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Maryland's clash of the bag-tax proposals

On the surface, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's proposal to institute a tax on single-use shopping bags sounds a whole lot like the one that we've grown so accustomed to inside the ol' D. of C. It's the same...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 7, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, environment  
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Bethesda braces for a BRAC traffic nightmare

On Sept. 15, the gates will open at the new Walter Reed Medical Center on the campus of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. But will anyone be able to get there?The new Walter Reed sits in the heart...

By Patrick L. O’Neil, Bethesda  | February 19, 2011; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County, traffic, transportation  
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Why the word 'marriage' matters

At my wife’s brother’s wedding in July, my wife’s aunt and I talked about our weddings. We compared minor disasters (bad directions to the church, no-show caterers), and she asked what surprised me most. I paused. “The minister’s homily was...

By Jane Rigby, Silver Spring  | February 12, 2011; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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A strong advocate for Montgomery consumers

I was delighted to see the Feb. 6 Metro article "Dedicated friends of consumer protection," about the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection. May I add a bit of praise? Two or three years ago, I had a problem reaching...

By Abby Thomas, Silver Spring  | February 9, 2011; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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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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How the ICC will change Maryland

The first phase of Maryland's newest superhighway, the Intercounty Connector, will open to traffic on Feb. 22, running between Gaithersburg and Georgia Avenue. Once that happens, Montgomery County will never quite be the same. On one hand, it's clear...

By Dan Malouff  | February 8, 2011; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Don't rush to judge officers in Takoma Park standoff, Michael J. Bolton, Arlington , February 2, 2011
'Urban' doesn't have to mean more dense, Dan Malouff , February 2, 2011
Choosing the wrong hospital, Jill Brantley, Silver Spring , January 25, 2011
Remembering Bill Hanna, Gus Bauman, Silver Spring , January 22, 2011
Downtown Gaithersburg: Slowly getting there , Dan Malouff , December 30, 2010
U-md.'s bad 'business' decision, Thomas Ponton, Columbia , December 23, 2010
An unfair tax exemption in Maryland, Seth Grimes, Takoma Park , December 13, 2010
White Flint: Another giveaway to developers, Keith Berner , December 13, 2010
Care that women need, Jennifer Blasdell, Silver Spring , December 12, 2010
How 'green' can a highway be?, Roger Burkhart, Gaithersburg , December 1, 2010
Will U-Md.'s new president get on board the Purple Line?, Marcus Afzali, College Park , November 19, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 2010
Legal corruption in Montgomery , Keith Berner , November 17, 2010
Roadside conspiracies in Takoma Park, Keith Berner , November 16, 2010
The Post's double standard on my legislative work, Paul G. Pinsky, University Park , November 13, 2010
Rethinking early voting, Keith Berner , November 9, 2010
The case for speed cameras, John Mathwin, Rockville , November 8, 2010
How not to get a speeding ticket, Lotte Fleck, Washington , November 8, 2010
Ride-On's bad attitude, Keith Berner , November 8, 2010
Taking Connecticut Ave. in the wrong direction, David Alpert , November 3, 2010
Let's restore Montgomery's promise, washingtonpost.com editors , October 31, 2010
My views on sex ed aren't anti-gay, washingtonpost.com editors , October 29, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
My endorsement: Pensions and the Purple Line, washingtonpost.com editors , October 23, 2010
A critical need for ambulance fees, washingtonpost.com editors , October 11, 2010
A vote for ambulance fees is a vote for the poor, washingtonpost.com editors , October 8, 2010
Ambulance fees would burden the poor, washingtonpost.com editors , October 7, 2010
How the Montgomery schools stand out, washingtonpost.com editors , October 6, 2010
Hey, Montgomery voters, who wants candy? , Keith Berner , October 5, 2010
So can we call it Molly's Law?, Aaron Morrissey , October 4, 2010
Among Md. schools, Montgomery is no outlier, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2010
A tax break for Lockheed Martin? , Keith Berner , September 20, 2010
Government wasn't created to provide jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
Sifting the Montgomery returns, Keith Berner , September 15, 2010
Campaign behavior that should be retired, washingtonpost.com editors , September 15, 2010
Riemer's success and other good news, David Alpert , September 15, 2010
What about Sharon Dooley?, Keith Berner , September 8, 2010
Repeal the ambulance fee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 6, 2010
George Leventhal: My respect but not my support, Keith Berner , September 6, 2010
The case against ambulance fees, washingtonpost.com editors , September 4, 2010
Where's Duchy?, Keith Berner , September 1, 2010
The ambulance fee debate: Not so black and white, Keith Berner , August 30, 2010
Helping Pepco keep the lights on, washingtonpost.com editors , August 26, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Reflections on the Md. water alert, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
A hold-your-nose commute from Takoma, washingtonpost.com editors , June 16, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
Who cares what Helen Thomas thinks?, Peter Galuska , June 7, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
A bridge to cross for Science City, washingtonpost.com editors , May 7, 2010
Progress and Science City, washingtonpost.com editors , May 7, 2010
MoCo development theory ... and practice, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
Misdirected development in Montgomery, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
The real drag on Montgomery's budget, washingtonpost.com editors , March 29, 2010
Jerry Weast's garden lesson, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
Montgomery on top, washingtonpost.com editors , February 22, 2010
Pepco, bury those lines, washingtonpost.com editors , February 16, 2010
Does The Post appreciate teachers? , washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
Why Montgomery spending is out of control, washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
Good trees after bad, washingtonpost.com editors , January 29, 2010
RideOn Bus No. 36 isn't expendable, washingtonpost.com editors , January 19, 2010
Free bags -- but at a price, washingtonpost.com editors , January 14, 2010
Real reform in Annapolis, washingtonpost.com editors , January 8, 2010
Political games in Montgomery, washingtonpost.com editors , December 3, 2009
A wider I-270: How two lanes beats four, washingtonpost.com editors , November 13, 2009
A Bethesda Speed Trap, washingtonpost.com editors , August 12, 2009
Closing the Achievement Gap, washingtonpost.com editors , August 5, 2009
Weast’s Successes and Failures, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
The Purple Line's Flawed Projections, Vince Rinehart , July 28, 2009
In Defense of Centro Familia, Vince Rinehart , June 24, 2009
The Disability Debate Redefined, Marisa Katz , May 24, 2009
The Good and Bad of Traffic Enforcement, Marisa Katz , May 24, 2009
 
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