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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)
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Coal ships clog Hampton Roads

A curious scene awaits onlookers viewing the waters of Hampton Roads -- at least 18 ships swing at anchor waiting for dock space to export U.S. coal. The last time as many coal ships were lining up at Virginia's...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 21, 2011; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Local blog network, Virginia, economy, energy, transportation  
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Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich?

Is it more a tax cut for rich yachtsmen or a jobs-booster for Virginia's marinas? Those are the questions behind a new bill filed by Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), who wants to allow counties to cap personal property taxes...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, transportation, weather  
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Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?

Jim Webb's long-awaited and unsurprising announcement that he will not seek reelection as U.S. senator from Virginia has the blogosphere buzzing about who's in, who's out and whose bench is simply too small. There seem to be a number...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 10, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up

Is that yellow rattlesnake slithering back into its hole? It could be, since the Virginia Tea Party movement seems to be sputtering now that it has worked its way into the mainstream of state political activity -- namely the...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Don't scapegoat Pepco

I must side with Pepco regarding power outages during the recent snowstorm. There were trees and limbs down everywhere. On Arcola Avenue in Wheaton, it seemed as if every tree had at least a limb broken off. Many whole trees were down. Pepco did not plant these...

By Sheldon Cheney, Keedysville, Md.  | February 8, 2011; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
A satisfied Pepco customer, Conrad May, Kensington , January 31, 2011
You can count on Pepco, Jerilyn Schweitzer, Bethesda , January 31, 2011
Take Obama's advice, Pepco: Bury power lines, Jeff de La Beaujardiere, Silver Spring , January 27, 2011
When will Pepco learn?, Laurie Neff, Chevy Chase , January 27, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
What a dose of uranium will do to a policy debate, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 16, 2010
Hold Pepco accountable, Mary M. Cheh, Washington , December 12, 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
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 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
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 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
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
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Helping Pepco keep the lights on, washingtonpost.com editors , August 26, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
Where Pepco needs updating, washingtonpost.com editors , August 23, 2010
Pepco's four little problems, washingtonpost.com editors , August 23, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
Gov. O'Malley's radio ads, washingtonpost.com editors , July 13, 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
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 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
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Massey Energy's in-your-face style, Peter Galuszka , May 18, 2010
Good neighborhoods trump green tech, Washington Post editors , April 30, 2010
The downside of drilling, washingtonpost.com editors , March 21, 2010
Stop tilting at wind-power projects, washingtonpost.com editors , February 9, 2010
Let there be solar power, washingtonpost.com editors , November 25, 2009
A PATH to Dirty Energy in Our Region, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
 
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