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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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Invasion of the vultures (continued)

Regarding the Jan. 16 Metro article “Birds of a feather, disgusting together”:We moved to Chantilly almost nine years ago. It was the first house my husband and I had owned, and we were ecstatic (but inexperienced) about living in a...

By Meredith Lynch, Chantilly  | January 20, 2011; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, wildlife  
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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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Seeing the good in a vulture

Regarding the Jan. 16 Metro article “Birds of a feather, disgusting together: Vultures are wintering locally”:Just how “disgusting” are vultures?  I’d advise a fresh look at a bird with a stinky reputation. Their role as nature’s janitors is vital. They have...

By Deborah Richie Oberbillig, Takoma Park  | January 17, 2011; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Virginia, wildlife  
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Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas

The Dec. 6 editorial on offshore drilling, "On second thought," suggested that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar failed to "explain the reversal for the Atlantic Coast," where "Democratic and Republican governors of Virginia have expressed support for careful exploration." If Mr....

By Nathan Lott, Richmond  | December 10, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, transportation, wildlife  
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Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama

The moaning was loud last week when President Obama banned offshore oil drilling on the East Coast until 2017. Politicians of both parties, from Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.,) to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R),...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 9, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, traffic, transportation, wildlife  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
How 'green' can a highway be?, Roger Burkhart, Gaithersburg , December 1, 2010
Hunting won't solve the deer problem, Laura Simon, Woodbridge, Conn. , November 26, 2010
Snap-trap ban puts pest companies in a bind, Gene Harrington, Fairfax , November 15, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
Taxing our way to cleaner waters?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 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
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Massey Energy's in-your-face style, Peter Galuszka , May 18, 2010
The D.C. bag tax in action, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Where the Wild Things Were, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2009
Geese Crossing, washingtonpost.com editors , June 10, 2009
The Lifestyle Behind the Bay's Decline, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
Stop Killing the Chesapeake's Mute Swans, Vince Rinehart , June 1, 2009
A Bay Full of Broken Promises, Gina Acosta , May 22, 2009
 
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