By Mary Gavin Everyone has been riveted in the wake of violence, loss of life and discord around the world. The speed in which information is disseminated and shared via social media makes the world a much smaller place. The pace in which these catastrophes occur gives people feelings of […]
Every few years, Fairfax County conducts a Human Services Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of residents...
It is like a nuclear explosion hit downtown Falls Church yesterday. But instead of blowing things apart, it’s pulled...
Welcome to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, said the roadside greeting in Northampton County. My wife and I used a vacation...
Sadly, it’s happened again. An attack on public safety officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ended with three officers dead and others fighting for their lives in the hospital. Once again, Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler conducted a department-wide conference call to make certain that all Fairfax County officers, and […]Read more ›
When the children at the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center heard that an important person was coming to visit Tuesday morning, they were excited and full of questions. What does Congressman Beyer do? Will he play with us or have a snack? I explained that he was part of the government […]Read more ›
American and global culture lost a compassionate and moral giant Tuesday with the untimely passing of the Rev. John Deckenback, the Central Atlantic Conference minister of the most progressive among Protestant denominations, the United Church of Christ. Deckenback, as we are sure he would have preferred, “died with his boots […]Read more ›
Earlier this week prefiling of bills resumed for the 2017 House of Delegates Session. The House Majority Caucus decided to highlight the introduction of HB 1392, a duplicate version of a measure Governor McAuliffe vetoed in 2016, which would put guns in the hands of civilians inside our schools. It’s […]Read more ›
My recent screeds against arrogant pedestrians in crosswalks who seem to taunt drivers drew varied reactions. “Roads are for cars,” said one friend. Another said he actually maneuvers his car to gently “brush back” pedestrians who challenge him on ownership of those uncontrolled stripes, each seeking to “educate” the other […]Read more ›
By Debra Z. Roth What does it mean to be humane? In this maddened world, is it enough to vote to enact and strengthen laws that help us reach and protect the American right to happiness or should we also dedicate at least a few hours a week to help […]Read more ›