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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Cuccinelli sides with ... Kaine?

Conservative attorney general back former governor on Dulles rail maneuver.

By Peter Galuszka  |  04:29 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Solar in a historic district

Narrow preservation guidelines can miss the bigger picture.

By David Alpert  |  10:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/29/2012

The region’s most walkable neighborhoods

Brookings puts Courthouse and Georgetown at the top of the list.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Wi-fi is the free parking of the coffee world

Why it makes sense for some coffee shops to pull the plug.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Are your alley lights glaring?

My request gets a quick response in the District.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/23/2012

How conservative was the Va. General Assembly session?

Social issues made headlines, sure, but one business group notes the failure to deal with roads.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/23/2012

How D.C.’s parks stack up

‘Park Score’ ranking puts the city fifth overall.

By David Alpert  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/22/2012

The drumbeat against McDonnell for veep

The wrongheaded attack on his national security bona fides.

By Norman Leahy  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Wheels vs. the Web, with a side of irony

The generation gap on display in a Post story.

By Dan Malouff  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Mapping the District’s murders

A portrait of crime in 1,116 data points.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012

What good is a self-driving car?

Google’s pioneering vehicle pays a visit to D.C.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Half-hour Metro headways are not acceptable

Metro’s job is not merely to run trains. It’s to serve customers who ride trains.

By Dan Malouff  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/17/2012

VDOT pushes widening I-66 despite own data

The agency’s own data don’t support the plan, but never mind.

By David Alpert  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/16/2012

What’s in, and not in, the D.C. Council’s budget

Some of the things you should know for the 2013 fiscal year.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A good solution for the Corridor Cities Transitway

Bus rapid transit makes sense for the Gaithersburg-to-Clarksburg route.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Naming rights for Bikeshare?

New York is doing it. How about D.C.?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Mapping creative density in D.C.

Where the region’s degree-holders congregate.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  04:14 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012

D.C.’s useful zoning map

A Google maps utility provides a wealth of information about city properties.

By Topher Mathews  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 05/11/2012

The art and science of forecasting

How well do ordinary people understand weather predictions?

By Rob Pitingolo  |  04:44 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 05/10/2012

The Dreamliner visits Reagan Airport

A look in inside Boeing’s signature new plane.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  04:39 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Affordable housing and economics

What housing advocates and developers can learn from each other.

By David Alpert  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/09/2012

$2,890 for parking freedom in D.C.?

Crunching the numbers on car2go’s deal with city.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/09/2012

L Street cycle track will need strong signage

Strong signage will matter a lot where cars and bikes cross.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/08/2012

A better National Mall

Design competition produces interesting ideas.

By Dan Malouff  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/08/2012

The drone helicopter over my backyard

A close encounter with some new military technology.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/07/2012

D.C.’s world-class eyesore

Is the J. Edgar Hoover Building really the world’s “ugliest” building that’s worth visiting?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/07/2012

The Virginia Democrats’ thin bench

The party’s options for statewide success begin and end with Warner.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/04/2012

D.C. Council, Gray go to bat for Nats

Council, Gray go to bat for Nats

By Martin Austermuhle  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2012

If Georgetown moved its medical campus

How the moved could be received by those who live near the university.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Good news for fans of D.C.’s parks

D.C. Council committee budget includes funding for key priorities, including downtown playground.

By David Alpert  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Skyrocketing college costs: (Brief) relief in Va.

State funding increase eases, but doesn’t eliminate, the pressure.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/02/2012

An ‘unjustified caricature’ of Harry Thomas Jr.?

Former D.C. Council member’s lawyers argue for leniency.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Good Bob, bad Bob

Gov. McDonnell as seen in two Wall Street Journal articles.

By Norman Leahy  |  05:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The National Zoo’s brilliant Twitter stunt

It was impossible to turn away from live tweets of panda insemination.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

What the region’s drivers think of speed cameras

What the region’s drivers think of speed cameras

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

 

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