Editorial: The News-Press Enters Its 24th Year

March 6, 2014 9:19 AM3 comments

According to a new poll, just over half of the U.S. newspaper audience still reads their local newspaper in print only, with no overlapping digital consumption. That’s according to a new survey of 150 U.S. media markets conducted for the Newspaper Association of America. Just four percent read their newspaper […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

March 5, 2014 3:09 PM0 comments

Winter Wonderland: It’s an appropriate observation of the season of the year, the weather, and this session of the General Assembly. This should be my last column from Richmond before the scheduled adjournment of the General Assembly. In my opinion, this session has proven to meet the standard of winter “wonderland” […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 4, 2014 11:39 AM1 comment

Like many trial balloons floated by Arlington’s governing bodies, this one set off alarm bells, even at the county school famous for having no bells at all. H-B Woodlawn, the unique grades 6 – 12 program now in its fifth decade as a nationally recognized modern version of ’60s student-powered […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 27, 2014 12:36 PM0 comments

The English poet John Donne (1572-1631) famously wrote “No man is an island…any man’s death diminishes me….” I’ve been thinking about that since getting the sad news, just before Christmas, that a beloved mentor, Bethine Church, had passed away. Few in Falls Church probably ever heard of Bethine, but she […]

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Guest Commentary: Our Work is Not Done in the War on Poverty

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By Ann Beltran There’s nothing like our rising property values to make us start believing we have passed beyond the Great Recession. And with legislative mainstays like Representatives Jim Moran and Frank Wolf opening up their seats for new minds to take on our next set of challenges, we experience […]

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Editorial: Options Still Open For the Budget

February 26, 2014 7:10 PM10 comments

Though they won’t cast their official votes until next Tuesday, members of the Falls Church School Board appeared to draw a line in the sand at their work session Tuesday night, unwilling to send a budget request to the City Council with less than a nine percent funding increase over […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 25, 2014 10:34 AM0 comments

If 90 percent of success is showing up, the odds favoring my own gasping efforts at physical fitness may have dropped a few points. Arlington’s Sport & Health club, home to body-perfectors at North Kirkwood Road and Washington Boulevard since 1977, just announced it will close its sweat-stained doors March 5. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 20, 2014 9:39 AM1 comment

Mason District is blessed with two – Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven Corners – of Fairfax County’s seven designated revitalization districts. All seven were the subject of discussion last week when the Board of Supervisors’ Revitalization Committee met to review the proposed FY 2015 Revitalization Work Plan. Collaboration worked well in […]

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Guest Commentary: Looking at the Proposed Falls Church School Budget

8:03 AM3 comments

By Dr. Toni Jones I am delighted to have an opportunity to not only thank our community for the continuous support of Falls Church City Public Schools, but to also say thank you to our staff and students who make the school system unique and special. Falls Church is a […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

February 19, 2014 7:03 PM1 comment

Every session of the General Assembly certain themes rise to the surface. As we near the half-way point of the 2014 Session, it is clear that one of this year’s themes is whether Virginia will accept billions of dollars in federal funds to close the health coverage gap. Not accepting […]

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