattress

Could the Virginia Department of Transportation be a candidate for the TLC show "Help! I'm a Hoarder?" Apparently, considering yesterday's audit release. While VDOT hasn't exactly been buried alive, the agency has been sitting on millions that it could...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  | September 24, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, traffic, transportation  
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McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold

Like a leprechaun, Robert F. McDonnell has found his pots of gold. An audit of the Virginia Department of Transportation shows more than $1 billion in unspent money, allowing the Republican governor to crow about government mismanagement and toss...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 24, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, traffic, transportation  
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Coming soon: A dramatically improved Metro station in Arlington

Metro Center has four main entrances. Gallery Place and L’Enfant Plaza each have three. Union Station, Silver Spring, Dupont Circle and countless others have two. Rosslyn, the highest-ridership station in Virginia, has but one. One entrance with one set...

By Dan Malouff  | September 24, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington, HotTopic, Local blog network, transportation  
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Who's stoking racial fires?

By Wendy Jacobson, Washington Courtland Milloy [“It’s well before Halloween, but a caldron of hatred is brewing in D.C.,” Metro, Sept. 22] has a lot of nerve. The racist and ugly comments coming into The Post about Vincent C. Gray’s...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 23, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray, education, media, race, schools  
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Who deserves a handicapped parking permit?

By Susan Nuñez, Springfield Regarding John Kelly’s Sept. 23 Metro column “Lost car as vehicle for soul searching”: Ace Rosner thinks like I do: Disabled-parking spaces are not for those who get tired or don’t want to be inconvenienced. Despite...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 23, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, health care, police, taxes, transportation  
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What does Kasten's departure mean for the Nats?

Stan Kasten, the only president that the Washington Nationals have ever had, announced this afternoon that he was stepping down at the end of the season. Kasten will still hang on to his minority ownership stake in the team....

By Aaron Morrissey  | September 23, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Nationals  
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Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight

Say what you want about Tom Perriello, Virginia's 5th district congressman who is in a tough reelection fight. He does stick to his principles. Despite the intense anti-Washington mood that stretches from the 5th district's dying textile towns to...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 23, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, disability pay, economy, education, energy, environment, health care, public health, taxes  
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Car-free for over 10 years

Yesterday was Car-Free Day. For me, so was the day before and the day before that. I have now been car-free for more than 10 years, ever since January 2000. It all started when I went to college. I...

By Dan Malouff  | September 23, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington, D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, transportation  
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What would the D.C. schools be like without Rhee?

By Peter A. Byrd Falls Church As a resident of Northern Virginia for 30 years, and as someone who focuses a lot of attention to and does volunteer work on behalf of public education, I have long lamented that the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 22, 2010; 10:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Vincent Gray, schools  
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A smoke screen from the Va. elections board?

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke) has whittled his campaign funds down to $163 (as of June 30) on things like rental cars, a bed and breakfast and the Ritz-Carlton, and now he says he's contemplating a run for statewide office...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  | September 22, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia  
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Up-and-coming neighborhood

On Saturday afternoon I headed over to Northeast D.C. to check out the H Street Festival. I've been over to H Street a couple of times now, but this was really the first I got to see it in...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 22, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network  
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New member of the Local Blog Network

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new independent blogger to The Post's Local Blog Network: Rob Pitingolo of Extraordinary Observations. Rob's bio is below, along with those of the other participants in the network. If you're a...

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The courts got it right on Lewis

By Matt Bressler Sterling I have read with great interest about the ongoing saga of Teresa Lewis and her self-admitted “heinous crimes.” The reporting in The Post has been without bias toward a particular side of the death penalty issue,...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 22, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, crime  
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Medical marijuana fees may price everyone out

At some point next year, medical marijuana will finally be available to qualifying patients in the District. The problem? It might be too expensive for anyone to grow it or sell it, much less for anyone to actually afford...

By Martin Austermuhle  | September 22, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, health care  
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Schools Chancellor ... Fenty?

By Anthony Harris Washington Here’s a thought: Adrian Fenty as the new D.C. schools chancellor. Don’t laugh. That could be great outcome, a proverbial win-win situation for Fenty, presumptive mayor Vincent Gray and Washington. First, let’s end the speculation about...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 22, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, schools  
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Robert McDonnell's moral calculus

By Robert J. Inlow Charlottesville Regarding the Sept. 18 Metro article “McDonnell won’t call off execution”: In dismissing the appeal of Teresa Lewis’s death sentence, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (D) was quoted as saying, “The test for me really...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 21, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, crime  
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Silence on the eve of an execution

By Rosemarie Rauzino-Heller Rockville I find it disturbing that there has been no outcry over Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s decision not to commute the death sentence of Teresa Lewis, who is scheduled to be the first woman executed in Virginia...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 21, 2010; 10:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia, crime  
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Someone broke the Twitter

They say that technology has truly arrived when people use it mindlessly in their daily routines. Well, every morning, when I wake up, I get my coffee, check my email, read several local news sites. Then I filter through...

By Aaron Morrissey  | September 21, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Past and future chances to walk and bike

This week was, and is, jam packed with special events around walking and biking, including some great walking and biking tours coming up. Capital Bikeshare launched yesterday to great fanfare in the plaza behind USDOT. TheWashCycle summarized all the...

By David Alpert  | September 21, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, traffic, transportation  
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The real tragedy in three gun crimes

By Gary Ambridge Bel Air, Md. What do these three stories in the Sept. 17 Metro section have in common? “2 killed in standoff at Baltimore hospital,” “Hostages detail standoff at Discovery building” and “Wife gets 8 years in D.C....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 20, 2010; 9:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Baltimore, HotTopic, Maryland, guns  
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The true picture of poverty in D.C.

By Jenny Reed Washington The Sept. 17 front-page article “Poverty stats show the damage” stated that the District’s poverty rate has declined. But that isn’t the case. What the article didn’t say was that the reported change was not statistically...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 20, 2010; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic  
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A tax break for Lockheed Martin?

Who hasn’t heard of Lockheed Martin? This humongous defense contractor does $17 billion in business with the federal government (the most of any corporate entity), is on pace to generate more than $2 billion in profits this year and...

By Keith Berner  | September 20, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Montgomery County  
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Slashes keep creeping into Metro's station names

Neighborhood blog JDLand reported last week that ANC 6D voted to support a proposal by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District to add more words to the Navy Yard Metrorail station name. The BID is angling to alter the...

By Aaron Morrissey  | September 20, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Metro, transportation  
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Senators play hardball with airports authority

Last year, members of the U.S. Senate were threatening to take over Metro if they didn't get what they wanted. Now, they're making those threats against the local airport authority, because it isn't acceding to western senators' demands to...

By David Alpert  | September 20, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why cabdrivers opposed Mayor Fenty

By Ken Williams Washington I read with dismay the story on the role of the taxicab industry in the mayoral election [“Cabbies rally to drive home a Gray win,” Metro, Sept. 15]. It is unfair to say that drivers opposed...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 19, 2010; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic  
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