It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories Washingtonians are talking about ––from a rollback on federal health care subsidies to the name change of a Virginia high school named after a Confederate general.
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- Marcel Acosta Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission
- Thomas Luebke Secretary, Commission of Fine Arts
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