Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 14, 2017 6:46 PM0 comments

I spent most of primary Tuesday this week standing in front of polling places introducing myself to constituents, thanking them for participating in this important election, and encouraging them to cast their votes for my endorsed candidates, Ralph Northam for Governor and Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor. After casting my […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 13, 2017 3:39 PM0 comments

It may have been the quietest rollout of a tax hike ever in what conservatives call “The People’s Republic of Arlington.” This spring, the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office got its quacks-like-a-ducks lined up to begin charging a 7.25 percent transient occupancy tax (informally called the hotel tax) to guests staying […]

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Guest Commentary: Fighting for Progressive, Democratic Values

June 8, 2017 1:20 PM0 comments

By Ralph Northam On June 13, Virginia Democrats will have an important choice to make. With President Trump in the White House threatening our values, Virginia’s next governor needs to be a brick wall on the things we care about most – I’m ready for that fight. I’ve been fighting […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Tuesday, June 13, is Primary Election Day for all of Virginia, as candidates from both major parties vie for nomination for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Your local polling place will be open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Under Virginia law, you must present a valid photo ID […]

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Editorial: Ralph Northam For Governor

June 7, 2017 9:19 PM0 comments

As usual in such lower-profile elections, the outcome of next Tuesday’s primary in Virginia will be determined by turnout, or lack thereof. Virginia is in a very precarious position in this very precarious political era right now. Danger and opportunity are more vivid than ever here. When you take into […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The Civil War continues to reverberate around Arlington, known during that conflict as Alexandria County. Though our resident ancestors hosted no battles, Arlington was a vital strategic defense line and thoroughfare to epic points south. There was no shortage of local drama in the 1860s. This May 20, the county […]

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Guest Commentary: To ‘Jam a Stick into the Wheel’ of Injustice

June 1, 2017 1:18 PM0 comments

I’ve been the Rector of The Falls Church Episcopal since 2012, shortly after the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Episcopalians could return to their property after a six-year lawsuit over ownership. Those who have heard me preach know I tend not to preach “topical” sermons, and almost never preach “politics from […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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It’s June already, and time for Fairfax County’s annual salute to the Lords and Ladies Fairfax, volunteers selected by each member of the Board of Supervisors for their positive efforts to serve our large and diverse community. The Lords and Ladies moniker reflects the beginnings of the county, named for […]

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Editorial: More Incentive For Growth

May 31, 2017 8:16 PM0 comments

With the higher than earlier thought cost estimates for a new George Mason High School presented by consultants to the Falls Church School Board Tuesday night, the need to find and provide “the highest and best use” for the commercial component of the site becomes even more urgent. Revenues from […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

8:13 PM0 comments

In less than two weeks, Virginians will have the opportunity to select the final two contenders for Governor as well as Lt. Governor. My choice is clear all the way to the general election in November — Ralph Northam. Dr. Northam has the experience and temperament for the office and […]

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