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Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15

The next time you are packing up that picnic lunch for a foray into a Virginia state park, you might want to include an AR-15 assault rifle or a Glock 19 automatic pistol with your mustard and ham sandwiches....

By Peter Galuszka  | January 20, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, domestic violence, guns, parks, police, public health, sports, tourism, wildlife  
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Don't rain on our Thanksgiving tradition

After reading about Washington's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl ["Controversy over eligibility leaves lingering hangover," Sports Nov. 26], I could not help but think of my own family's Turkey Bowl controversy. The McNamara family has been playing football on Thanksgiving at...

By Jerome J. McNamara, Washington  | December 1, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Vincent Gray, parks, sports  
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The dodgy world of Southern history

Popular histories about the Confederate States of America can be dodgy, as a recent controversy over a school textbook approved for Virginia fourth-graders shows. In her book "Our Virginia: Past and Present," author Joy Masoff claims that thousands of...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 21, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Confederate flag, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, education, history, media, military, parks, race, schools  
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McDonnell drags his feet on the bay

Virginia was the only state among six to miss a Sept. 1 deadline for filing a plan to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Doug Domenech, Virginia's secretary of natural resources, explained that Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and other...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 3, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, environment, parks, public health, real estate, schools, wildlife  
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A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council

By Harry Thomas, Washington The Sept. 2 editorial “D.C. Council endorsements,” which characterized my tenure as “a major disappointment,” was based on a disturbingly narrow range of issues. With its limited and subjective focus on mayoral support and school reform,...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 2, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, UDC, development, education, housing, media, parks, schools  
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Our nation's capital of rats?

By Kathy Megyeri, Washington While sitting in the small park at the corner of Columbia Road and 16th Street NW in the middle of the day, I saw rats the size of house cats frolicking under park benches and ducking...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 2, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Adams Morgan, D.C., DMV, Fenty, environment, housing, parks, public health, wildlife  
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