Guest Commentary: After 13 Years, Creative Cauldron Has Built Solid Roots

February 19, 2015 9:48 AM0 comments

By Laura Hull “It is idle having planted an acorn in the morning to expect that afternoon to sit by the shade of the oak.” That has remained one of my favorite quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of the children’s story, The Little Prince. I’ve remembered it often […]

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Editorial: Teacher, Don’t Leave Our Kids Alone

February 18, 2015 6:45 PM14 comments

Although we’ve never presumed that the weekly poll question in the News-Press resembles anything like a scientific measurement of anything, with the only constraint being that only one vote can be recorded per computer, we hope the questions are thought-provoking and worthy of stimulating conversation. This week’s question goes to […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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The always quick pace in Virginia’s part time legislature went into serious overdrive last week as the General Assembly reached the “Crossover” deadline for each house to wrap up action on its own bills. On Monday, Feb. 9, the House of Delegates considered 270 pieces of legislation in one floor […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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A sharp-eyed exercise to decode the 2014 elections in Arlington unfolded Feb. 11 at the nonpartisan Committee of 100 – delivering insights on everything from the streetcar to the talent pool to our county’s peculiarities. Most thrilled with the voters’ verdict was Matt Wavro, chair of the Arlington Republican Committee. […]

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Guest Commentary: Much to Learn From Jefferson’s Diverse Family

February 12, 2015 12:02 PM3 comments

By Zachary Diener Some historians argue that Thomas Jefferson’s careful control over the activity of his slaves, and their constant occupation in labor, reflects profit-maximizing behavior. Others disagree, referencing the immense amount of debt he owed upon his death, as evidence that profit was not the primary object of his daily […]

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Editorial: The Importance of Income Parity

February 11, 2015 7:56 PM1 comment

The news reported by a consultant to Falls Church City Hall last week, and spelled out to the City Council, was that for a mere $64,712 in the coming fiscal year, all City employee positions will be fully comparable, in terms of compensation levels, with those of the City’s surrounding […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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The General Assembly is approaching “Crossover” for the 2015 legislative session. Crossover – February 11 – is the deadline for the Senate and House of Delegates to approve bills from their respective chambers that will be sent to the other body. In the House, many hundreds of pieces of legislation […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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When Maywood neighborhood “Mayor” Bob McAtee died last September at 100, his title as most-senior life-long Arlingtonian could pass to John Moore. The 96-year-old—who told me he knew fellow Washington-Lee High School alum McAtee—also lived and worked for nine decades within one square Arlington mile. Moore was born at his […]

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Guest Commentary: Contacting or Visiting the Arlington Circuit Court

February 5, 2015 12:07 PM1 comment

By Paul Ferguson I have had the privilege of serving the residents of the City of Falls Church for the last seven years as Clerk of the Circuit Court. I have enjoyed meeting many of you when you have come to the Courthouse for Jury Duty, to obtain a marriage […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The word “diverse” is used often to describe the character and demographics of Mason District and Fairfax County today, but a look back at the history of this area reflects the fact that this area has long been “diverse.” We have more languages, faiths, and ethnicities represented today, but the […]

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