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All Opinions Are Local: June, 2011

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/02/2011

How to care for our street trees

Top of the list: Water, water, water

By Topher Mathews  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Redistricting shouldn’t matter so much

The process wouldn’t matter so much if D.C. wards weren’t mini-empires.

By David Alpert  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/01/2011

The road to an empty prison

How did Virginia end up with a new facility it doesn’t need?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Strange timing from Mayor Gray

Budget deficit? Salary scandals? Perfect time to ask for an executive pay raise!

By Aaron Morrissey  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Why can’t you dance at the Jefferson Memorial?

U.S. Park Police look ridiculous arresting people for silently swaying at the Jefferson Memorial.

By David Alpert  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/26/2011

What ‘assaulting a police officer’ means

It might be a lot different than you think ...

By David Alpert  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/26/2011

The trouble with home buying

D.C.’s home-price-to-rent ratio isn’t the only thing factor in the equation.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Gray’s message to Wal-Mart

Is the city setting a dangerous precedent by threatening to hold up the permitting process for businesses?

By Aaron Morrissey  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Brown’s budget: Good for transportation, worse for others

D.C. Council chairman’s proposal is good for transportation, bad for others.

By David Alpert  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/24/2011

The Virginia jobs shuffle

Just how successful is Bob McDonnell at being the ‘Jobs Governor’?

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Brown putting his stamp on the D.C. budget

The D.C. Council chairman appears close getting his way on key aspects of the city’s spending plan.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/20/2011

The right route for the Corridor Cities Transitway

Maryland holds firm on the route for the Corridor Cities Transitway.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/19/2011

The ‘Outer Beltway’ is back

The McDonnell administration revives outdated dreams of the exurban highway.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 05/18/2011

People believe subway maps over reality

The iconic station guide affects how we view the region.

By David Alpert  |  03:33 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Good economic news for Virginia

International Paper plans to reopen part of its shuttered Franklin plant.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Graduated parking fees wouldn’t hurt Ward 4

Claims that Ward 4 would pay a disproportionate amount are off base.

By David Alpert  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/17/2011

The best bike-to-work gear

It’s your regular work clothes.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2011

What’s a third-world supermarket?

A curiosity from the fight over the Cleveland Park giant.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/16/2011

The free-parking paradox

Why it’s hard to convince people that free on-street parking makes their lives worse.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  02:12 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Georgetown transportation: The good with the bad

Tommy Wells has some good ones. Jack Evans not so much.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Why D.C. should take Issa’s deal

Republican’s offer on D.C. budget autonomy is less than ideal. It’s also the best the city can expect for a while.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  06:50 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Fukushima’s fallout in Virginia

Japan’s accident clouds the Old Dominion’s hopes of a lucrative nuclear future.

By Peter Galuszka  |  05:14 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Congress has federal budget figured out, moves on to D.C.’s

Congressional Republicans turn their attention to D.C.’s spending plan.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2011

WMATA says no to farmers market

WMATA apparently doesn’t know a good idea when it sees one.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/10/2011

My ‘short’ commute

Those 60 to 75 minutes back and forth are fast losing their charm.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/10/2011

WMATA’s new buses

This year’s bus purchase is a little more notable than most.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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