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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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'Urban' doesn't have to mean more dense

It is one of the great myths of suburbia that most suburban households live in detached houses, and that therefore suburbia should be arranged exclusively to cater to detached households. Consider U.S. Census results from Montgomery and Fairfax Counties,...

By Dan Malouff  | February 2, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Montgomery County, Virginia, housing  
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When will Pepco learn?

One would have thought that after being pilloried by The Post and (supposedly) being put under the microscope by the Maryland Public Service Commission, Pepco might have cleaned up its act. I got a continuous busy signal on the emergency...

By Laurie Neff, Chevy Chase  | January 27, 2011; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  DMV, energy, housing, weather  
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Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan

Lines are being drawn over Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's ambitious plan to put $4 billion in transportation projects over the next three years, mostly through the sale of state and federal bonds. A group of 15 business executives from...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 27, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Metro, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, housing, real estate, traffic, transportation  
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Rough waters for George Allen

It's no surprise that George Allen wants his Senate seat back. The question for him is whether he understands how much the political landscape has changed in Virginia since his disastrous reelection run in 2006. Republican insiders say that...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 26, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, development, economy, energy, environment, housing, immigration, police, race, real estate, religion, taxes, traffic, transportation  
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Counting Georgetown

Last December, an event happened that GM has been waiting for for years: the release of the five year estimates from American Community Survey. Sounds terribly dry, yes, but what it means is that data on a host of...

By Topher Mathews  | January 6, 2011; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, HotTopic, Local blog network, housing  
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Older Entries in This Category »

What the D.C. zoning process hearing should address, David Alpert , December 20, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
The truth behind panhandling, Maria Foscarinis, Washington , December 2, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 2010
Help wanted: One second-chance job, Jim Arkedis, Washington , November 12, 2010
Courageous response to a D.C. fire, Melissa Salmanowitz, Washington , November 10, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Our nation's capital of rats?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Should urbanists be nervous about Vince Gray?, David Alpert , August 12, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Historic committee breaks with D.C. tradition, David Alpert , July 21, 2010
Details on those Hurt Home changes, Topher Mathews , July 2, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
The "college dropout pod"? Why not?, David Alpert , May 7, 2010
Georgetown Census participation good, not great, Washington Post editors , April 27, 2010
Good housing news? Depends on your perspective, Washington Post editors , April 23, 2010
 
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