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Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich?

Is it more a tax cut for rich yachtsmen or a jobs-booster for Virginia's marinas? Those are the questions behind a new bill filed by Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), who wants to allow counties to cap personal property taxes...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, transportation, weather  
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The National Guard is there for D.C.

As a member of the D.C. National Guard, I would like to educate Capt. Steve Trynosky [“The dangers of D.C.’s commuter National Guard,” Local Opinions, Feb. 6] on how we operate. We as an organization mobilize once we are called...

By Ronald Wilson, Waldorf  | February 11, 2011; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C., Maryland, weather  
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Let Congress drive the plows?

I no longer have to commute, but vivid memories of hazardous journeys home in snow and ice drew me to your Feb. 7 editorial, "Lessons from snow gridlock." Your conclusion gave me a good chuckle. "If the local jurisdictions can't...

By June Kilpatrick, Haymarket  | February 9, 2011; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C., weather  
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Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up

Is that yellow rattlesnake slithering back into its hole? It could be, since the Virginia Tea Party movement seems to be sputtering now that it has worked its way into the mainstream of state political activity -- namely the...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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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)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, energy, weather  
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The dangers of D.C.'s commuter National Guard

During the chaotic commute of Jan. 26, major thoroughfares throughout the District became paralyzed with anxious commuters trying to get home. According to several reports, it took as long as five hours for some commuters merely to make the trip...

By Steve Trynosky. Washington  | February 4, 2011; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  D.C., weather  
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Older Entries in This Category »

How a storm can break the ice, Faheem Younus, Baltimore , February 1, 2011
A satisfied Pepco customer, Conrad May, Kensington , January 31, 2011
You can count on Pepco, Jerilyn Schweitzer, Bethesda , January 31, 2011
A sandwich and a bed for a stranger in need, Luann Battersby, Fairfield, Pa. , January 31, 2011
Shelter in the storm, Jeffrey Frances, Rockville , January 31, 2011
One storm in the city, another in the suburbs, Dan Malouff , January 30, 2011
Nine-hour commute, five stages of grief, Jesse Schoolnik, Fairfax , January 28, 2011
Bridge sidewalks need to be a plowing priority, David Alpert , January 28, 2011
Take Obama's advice, Pepco: Bury power lines, Jeff de La Beaujardiere, Silver Spring , January 27, 2011
When will Pepco learn?, Laurie Neff, Chevy Chase , January 27, 2011
How to avoid another snowy traffic mess, James G. Titus, Glenn Dale , January 27, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Snow shoveling law hasn't been updated since 1922, Aaron Morrissey , January 12, 2011
Say it with me: Snow bubble, Aaron Morrissey , January 11, 2011
Cheh, Wells try again to fix snow fines, David Alpert , January 5, 2011
Who's the snow 'wimp' now?, Aaron Morrissey , December 30, 2010
How Washington responds to snow, Rob Pitingolo , December 23, 2010
Hold Pepco accountable, Mary M. Cheh, Washington , December 12, 2010
Floodwaters on the Mall , John Lockwood, Washington , November 27, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?, Peter Galuszka , September 9, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
When it rains, storm stories flow, washingtonpost.com editors , August 13, 2010
Staying cool without A/C, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
Deaf ears to summer danger, Vince Rinehart , June 28, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Virginia's other snow routes, washingtonpost.com editors , March 19, 2010
Montgomery on top, washingtonpost.com editors , February 22, 2010
The case for Chicago, washingtonpost.com editors , February 22, 2010
Lapsing into a snowma, washingtonpost.com editors , February 21, 2010
We who fought at Snowmageddon, washingtonpost.com editors , February 18, 2010
No snowplow? No problem., washingtonpost.com editors , February 17, 2010
Sisyphus on a Fairfax sidewalk, washingtonpost.com editors , February 17, 2010
Pepco, bury those lines, washingtonpost.com editors , February 16, 2010
Who's flinty now?, washingtonpost.com editors , February 15, 2010
Snowplow math in Arlington, washingtonpost.com editors , February 15, 2010
What good neighbors do, washingtonpost.com editors , February 14, 2010
Clash of the SUV drivers, washingtonpost.com editors , February 14, 2010
A shovel thief strikes in Silver Spring, washingtonpost.com editors , February 12, 2010
The lonely shoveler, washingtonpost.com editors , February 12, 2010
Lessons in snow etiquette, washingtonpost.com editors , February 10, 2010
Sidewalk shirkers should be told: 'Shovel or pay', washingtonpost.com editors , February 3, 2010
 
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