The Unfathomable, Part 2

January 27, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

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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Guest Commentary: Virginia’s Sensible Health Care Reform Plan

January 21, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

By Sean Connaughton Health care is everywhere these days. It’s a hot topic in national, state and local politics. With all that talk, it can be tough to cut through rhetoric that unfortunately has become polarizing since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. What I’d like you to do […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors began its “LOBs” review on Tuesday, the first of many day-long budget meetings that will examine what the county does, and how well it is done. LOBs stands for Lines of Business, and the LOBs exercise is the first step in a multi-year process […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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The 2016 General Assembly session is underway. This year is a long session, lasting 60 days, during which the General Assembly will pass a biennial state budget based largely on the budget proposed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. We will also hold committee meetings and subcommittee meetings to consider more than […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 20, 2016 7:43 PM0 comments

Down in Richmond, the General Assembly will soon renew its stalemated debate over whether to expand Medicaid for 170,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act. In preparation, three health policy heavy-hitters gathered Jan. 13 at the Arlington Committee of 100 to highlight the local impact of our health system’s […]

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The Unfathomable

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By Samuel Waters I sit on the sofa again today. This time not nestled in pillows, rather suffocating into them. I’m trapped. I couldn’t move if I tried, and what would be the point anyway? My lungs would just shake feebly as they try to take air into the ever […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 14, 2016 10:09 AM0 comments

In 2008, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors endorsed a ten-year plan to end homelessness in the county. The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) was created to reach goals set forth in the plan, and a governing board was appointed to expand the reach into the non-profit community […]

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Guest Commentary: A Young Man’s Hand-to-Hand Combat for Life

January 13, 2016 11:13 PM0 comments

By Samuel Waters I guess every human being experiences a moment in their life where they feel lost. A time when it feels like there’s no way of going back and that the only option is to move forward, except they can’t find the damn door. A cyclical state-of-being where […]

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Editorial: Joe Biden’s New War on Cancer

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A poignant and historically important moment in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama came when he injected the following into his remarks: “Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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Poised to begin my seventh year in the House of Delegates, I am optimistic for working Virginians. The Obama-McConnell-Ryan budget deal signed last year ends sequestration and will definitely boost the economy. One fact that we politicians in Richmond often ignore is that Virginia’s prosperity has been more attributable to […]

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