Editorial: No Height Limit Should Be Imposed

May 10, 2018 9:31 AM0 comments

There’s really no doubt about it. The roster of development teams that has stepped up to compete for the West Falls Church economic development project is like a team that, metaphorically speaking, could take LeBron to a Game 7. But of course they’re not going to be working together that […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 9, 2018 6:25 PM0 comments

I begin this column with a quote from the inspirational leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “The time is always right to do the right thing.” This is never more true than it is today. Advocacy is not a single effort, but a consistent effort over time. Let your opinion […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The national became local in Arlington last week. The Trump administration’s bid to streamline agencies bumped up against the human factor on May 3 as the Social Security Administration’s quiet plan to close its Arlington field office. That provoked a demo. I watched as 60-70 mostly union protesters chanted “Not […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church Home to Launch of New Diplomacy TV Series

May 3, 2018 1:10 PM0 comments

By Carol Loftur-Thun I’ve always wondered why Falls Church is known as “The Little City.” It reminds of the “Little Engine That Could,” and Falls Church City is so much more than a place that “could”—it’s a place that “does.” And does it big. A case in point is the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Multi-modal is today’s phrase used to describe the menu of options available for transportation — roadways, mass transit, light rail, sidewalks, bike lanes, trails — all public improvements that answer the needs of the community to get from one place to another, whether on foot, or some sort of vehicular […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The most essential responsibility entrusted to state legislators is to be good stewards of public funds. State funds to operate government come from the citizens and should be prudently spent on infrastructure and other core services that enhance our quality of life. This past March, the General Assembly dropped the […]

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Editorial: The Wisdom of Cooperation

May 2, 2018 7:07 PM0 comments

Comes the news that the chief honchos of all three “DMV” (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) jurisdictions constituting the five or six million living in what is also known as the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, have gotten their heads together to forge a united front in the effort […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 1, 2018 5:59 PM0 comments

County police on April 20 posted a request for tips from the public to help catch an armed suspect in an attempted rape near Arlington Mill. The next day, using a description assembled from witnesses, surveillance units spotted Jermaine Johnson fleeing a residence, and he was arrested and charged. That’s […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Help Improve the Mental Well-Being of Americans

April 26, 2018 12:23 PM0 comments

By Debra Z. Roth What do you do when you see a child you don’t know moping alone on his or her front porch? What about a student being bullied at school ― who needs help, the student or the bully? Both. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May […]

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Editorial: Was Falls Church Being Misled?

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For our money, it was a laudable outcome at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting when the Council wound up voting 7-0 on three ordinances to set the budget for the coming fiscal year. Yes, there are a lot of competing issues, and it is the task of our elected […]

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