Our Man in Arlington

May 15, 2017 5:46 PM0 comments

I’m duty-bound to congratulate Erik Gutshall for his resounding win in the Democratic “firehouse primary” for county board last week. He achieved a victory that in the past has commonly gone to those who try a second time. And his prospects for winning the seat in full in November are […]

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Guest Commentary: Cottage Criticism is Just More NIMBY Opposition

May 11, 2017 11:31 AM0 comments

By Paul Barkley & Hal Lippman So…here we go again…yet another in the seemingly endless stream of NIMBY-inspired (Not in My Back Yard) opposition to proposed development projects of one stripe or another. While such opposition is understandable — and even inevitable — given our City’s small size and likelihood […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:59 AM0 comments

Maintenance of public infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams, ports, etc. – is challenging for government at all levels. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a periodic report that scores each state, and the scores are disappointing. The 2017 Report gives the nation, as a whole, a grade of […]

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Editorial: Development is Key To F.C.’s Future

May 10, 2017 7:30 PM0 comments

Here’s the dilemma: For all the ruffled feathers and cawing around town these days taking developers to task for a variety or real or imagined transgressions, the only losers in the event these developers are made to fail are the City’s kids. That’s right, the loss of revenue that will […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

7:05 PM0 comments

There are many different rankings of the states on various measures of performance, such as business economics and employment, educational access and outcomes, public health and overall effectiveness of government. Ballotpedia, a non-partisan online site that covers state government politics, compiles 19 of these measures into a single “State Quality […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 9, 2017 4:39 PM0 comments

I first encountered Keri Shull when I received one of her letters announcing, “A local builder in Arlington wants to buy your home.”Then I began noticing her smiling face on for-sale signs in front yards and huge ads on buses. Last month I visited Shull in her upper Rosslyn office, […]

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