Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2017 2:09 PM0 comments

Virginia has a part time legislature, with the House of Delegates and State Senate in session only in January and February, and every other year the first week of March. At least that’s the theory. There is certainly enough going on to keep me busy 40 hours a week or […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” That was the advice given by Police Captain David Smith last week when the county’s new Silver Shield program was launched at the Lincolnia Senior Center. Financial scams prey on all parts of the community, but older citizens are […]

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Editorial: The Upside of Fixing Old Racist Errors

September 20, 2017 9:33 PM0 comments

There is a significant added benefit to the process underway in Fairfax County now to change the name of the Falls Church-area J.E.B. Stuart High School, named for a Confederate general, which the county school board voted to do last month, and will review the balloting conducted last weekend to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 19, 2017 1:52 PM0 comments

Like many jurisdictions, Arlington is adjusting to the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown – but with its own twist. At the Arlington Committee of 100’s Sept. 13 dinner, three local specialists described the county’s approach to handling its estimated 17,000 undocumented residents – one that stays within the law but resists […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 14, 2017 2:55 PM0 comments

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area hosted a House of Delegates Candidate Forum on Monday. Questions were emailed or phoned in by the public. They covered a broad range of topics, all important to consider before voting. election. Here is a sample of the questions and my […]

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Guest Commentary: City to Introduce New Voting Equipment in November

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By David B. Bjerke and the F.C. Electoral Board Falls Church City voters will find something new when they go to the polls on November 7 — new voting equipment. It’s part of a Virginia-wide effort to improve election security throughout the Commonwealth, and the City’s Electoral Board and I […]

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Editorial: F.C. Ministers Stand Together Vs. Racism

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An unprecedented coming together of pastors and ministry leaders in the Falls Church area has coalesced behind a strongly-worded statement expressing, it says, “with a unified voice, our sorrow over the tragic events in Charlottesville,” underscoring “the broken state of our commonwealth, our country and the world.” The group joins […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The recent catastrophic storms in Texas and Florida were covered by news media to an extent rarely seen, and brought human suffering and property damage up close, even though we are thousands of miles away from the disaster scenes. Nonetheless, most residents know that similar storms, inevitably, could have the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 12, 2017 2:41 PM0 comments

Herewith some fresh details on one of Arlington’s most famous – and vanished – historic homes. Falls Grove, built in 1852 near the intersection of N. Glebe Rd. and Little Falls Rd., was the scene of luxury living and Civil War drama before its demolition in 1966. I’ve learned of […]

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Guest Commentary: Give Our Kids the Safe, Secure & Modern School They Need

September 7, 2017 1:27 PM0 comments

Summer is over, kids are back in school, and before we know it, Election Day will be here. In the City of Falls Church, we will be voting for governor as well as school board and city council on Election Day, but to my mind the most important question on […]

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