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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: A Sly Ballot Question in D.C.

Opinion: A Sly Ballot Question in D.C.

Politicians don't expect you to read the fine print. Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Government to Sell HTJ’s Vehicles

Government to Sell HTJ’s Vehicles

The federal government has taken possession of two vehicles once owned by former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. and is preparing to sell them. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: DC Property Values Drop

AM Read: DC Property Values Drop

Property values in the District dropped almost 10 percent in the last two years, but the overall economy has improved. Read »

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: UVA Board Slammed for President Decision

PM Read: UVA Board Slammed for President Decision

The firestorm surrounding the unexpected ousting of UVA President Teresa Sullivan is only intensifying as more details—or lack thereof—emerge about how the decision was made. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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By Shani Hilton

HTJ, Supporters Gather at Church

HTJ, Supporters Gather at Church

Scheduled to report to an Alabama prison in days for a 38-month sentence, former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. told supporters he was "humbled" by his experience. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: What's Next for D.C. Politics?

AM Read: What's Next for D.C. Politics?

Local columnists weigh in following Kwame Brown's guilty plea. Read »

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine has once again out raised his likely Republican opponent in the Virginia Senate race, George Allen, in the pre-primary filing period in the second quarter. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: McDonnell's National Security Problem?

PM Read: McDonnell's National Security Problem?

A Washington Post columnist suggests that a national security bill that McDonnell recently signed into law could hinder his vice-presidential chances. Read »

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Petersen Not Running for Governor

PM Read: Petersen Not Running for Governor

Blue Virginia is reporting that the Democratic state senator will not seek the governor's mansion. Unless someone else jumps in the race, it looks like Terry McAuliffe will be the likely Democratic nominee. Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: It’s Not Spring Break!

Opinion: It’s Not Spring Break!

It's Police Week, and in years past, some visiting officers have treated it like spring break. Read »

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