Editorial: ‘Looking a Gift Horse In the Mouth’

March 19, 2014 9:49 PM4 comments

If we were running Falls Church, and were faced with the need to shove another big real estate tax increase down the throats of our citizens, on top of a nine percent increase in the assessed values of that real estate, and with a whole new financial burden on our […]

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Our Man in Arlington

3:07 PM1 comment

In politics today, he who controls the website controls the debate. Or so it seemed last week when the network of Arlington parents with kids in the H-B Woodlawn “hippie high school” program experienced a strangely unilateral airbrushing of their portion of the school’s online platform. Suddenly vanished on Friday […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 13, 2014 12:29 PM0 comments

Fairfax County’s FY2015 proposed budget brings additional scrutiny to some well-known county departments, including public safety, which is a core mission for local governments. Fairfax County’s crime rate is among the lowest in the nation for jurisdictions of our size. The average time for police response to a Top Priority […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 12, 2014 8:04 PM0 comments

Entering the final week of my fifth session of the House of Delegates, I am concerned that partisan politics is about to inflict lasting harm on citizens of the Commonwealth. The Republican majority in the House has made it abundantly clear that there is no room for compromise on the […]

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Editorial: Schools & Home Value Growth

7:27 PM3 comments

Now that Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields has presented the parameters for the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, the sticker shock has begun settling in. The deliberations between now and when the budget needs to be adopted by the City Council ought to be focused and clarifying, and not in […]

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Church Defectors Acted Immorally

3:27 PM5 comments

If Monday’s nationally-important U.S. Supreme Court decision stands for nothing else, it does when it comes to indiscriminate and erroneous major media references to so-called “people of faith.” The Supremes let the lower court ruling stand, finally settling the dispute over ownership of the property of the historic Falls Church […]

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Guest Commentary: My First Session in Virginia’s General Assembly

9:27 AM0 comments

The 2014 General Assembly session, my first as a member of the House of Delegates, adjourned on Saturday. We will reconvene in a special session to finish the budget on March 24, 2014. Although I entered this first session with no seniority and as a member of a body where […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 11, 2014 10:03 AM0 comments

In my boyhood neighborhood of Cherrydale, there’s a name renowned for decades as a volunteer fire fighter, shopkeeper, Christmas party Santa and repository of local history. Marvin Binns, 79, may have spent more time than any living soul at the 19th-century Cherrydale Firehouse (before it was rebuilt and modernized two […]

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Guest Commentary: Virginia Small Businesses Hit Hard by Extreme Weather

March 6, 2014 12:22 PM2 comments

By Allison Abney A scientific opinion poll the Small Business Majority released this week shows Virginia small employers have experienced a significant financial impact due to extreme weather, with 59 percent temporarily shutting their doors and nearly 1 in 5 having to lay off workers. A policy paper also being […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:09 AM2 comments

In a normal year, release of the proposed Fairfax County budget signals an end to winter and transition into spring. That doesn’t seem to be the case this year, as winter retains its icy grip on the region well into March. Preliminary budget discussions aren’t much warmer, as the county […]

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