Editorial: Why We’ve Supported F.C. Schools So Much

March 11, 2015 6:34 PM2 comments

Over the years, reasonable folks have asked why it seems every year the News-Press takes the side of the School System in its tangles with the City Council to get the funding it feels it needs to sustain what is now almost universally recognized as one of the premiere school […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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Open Letter to Governor McAuliffe: I am in complete support of the intent of the ethics reform bill HB 2070. However, after careful reading of the final version which was presented at the end of the very last day of this session, I have serious concerns about a number of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 10, 2015 12:53 PM1 comment

Arlington’s talented pool of painters is peopled by joiners as well as loners. Among the latter—and among the most commercially successful artists nationwide—is longtime Arlingtonian Paul McGehee. Known for his deeply researched historical flavor, McGehee has sold hundreds of oils in his “luminist” style. His works hang in the collections […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church City: Just a Little Bit Quirky?

March 5, 2015 10:55 AM2 comments

By Ken Feltman First, thank you to Peg Willingham, chair of the Falls Church City Democrats, for her kind words about the GOP in her Feb. 26 News-Press Commentary. The simple fact is, without her predecessor, Betty Coll, the Community Issues Forum would never have become reality. Today, over a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:48 AM1 comment

Power point presentations often can be long and wordy, but they also can outline and explain difficult issues with more clarity than the usual narrative does. Plenty of power point graphs were on display at the joint Fairfax County Board of Supervisors/School Board meeting about the proposed FY 16 budget […]

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Editorial: Kick Ayn Rand Out Of Falls Church

March 4, 2015 8:59 PM12 comments

To paraphrase a real estate agent quoted elsewhere in this edition, “There are two things that people recoil from: new ideas and higher taxes.” In both cases, immediate knee-jerk reactions need to be tempered by a deliberate exercise of reason, something that seems to be in short supply in national […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The General Assembly concluded its regular business last week, a day ahead of schedule. This in itself was great progress considering the 2014 special session ended minutes prior to the opening of the 2015 legislative session. Despite attempts to better manage the number of bills introduced in a short 45-day […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 3, 2015 3:45 PM1 comment

Arlington became a little less hip last Saturday at 11:20 p.m. It happened on the top floor of Ballston Common, when 40 improv players dressed in blue and black paraded out like in a Fellini movie to applaud spectators after the final performance at the Comedy Spot. The edgy club […]

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Guest Commentary: Civic Engagement is a Hallmark of Falls Church

February 26, 2015 11:05 AM0 comments

By Peg Willingham When I had the honor of becoming the chairperson of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee a few months ago, I thought I knew what to expect: working with dedicated volunteers to engage voters to support our party’s candidates. What I did not expect, however, was the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Fairfax County Executive Ed Long presented his proposed FY2016 budget last week, kicking off the lengthy annual exercise that reviews and revises priorities and services for all Fairfax County residents and businesses. In his presentation to the Board on a day when, ironically, county offices were closed due to a […]

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