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Note to Readers

A note to readers

Welcome to PostLocal.com! The Washington Post’s online venue for local news has a new name, new features, and even more enhancements on the way. If you’ve been here before, you already know you’ll find the latest local news, the best stories and the brightest blogs. Today, we hope you’ll take some time to check out our newest features:

The Daily Gripe: Need a stop sign on your street? Got an abandoned car or other $%*)#! problems in your neighborhood? Stop muttering to yourself. Report it to The Daily Gripe and get a direct line to local officials who can fix them.

Lori’s A.M. Buzz: Wake up to the buzziest news with The Post’s Lori Aratani. Each weekday morning, she’ll tell you what’s going on and what The Post will be covering for you in the D.C. region over the next 24 hours. Meet Lori and find out how the morning's going.

DataPost: Do you love numbers? Or maybe you have a research paper due, or you want to see the math behind the day’s stories. DataPost is where you’ll find an ever-growing collection of databases created by The Post, by local governments or other organizations. Sort, search, and dig in!

DeBonis: Mike DeBonis joins The Post’s talented group of political bloggers. (Yes, THAT DeBonis, the former Loose Lips columnist from WashingtonCityPaper.com). From Maryland to D.C. to Virginia – and sometimes beyond -- he’ll dig into the characters, campaign and conflicts of local politics. Read the latest musings and wild thoughts.

Transportation page: Dr. Gridlock is your daily guide to the Beltway and beyond, sharing the latest alerts, roadblocks and transportation news. On washingtonpost.com/transportation, you can read the work of the entire transportation team, as well as use our new Metro fare calculator and a calendar of road construction, and share commuting tips with other travelers.

Make yourself at home and look around PostLocal.com – you’re going to find things you’ve never seen before. We’d love to hear your questions, comments, suggestions – just e-mail us at PostLocal@washpost.com or join the discussion on the new page. And to make PostLocal your WashingtonPost.com start page, click here.

-- Washington Post editors

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