Editorial: Tim Kaine For President

June 14, 2018 9:09 AM0 comments

If this turns out to the first formal newspaper endorsement in the upcoming 2020 Presidential election, then so be it. We would be proud to have such a distinction because we are so solid and centered in our choice. It isn’t due just to the fact that Sen. Tim Kaine […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 13, 2018 8:48 PM0 comments

The strains of “We Shall Overcome” rang out over Lee Highway last Saturday. With a crowd of some 90 assembled across from the old Cherrydale firehouse, the good citizens of Cherrydale witnessed the fruits of their decision to combine their 125th anniversary celebration with an addition to Arlington’s civil rights […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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While we all are celebrating the passage of the new state budget which expands Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 400,000 uninsured working Virginians, and thus allows us to increase funding in education and mental health, while raising the salaries of teachers, first responders and state employees with the resulting savings. […]

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Guest Commentary: Could Falls Church be the Next Ellicott City?

June 7, 2018 1:10 PM0 comments

By Jason Widstrom The recent flooding and resulting damage in Ellicott City, Maryland, made headlines across the country. After seeing images of the devastation, it’s hard not to wonder, “Could this happen in my backyard?” As the City of The City of Falls Church’s stormwater engineer, I’m here to answer […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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With the past weeks’ heavy rains, it’s hard to believe that summertime activities are just around the corner. Everything’s a bit soggy, but a few days of sunshine should return our parks and playgrounds into usable condition. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of summer programs, including free […]

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Editorial: In F.C., Make Growth Personal

June 6, 2018 7:14 PM0 comments

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter once again cautioned his colleagues on the Falls Church City Council that he didn’t have any inside information, but that he felt it was important to underscore the fact that if either or both — Amazon and/or Apple — chose Northern Virginia for new secondary […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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On May 30, the General Assembly passed a bipartisan budget bill that included Medicaid expansion for hundreds of thousands of Virginians in need of access to healthcare. This was a long-overdue legislative action, and helps lift the burden from those who often have to decide between managing a chronic illness […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington schools reached a pivot point May 31 on the angry issue of whether to rename Washington-Lee High School. As the last agenda item in an otherwise-routine four-hour school board meeting, staff formally presented proposed general guidance on selecting school names. Tacked on was language that many protesting W-L alumni […]

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Guest Commentary: The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is More Than Music

May 31, 2018 2:51 PM0 comments

By Nikki Graves Henderson Twenty five years ago the, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation began a music festival that took place in June at what is now the Tinner Hill Historic Site located on Tinner Hill Road and S. Washington Street. The event was originally conceived to highlight businesses near Tinner […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Short-term rentals, or short-term lodging, known familiarly and commercially as Airbnb, VRBO and other online platforms, are the subject of a proposed Short-Term Lodging Ordinance being considered by the Fairfax County Planning Commission. Short-term lodging (STL) is not a new phenomenon, but one that has expanded broadly as part of […]

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