Guest Commentary: Time to Move Forward With a New High School

November 9, 2017 1:33 PM0 comments

By Letty Hardi Virginia voter turnout on Tuesday was the highest in 20 years for a gubernatorial race, and Falls Church voters topped the statewide average with nearly 65 percent turnout, braving the cold and rain to your make voices heard. And we heard you. Elections reflect the values of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created the Police Civilian Review Panel, it included opportunities for the public to interact with the panel members and the Independent Auditor. The Inaugural Public Forums of the panel will begin next week, right here in Mason District, on Thursday, November 16, from […]

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Editorial: A Key Vote Of Confidence

November 8, 2017 8:27 PM0 comments

Voters in the City of Falls Church never cease to amaze us. If you look at the advancements in the Little City since, say, 1991 when the News-Press first broke onto the scene, you can attribute virtually all of them to how citizens here have cast their ballots on election […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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These days after Election Day are truly the days that Virginia Democrats can celebrate our surprising and gratifying election results. However, I caution my HOD colleagues to moderate their urges to dance in the end zone. Democrats in Virginia certainly have “caught the wind beneath our wings!” But, we need […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 7, 2017 3:03 PM0 comments

Our main library has a groaning shelf displaying books written by Arlington authors. The selection barely scratches the surface. Not only are there numerous newly published volumes by local scribes, I can think of five actually set in our hometown. In the fiction department, thriller writer Bill Schweigart recently added […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 2, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

The national spotlight has once again been turned on the Commonwealth. We are one of two states in the nation that will be electing a new governor, lt. governor and attorney general. Despite all the media coverage, millions of dollars in direct mail, and a plethora of polls that have […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, and Virginia voters are preparing to elect candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Also on the Fairfax County ballot are state delegate races and a school bond referendum. Registered voters may vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. […]

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Guest Commentary: Straight, White, Wealthy, Able-Bodied, Christian Male

9:30 AM0 comments

By The Reverend John Ohmer Dear reader, if you are LGBT, or a person of color, or economically poor, or female, or living with a disability, or Muslim or Jewish, or don’t identify with any faith tradition, thank you for reading, but please know that this plea is not directed […]

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Editorial: Nov. 7 Election Endorsements

November 1, 2017 10:19 PM0 comments

Next Tuesday, Nov. 7, there is a Virginia-wide general election, one of only two statewide elections in the U.S. this year. It is the first one since the controversial presidential election of a year ago when Hillary Clinton won Virginia but Donald Trump won the national Electoral College despite losing […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Can jailtime change a person for the better? I recently toured the Arlington County Detention Facility, accompanied by a committed manager of inmate programs and a self-made inspirational instructor. College professor Sly Young told me his tale of how the few hours a week he spends in the jail educating […]

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