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Arlington ranks second, Washington ranks sixth on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the best cities in the country By Kay Steiger

Arlington and DC both made it into the top-ten list of America's best cities. Photograph by Flickr user WilliamMarlow

This week Bloomberg Businessweek published the results of its attempt to quantify what makes a great city. They looked at a variety of databases, from the US Census to RealtyTrac, to determine which cities have the best balance of culture, safety, schools, and green space for its residents. The city at the top of its list was Raleigh, North Carolina, but the DMV area didn’t do so badly—with Arlington ranking second and DC itself ranking sixth.

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Posted at 03:43 PM/ET, 09/22/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of our responses.

Yesterday we asked, "This weekend's thunderstorm wreaked havoc on trees and power lines in the area. What damage did you experience, if any?"

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Posted at 10:31 AM/ET, 07/06/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of our responses.

Yesterday we asked, "A new survey finds that 78 percent of Washington area drivers approve of red light cameras. What do you think of them?"

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Posted at 09:51 AM/ET, 07/01/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of our responses.

Yesterday we asked, "How will you deal with Fourth of July crowds and traffic?"

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Posted at 10:37 AM/ET, 06/30/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of our responses.

Yesterday we asked, "There might be a run on Maryland crabs this July Fourth, causing prices to spike, restaurants to drop them from menus, or suppliers to bring in non-Maryland crabs. How important are Maryland crabs to your holiday weekend celebrations?"

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Posted at 09:46 AM/ET, 06/29/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of our responses.

Yesterday was National HIV Testing Day. We asked, "How can DC get a handle on its epidemic infection rates?"

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Posted at 10:17 AM/ET, 06/28/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of the best responses we got.

Friday we asked, "A winning lottery ticket was sold on U Street. What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?"

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Posted at 09:50 AM/ET, 06/27/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to the Daily Ask. Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of the best responses we got.

Yesterday, we asked, "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed in a New York Times magazine story that he's undocumented, but the Washington Post had the story first and killed it. What do you think of their decision not to run it?"

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Posted at 09:18 AM/ET, 06/24/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to "The Daily Ask." Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of the best responses we got.

Yesterday, we asked, "Today marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic Red Line crash. How safe do you feel riding Metro since the crash?"

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Posted at 10:16 AM/ET, 06/23/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Each day we ask our friends and followers to respond to a topic—here's what they had to say By Kay Steiger

Welcome to "The Daily Ask." Each day, we ask readers on Facebook and Twitter what they think about a particular topic. Here's a recap of the best responses we got.

Yesterday, we asked, "Yesterday the DC city council held a hearing to debate legislation designed to reign in gas prices. What's the most you've paid for gas so far this summer?"

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Posted at 09:26 AM/ET, 06/22/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()