Guest Commentary: We Need Safe Schools, Now More Than Ever

April 13, 2017 2:42 PM0 comments

By Josh Israel Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a bipartisan resolution supporting diversity in the county and affirming its commitment to safe schools. Amid a terrifying national surge of threats and hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and those who identify as […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Fairfax County has long been recognized as a welcoming and inclusive jurisdiction, a place where our growing and diverse population contributes to the fabric and culture of our community in many ways, seen and unseen. At its regular meeting on April 4, the Board of Supervisors reaffirmed that commitment unanimously, […]

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Editorial: Taxes Will Need To Rise

April 12, 2017 8:36 PM0 comments

This is a “glass half full versus empty” gut check time for citizens of the City of Falls Church. Yes, a lot of money is going to need to be spent to bring all four of the K-12 schools in the City from the brink of crumbling. The condition of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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On April 11, Dr. Ike Koziol wrote in a letter to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Governor Terry McAuliffe recently pushed our state legislature to expand Medicaid, and the House of Delegates rejected it. This would have allowed about 400,000 Virginians to obtain some form of medical insurance coverage under the Affordable […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 11, 2017 1:50 PM0 comments

Our hometown joined others around the nation April 6 to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into what we now call World War I. As some 60 officials and citizens gathered in the county building (a rain threat canceled plans to assemble at the war memorial in Clarendon), […]

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Guest Commentary: Trump Budget’s Effects on Local Government

April 6, 2017 1:14 PM0 comments

The preliminary budget released by the Trump Administration provides a good picture of how the Administration would cut federal programs, if allowed to do so by Congress and the public. While not final until enacted, this budget document deserves serious examination, especially given the Administration’s promises to reduce federal employment, […]

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