Editorial: McAuliffe Should Veto the Budget

June 18, 2014 6:43 PM6 comments

In one of the slimier political moves in memory, a conservative Democrat in southern Virginia was persuaded to resign his job last week on the promise of some lucrative new employment for himself and his daughter. Sen. Phillip Puckett’s sudden resignation gave the Republicans a 20-19 majority in the Senate, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 17, 2014 1:30 PM1 comment

Arlington schools chief Patrick Murphy is ending the 2013-14 year with a bang. Last month, he was named superintendent of the year by statewide authorities (making him eligible for the national contest). Weeks later, Arlington Public Schools won the Medallion for Performance Excellence from the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality […]

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Guest Commentary: Questioning The Little City’s ‘Surface Tax’

June 12, 2014 11:05 AM1 comment

In its quest to remain on the cutting edge of the environmental movement, the Little City has now imposed a “stormwater fee” on non-organic surfaces.

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Editorial: Our Boss As a ‘Capital Pride Hero’

June 11, 2014 8:02 PM3 comments

Last Saturday, over 250,000 excited people lined the streets of Washington, D.C. to cheer, yell, shout and generally exude amazing enthusiasm for the annual Capital Gay Pride parade winding through streets in the northwest part of town. A part of the annual parade and festival has become the practice of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 10, 2014 12:06 PM1 comment

I was hit up by a stranger on Lee Highway last month. But instead of soliciting my money, he wanted my promise not to give money – to today’s mercenary political candidates. As Virginia’s 8th District voters headed for the polls in the June 10 primary to fill the seat of Rep. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:17 AM0 comments

The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force continues to gather information and refine recommendations for possible Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered later this year. As noted in this column many times, the Task Force was created in 2012 after a series of well-attended public workshops that, essentially, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 5, 2014 11:48 AM0 comments

The announced retirement, earlier this year, of veteran 8th District Congressman, Jim Moran, resulted in an open seat for the first time in a quarter-century. The primary election to select a Democratic candidate for Jim’s seat is next Tuesday, June 10. With seven candidates still on the ballot, down from […]

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Guest Commentary: Steve Sprague: A Gentle Giant & Gracious Man

11:23 AM0 comments

By Friends of Stephen Sprague (Ed. Note – The following comments were authored and assembled collectively by Falls Church City Councilman Phil Duncan, Citizens of a Better City chair Sally Ekfelt and F.C. Revenue Commissioner Tom Clinton, who delivered them at last Saturday’s funeral for long-time Falls Church resident Stephen […]

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Editorial: Tuesday’s Primary: Vote for Beyer

8:18 AM1 comment

No one can argue with almost three months to make their respective cases, that any of the seven surviving candidates didn’t have an ample opportunity to put their best feet forward and their make their best arguments for why Democrats voting in the primary next Tuesday should vote for them. […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

June 4, 2014 7:52 PM0 comments

Summer is right around the corner. VDOT recently sent out a report stating that it has filled some 79,000+ potholes in the Northern VA region. Does that tell you what kind of winter we had? Some of you may have noticed that work has begun on extending the north shoulder […]

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