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An "official" fish for Virginia

Dealing as they do with weighty matters, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday conferred the honor of "official saltwater fish" to the striped bass, otherwise known to Southerners as the "rockfish." In many ways, this is cause for...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 23, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, environment, recreation, wildlife  
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Toll mania in Hampton Roads?

Virginia's skin-flint nature has always called for tolls on roads. Now proposals to solve Hampton Roads' special transportation problems could mean more tolls than residents ever imagined possible. Virginia's road and bridge needs total some $100 billion, and the...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 8, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, development, economy, energy, environment, military, real estate, recreation, taxes, traffic, transportation, wildlife  
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Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia

There's a movement afoot in the Old Dominion to bring in riverboat gambling to help rescue transportation finances. Let's hope it springs a leak. Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick thinks that bringing in water-borne gambling palaces would be a...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 19, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, economy, media, recreation, slots, sports, taxes  
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Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?

The decision by a Henrico County-based electric cooperative to delay a controversial $6 billion coal-fired generating station in Surry County raises questions about whether such monsters can be financed. Old Dominion Electric Cooperative had been on a roll, snagging...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 9, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, public health, real estate, recreation, weather, wildlife  
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McDonnell's U.S. 460 dilemma: public money needed

You can slice it. You can dice it. But it all comes back to the same problem -- Virginia's dearth of public money for needed highways. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has been trying for years to push a replacement...

By Peter Galuszka  | July 26, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, military, real estate, recreation, taxes, traffic, transportation, weather  
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Why Stalin mattered to D-Day's success

By Mike Lofgren, Alexandria The June 26 editorial “Stalin, hero of D-Day?,” about the new Stalin bust at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., betrayed either historical ignorance or ideological blindness. Joseph Stalin was an unsavory character. But unlike...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, military, parks, recreation  
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Older Entries in This Category »

A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Staying Safe in the Pool, Stephen Stromberg , June 8, 2009
A Place for Bike Paths Near Arlington, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
How About a Little Heat for Other Swimmers?, Vince Rinehart , June 1, 2009
 
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