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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, housing, police, real estate, schools, transportation  
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Whose defense job gets cut?

With the federal budget being hotly contested, one wonders how many job cuts, especially in the defense sector, will be made across the region and which politician will get blamed for them. By one account, nearly 20,000 Virginia jobs...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 4, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C., Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, guns, military  
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An experiment in urbanism

Have you ever looked at a storefront that's been empty a long time and wondered why it couldn't be filled, at least temporarily, by a small local business? After all, nobody benefits when a storefront sits empty too long....

By Dan Malouff  | March 4, 2011; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, economy  
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One last Valentine's Day at Tony's Place

“You are special,” Tony Boudouvas growled to one of his regulars this Feb. 14. It was the final of 33 Valentine’s Days at Tony’s Place, and noontime was a flood of humanity at the corner shack of 20th and I...

By Chris Earnshaw, Washington  | February 26, 2011; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., economy  
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Hold Wal-Mart to its promises in D.C.

Regarding the Feb. 14 editorial "The Wal-Mart opportunity": It's clear that Wal-Mart's "carefully orchestrated campaign to win support and disarm critics" has succeeded with The Post. How else to explain the editorial board arguing that Wal-Mart shouldn't be expected to...

By Keith Silver, Washington  | February 21, 2011; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, development, economy, real estate  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Coal ships clog Hampton Roads, Peter Galuszka , February 21, 2011
Tough budget talk from Jim Graham, Martin Austermuhle , February 21, 2011
Bridging Virginia and D.C., William K. Stover, Arlington , February 16, 2011
Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich? , Peter Galuszka , February 14, 2011
Lack of equity in funding for D.C. schools, Erin McKee, Washington , February 10, 2011
Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?, Peter Galuszka , February 10, 2011
A strong advocate for Montgomery consumers, Abby Thomas, Silver Spring , February 9, 2011
Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
Don't detach names from government salaries, Paige Winfield Cunningham , February 2, 2011
Take Obama's advice, Pepco: Bury power lines, Jeff de La Beaujardiere, Silver Spring , January 27, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Cantor the hawk -- except in his own back yard, Patrick Dozier, Washington , January 26, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Hemmed in by the Height Act, Aaron Morrissey , January 25, 2011
Less bell-ringing equals less money, Robert Betz, Arlington , January 18, 2011
A Georgetown store count, Topher Mathews , January 18, 2011
If Virginia liquor stores were private ... , Bob Hugman, Woodbridge , January 13, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
Maryland's pension problem isn't state workers' fault, Patrick Moran, Baltimore , January 4, 2011
Want a Trader Joe's? Then add more residents, David Alpert , December 22, 2010
Stimulus for the print sector?, Aaron Morrissey , December 21, 2010
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
What a dose of uranium will do to a policy debate, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 16, 2010
No foul play in Ward 5 development project, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , December 15, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
The difference between better and good, Dan Malouff , December 14, 2010
McDonnell risks AAA for big-league bonds, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 14, 2010
Mark Warner: anti-regulation, except in large doses, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas, Nathan Lott, Richmond , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
Confusing Wal-Mart with welfare, David Kuckenbecker, Fairfax , December 8, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
Welcoming Wal-Mart — on our terms, Morris Shearin, Washington , December 3, 2010
The truth behind panhandling, Maria Foscarinis, Washington , December 2, 2010
Your tobacco settlement funds at work, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 2, 2010
Free marketeers for ... airline subsidies?, Peter Galuszka , December 2, 2010
Virginia may land a whale, Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 30, 2010
NoMA has no parks thanks to flawed upzoning, David Alpert , November 30, 2010
How curious: Cuccinelli vs. Stewart, Peter Galuszka , November 29, 2010
Phone calls from the Great Recession, Janice L. Kaplan, Washington , November 26, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
A needed conversation on welfare in D.C., Marion Barry, Washington , November 20, 2010
Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 19, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
Help wanted: One second-chance job, Jim Arkedis, Washington , November 12, 2010
What it will take to change Annapolis, Paul Edwards, Towson , November 12, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
D.C. without a building-height limit, Rob Pitingolo , November 9, 2010
