Every year, some 200,000 students are unable to attend college because they can’t afford the cost. But this week Congress is sending to the President’s desk legislation that provides the largest increase in college financial aid since the GI Bill of Rights of 1944. It will help millions of students […]
Reporting on state government Each year about this time, state agencies begin reporting data for the previous fiscal year. One such document prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation reports on the state and Federal funds expected to be dedicated to the maintenance of the highway system for next six […]
Leadership seemed to be the watchword at Tuesday’s debate between Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly, and his Republican challenger, Great Falls litigation attorney Gary Baise. The hour-long debate was sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Westin Tyson’s Hotel before a packed […]
Coming out of summer to busier times, the City of Falls Church’s business community finds itself confronted by not one, or two, but three cases where City Hall is contemplating putting it at a distinct disadvantage. Articles in this week’s edition deal with the City’s consideration of (1) a major […]
The following is Rep. Moran’s statement entered into the record this week in remembrance of the September 11th tragedy.
Social historians tell us that there are one or two events in each generation that almost everybody remembers vividly – exactly what they were doing at the time they learned of the event, and what they did during the rest of the day. Two in my generation were the assassination […]
A hot topic in state legislatures is universal health coverage. Tired of waiting for the Congress to take action, states are striking out on their own, most notably Massachusetts.
When you have a great story, it ought to be publicized. And Falls Church High School (FCHS) has a great story. The first chapters were told at the first annual community outreach breakfast that drew dozens of community and business leaders last Friday morning. Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts […]
We were delighted to hear the glowing report given by Falls Church Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry about the nine apartments designated as “teacher workforce housing” at the new Read Building on West Broad Street. In the proverbial nick of time, on the eve of the start of the new school […]
The military mission in Iraq is not worthy of our soldiers’ sacrifice. That became even clearer after my latest visit to Iraq, a congressional delegation trip with Reps. Ellen Tauscher of California and Jon Porter of Nevada.