Our Man in Arlington

August 17, 2016 12:54 PM0 comments

Dueling flyers are blanketing homes around Westover in these dog days of August. The anonymous one warned sternly against a proposal to designate Westover Village as an historic district. Current and “future owners of your property are at risk of losing certain property rights very soon,” it declared. “Those include […]

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Guest Commentary: The Impact of Local Environmental Activism

August 11, 2016 1:30 PM0 comments

By Bryan Ricketts, Dan Sehlhorst & Thu Trinh Climate change is often viewed as too catastrophic to comprehend, too wonky to understand, and too political to discuss. But across Virginia, many are actively combating this view by taking local action to preserve the health, security, and economy of the Commonwealth. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A comment by a gentleman attending a recent free summer concert at Mason District Park focused on senior citizens. The performers played a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other music from the 60s and 70s, much to the delight of the mostly older audience. The gentleman’s comment, thanking me […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 10, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

The summer of 2016 is emerging as a disappointment for Republican legislatures that have passed legislation restricting their constituents’ right to vote. With jaw-dropping consistency, Courts composed of both moderate and conservative jurists across the country have concluded that the argument that widespread voter fraud necessitates enacting voting restrictions is […]

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Editorial: On Newspapers: ‘Content is King’

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Social commentator and humorist John Oliver struck a nerve on his HBO weekly show, Last Week Tonight, on Sunday night, devoting a full 19-minute segment to a starkly precise commentary on the demise of the U.S. newspaper industry, spiced as the best conveyances of such harsh realities often are, with […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 9, 2016 4:45 PM0 comments

One of our county’s most horrific crimes, a half-century ago, was just confirmed as an open case at the Arlington Police Department. The brutal beating of Brenda Sue Pennington, in January 1965, drew coverage for years from the Evening Star (front page), The Washington Post, the Northern Virginia Sun and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 4, 2016 10:25 AM0 comments

Did you know there is a parking lot over I-66 inside the Beltway? No, it’s not on I-66; Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School parking lot straddles multiple lanes of the interstate, and that was the location of Monday’s announcement, by Governor Terry McAuliffe, of tolling infrastructure that will begin construction this […]

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Guest Commentary: Time to End Prior Review at George Mason High

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By the Lasso Editorial Board “The Board seeks to educate young people in the democratic tradition, to foster a recognition of individual freedom and social responsibility, to inspire meaningful awareness of and respect for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” So begins Falls Church City Public Schools School Board Policy […]

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Editorial: Nobody Saying ‘No’ To Thinking Big

August 3, 2016 7:32 PM0 comments

Next week comes a rare midsummer night’s joint meeting of the two most weighty City of Falls Church democratically assembled bodies, the City Council and School Board. It is the first effort since both bodies decided to revert back to square one on the important issue of how to develop […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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Summer is well on its way and Labor Day is just a little more than a month away. The public school year will begin on September 6. Our colleges and universities begin their academic year even earlier To prepare for the opening of school Virginia will host a sales tax […]

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