Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is concerned about how a recent D.C. law might increase his state’s rat population. (MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Starting today, we’re also trying something new:

#DMVReads, is a feature designed to help readers share the best local stories with one another. Share your favorite local story of the day with the hashtag #DMVReads, and we’ll feature the best in a lunchtime blog post.

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Now, to the top local blog posts from the past week:

--The Brightwoodian thinks that new residents and arts spaces could make 14th Street north of Columbia Heights vibrant once again.

--Greater Greater Washington asserts that whether or not it’s legal, the car service Uber is good for DC.

--ARL Now breaks down a radio interview with Virginia Attorney Ken Cuccinelli, in which he expressed concern for how a recent D.C. law might cause the local rat population to grow.

•Girl Meets Food has a list of great places to take a date, now that the weather is turning colder.

•Riggo’s Rag believes that Redskins fans should take some comfort in the playoff success of the NewYork Giants, a team the Skins beat twice.