Petula Dvorak

10/16/2014 - 3:58pm

    They are a small society, bound by tragedy.

    When a child goes missing, few people can fathom the awful wait, the filling in of blanks, the nightmares. There aren't many who can relate to the horror that Hannah Graham's family is living...

09/11/2014 - 2:10pm

    In Virginia, a hot-dog cart, a nail salon and a pet shop require more licensing and regulation than some of the places that care for our tiniest, most vulnerable humans.

    The booming business of...

09/04/2014 - 1:22pm

    In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore's big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe casino this week to begin the city's renaissance. Again.

    "Horseshoe brings the promise...

09/04/2014 - 1:01pm

    Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer - swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle's commercial salmon fishing boat, endless popsicles - the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own Washington, D.C...

08/28/2014 - 3:30pm

    Gov. Bob McDonnell has, apparently, mistaken Judge James R. Spencer for his marriage counselor.

    The former governor of Virginia seems to have forgotten he is on trial for public corruption and is...

08/07/2014 - 3:00pm

    There are no innocents among the star characters in Courtroom 7000, where the former governor of Virginia and his wife are standing trial in a federal public-corruption case.

     The prime players are all manipulators - the helmet-haired politician who once aspired...

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