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4 Minimum Wage Bills Fall in Va. House

January 27, 2016 7:59 PM0 comments

The Virginia House of Delegates Commerce and Labor Subcommittee effectively killed four bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia, and one bill that would have guaranteed paid sick leave for employees of certain businesses. This was one in a series of party-line votes. Northern Virginia lawmakers Ken […]

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Va. Senate Clears Equal Rights Amendment

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On Wednesday, the Equal Rights Amendment cleared the floor of the Virginia Senate for the fifth time in six years. Sponsored by Senator Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax), the bill passed 21-19 on a near-party line vote with most Senate Republicans opposed​. Speaking to the bill on the Senate floor, Sen. Surovell […]

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Housing Protection Bill Advances

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A handful of Virginia Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed on something today: LGBT people deserve protections if they work for the state and they shouldn’t be discriminated against when trying to find a place to live. S.B. 12 would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the list of protected […]

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Va. Senate Committee Kills Gun Retailers Bill

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The Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted kill a bill patroned by State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), that would allow localities to prevent firearm retailers from operating within 1,000 feet of a school’s property. Firearm retailers are allowed through an exception in federal law to operate within the 1,000 […]

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Editorial: City of F.C. Wrestles ‘Snowzilla’

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Twice in the last six months, the venerable New Yorker magazine dedicated its venerable cover to the subject of climate change with cartoons, one last July depicting an elevated old New York subway track with its pylons underwater, and one this month showing the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, with […]

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F.C. League of Women Voters Register Mustang

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The Falls Church League of Women Voters’ Service Committee registered voters at George Mason High School on Thursday, Jan. 21. Students who will be 18 by the November 8 presidential election are also eligible to vote in the March 1 primary. Mustangs registered to vote outside of the cafeteria at […]

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The Unfathomable, Part 2

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By Samuel Waters Second of a two-part column Why were all of these answers similarly insufficient for me to fully believe in a life after death with God? What was more, these adults who were guiding me in spiritual wisdom didn’t come across as particularly scientific in the way they […]

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Falls Church City Schools Closed Again Thursday

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City of Falls Church Public Schools will be closed for a fourth consecutive day as it was announced today they will be closed again Thursday, January 28.

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F.C. Residents Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

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Several Falls Church residents recently earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation. Sophia DeLeo and Noah Saberhagen made the dean’s list at the University of Hartford. Jacob King, a political science major at Oklahoma State University, made the president’s honor roll at the university, where students […]

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F.C. League of Women Voters Forum Rescheduled

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Due to inclement weather, the League of Women of Falls Church’s National Issues Forum on money in politics has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 31 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street. The keynote speaker will be Tara Malloy, deputy executive […]

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