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Cheh to city workers: No more sweets for you

Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh thinks that D.C. government employees (and the city's finances) could stand to benefit from a healthier working environment -- so yesterday morning, Cheh introduced legislation which would change what goes into nearly...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 2, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, public health  
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Wine freedom in Maryland: Just a taste won't do

In January, lawmakers in Maryland’s General Assembly introduced legislation to legalize the direct shipment of wine to consumers from out-of-state wineries and retailers. In the lower chamber, 83 of 141 representatives signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. In the...

By David White, Washington  | February 5, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, public health  
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Virginia never 'mandated' HPV vaccines

In a 2007 letter, I urged The Post to avoid using the term "mandatory" when reporting on Virginia legislation aimed at getting sixth-grade girls immunized against the human papillomavirus because that legislation allowed parents to "opt out" of the requirement....

By Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md.  | January 26, 2011; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia, education, health care, media, public health, schools  
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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)
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Virginia Medicaid wasting more money

There's a lot of slicing and dicing going on in Richmond as legislators chew on Gov. Bob McDonnell's spending proposals. Democrats are criticizing the governor's plan to borrow money for transportation without hiking the gas tax. Some Republicans don't...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  | January 20, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Local blog network, Vincent Gray, health care, public health  
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Push-back for Cuccinelli

Finally, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli is getting some push-back against his grandstanding legal fishing trips. Del. David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville) and Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D-Richmond) are seeking legislative limits on what the attorney general can do, with...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 19, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Seeking a hospital that doesn't limit care, Susan F. Wood and Laura Meyers, Washington , January 12, 2011
Freedom in a nursing home, Karen Thornton, Springfield , December 26, 2010
The CDC's misleading look at D.C. water, Yanna Lambrinidou, Washington , December 22, 2010
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
Cuccinelli's consequences , James Lindsay Jr., Arlington , December 18, 2010
The CDC's message on lead water lines, Christopher J. Portier, Atlanta , December 14, 2010
The truth behind panhandling, Maria Foscarinis, Washington , December 2, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Keeping them smoke-free longer, washingtonpost.com editors , October 19, 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
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
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
Our nation's capital of rats?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor, Peter Galuszka , August 9, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
D.C. Council's due diligence on water safety, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
Virginia state workers: Bottled up no more, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 15, 2010
Reflections on the Md. water alert, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
Staying cool without A/C, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
MARC's track record, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
Deaf ears to summer danger, Vince Rinehart , June 28, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth, washingtonpost.com editors , June 17, 2010
D.C.'s HIV/AIDS office is in good hands, washingtonpost.com editors , June 14, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
D.C.'s wise decision to encourage safe sex, washingtonpost.com editors , May 27, 2010
Why should taxpayers pay for condoms?, washingtonpost.com editors , May 25, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
The GOP roadblock to AIDS funding, washingtonpost.com editors , February 11, 2010
What's in your child's sippy cup?, washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
To fight HIV in D.C., bring PEPFAR home , washingtonpost.com editors , January 24, 2010
In D.C., real progress for people with disabilities, washingtonpost.com editors , January 11, 2010
In Virginia, a smoking ban that isn't, washingtonpost.com editors , December 24, 2009
Trying to catch the vaccine, washingtonpost.com editors , October 30, 2009
D.C. health reform in one simple step, washingtonpost.com editors , October 21, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Over 50 and Out of Luck, washingtonpost.com editors , October 13, 2009
Ribbon-Cutting for a Health-Care Redundancy, washingtonpost.com editors , August 18, 2009
Two Tests in One, washingtonpost.com editors , August 17, 2009
Lessons for Health-Care Reform, Vince Rinehart , June 25, 2009
Courage Is Needed on Needle Exchange, Marisa Katz , May 17, 2009
 
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