Legal immigrants face driver's license woes, Peter Galuszka , November 9, 2010
A public 'menu' for closing the D.C. budget gap , David Alpert , November 8, 2010
Making it pay to go solar, Betty Ann Kane, Washington , November 7, 2010
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Solar D.C.'s newest power couple, washingtonpost.com editors , October 30, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
D.C.'s poor need a raise, Martin Austermuhle , October 26, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Wholesale worry for Va. beer and wine suppliers, Peter Galuszka , October 19, 2010
More housing units don't guarantee lower rents, Rob Pitingolo , October 14, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Women on the other side of the prosperity gap, washingtonpost.com editors , October 10, 2010
Putting Washington teens back to work, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger, Peter Galuszka , September 30, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Government wasn't created to provide jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
Sifting the Montgomery returns, Keith Berner , September 15, 2010
The yellow mailbox revolution, Peter Galuszka , September 15, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?, Peter Galuszka , September 9, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
Virginia's unemployment overpayments , Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 2, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
Fairfax County, a magnet for private-sector jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , August 25, 2010
Virginia launches a stimulus Web site, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 25, 2010
Bill Bolling's alternate CEO universe, Peter Galuszka , August 23, 2010
McDonnell's stacked health panel, Peter Galuszka , August 20, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Lay off workers, pay more taxes. Reverse. Repeat., Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 17, 2010
Why Republicans hate Social Security, Peter Galuszka , August 16, 2010
Where is Virginia's business aid going?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 12, 2010
Virginia officials weren't whining, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 10, 2010
Virginia protests too much on defense cuts, Peter Galuszka , August 10, 2010
A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor, Peter Galuszka , August 9, 2010
Virginia's education backsliding , Peter Galuszka , August 4, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Delinquent taxes paid to Virginia ... and to CGI, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 29, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Questions about a private jail for immigrants, Peter Galuszka , July 20, 2010
Virginia state workers: Bottled up no more, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 15, 2010
McDonnell's surplus that isn't, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 14, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Staying cool without A/C, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
Georgetown Apple store finally ready to open, Topher Mathews , June 16, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
Good reason to investigate Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Cantor fights for unwanted jet engine , Peter Galuszka , June 9, 2010
Dems tell McDonnell to go fishing again, Paige Winfield Cunningham , June 2, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, Dan Malouff , June 1, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Virginia workers DID get bonuses last year, Paige Winfield Cunningham , May 18, 2010
Massey Energy's in-your-face style, Peter Galuszka , May 18, 2010
Portrait of a government worker , Washington Post editors , May 18, 2010
'Streamlining' is fine, but it has its limits, Peter Galuszka , May 10, 2010
Virginia arts museum gets a winning makeover , Peter Galuszka , May 4, 2010
A lesson for America in Va.'s Northop win, washingtonpost.com editors , April 29, 2010
Teed off at Corporate America, washingtonpost.com editors , April 29, 2010
Worker rights probably DID influence Northrop Grumman, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 28, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
Hello, goodbye: On to the primaries, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 26, 2010
Just when you thought drilling was safe , Washington Post editors , April 23, 2010
Ratcheting up the earmarks challenge, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 23, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
Public broadcasting on the chopping block in Va., washingtonpost.com editors , April 21, 2010
Still waiting for all those 'Green shoots', washingtonpost.com editors , December 9, 2009
Return to the Nest, washingtonpost.com editors , August 7, 2009
Why I Endorsed Bob McDonnell, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Why I Endorsed Creigh Deeds, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
A New Threat to Victims of Domestic Violence, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
The Virginia Governor's Race, Vince Rinehart , June 25, 2009
Cap and Gown: Check. Job: Uh-Oh., Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
GM and Its Dealers: A Future Worth Fostering, Vince Rinehart , May 14, 2009
No Recession for Domestic Violence, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
Where Has All the Vision Gone in Md.?, Gina Acosta , February 12, 2009
Metro: Inaugural Champion, Economic Casualty?, Gina Acosta , January 28, 2009
 
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