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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Will kitsch save the Baltimore’s Harborplace?

Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum will help — for a while

By Dan Malouff  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/29/2012

When a gas station is just a gas station

When a gas station is just a gas station.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/28/2012

DDOT hasn’t earned public’s trust on streetcars

The D.C. Department of Transportation’s handling of the project hasn’t inspired confidence so far.

By David Alpert  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Lanier fights back on homicide closure rate

D.C. police chief moves fast to counter story suggesting stats are manipulated.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012

McDonnell supports D.C. budget autonomy, but with a catch

McDonnell supports D.C. goal but wants abortion prohibition kept in place.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/23/2012

McDonnell’s makeover runs into trouble

Could the Virginia General Assembly’s hard-right turn cost him a shot at the vice presidency?

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Lower camera fines? Sure, once we have more cameras

Getting speed enforcement right in D.C.

By David Alpert  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/21/2012

And now to the hard work: the state budget

The session has included lots of fireworks, but the real work has yet to be done.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 02/21/2012

It’s joke time in Virginia (again)

Despite its best efforts, the state just can’t seem to avoid serving up material for mockery.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:24 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/20/2012

Four who stood tall on marriage equality

Four who deserve special mention for the victory in the Maryland House of Delegates.

By Todd Eberly  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Decision time on marriage equality

Words of encouragement for wavering Democrats and Republicans.

By Todd Eberly  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012

A Wal-Mart where a town once stood

The shocking transformation of Grundy, Va.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Want to fight crime? Fund education

A rising high school graduation rate is the best way to improve public safety in D.C., report finds.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  06:08 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Down to the wire on marriage equality

Do supporters have the votes in the House of Delegates?

By Todd Eberly  |  02:58 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Where to build streetcar lines

It should depend on which neighborhoods want to help make them succeed.

By David Alpert  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Will Maryland lead on marriage equality?

A moment for legislators to consider their place in history.

By Todd Eberly  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Georgetown campus plan: A draw in Round One

D.C. Zoning Commission sends the ball back into the school’s court.

By Topher Mathews  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Foot-dragging on Obamacare

Richmond’s wait-and-see approach to the federal law.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Defensive O’Malley only hurts himself

A misstep in his fight with Peter Franchot.

By Todd Eberly  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/08/2012

The D.C. Council sides with sidewalk scofflaws

Icy, snowy sidewalks don’t appear to faze most members much.

By David Alpert  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Cuccinelli’s cops? Not a good idea

The Va. attorney general wants to arm 40 members of his Medicaid fraud investigative arm.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012

A state song for Virginia

Will the Old Dominion go another year without one?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/06/2012

O’Malley’s tax plans may hurt the Democrats

How his regressive tax proposal could hurt the Democrats.

By Todd Eberly  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012

An abortion law for D.C., but not Va.?

Virginia turns down 20-week abortion cut-off that may be imposed on the District.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  04:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Property rights — as long as you don’t hunt on Sundays?

A contradiction for the Virginia House of Delegates to consider.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Echoes of Reaganville at McPherson Square

Four months into Occupy’s arrival, the 1981 encampment looms large.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012

How streetcars would boost D.C.’s bottom line

A study demonstrates that the project should be a financial boon.

By Dan Malouff  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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