Editorial: Welcoming Amazon

November 15, 2018 7:12 AM0 comments

For our money (although we don’t have as much of it as Jeff Bezos by a very long shot), we are thrilled by the announcement that Amazon will be bringing half of its HQ2 expansion to Northern Virginia. Given the rate that the region has been growing overall, and that […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 14, 2018 7:11 PM0 comments

Election night 2018 reminded me a lot of Election night 2017, only on a larger scale. In Virginia we love elections so much we have them every year, and so in 2017 we were the first place in the country to hold elections during the Trump presidency. Democrats did remarkably […]

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Our Man in Arlington

7:09 PM0 comments

Nearly 150 of us bundled up on this chilly Veterans Day Sunday to pack the sliver that is Clarendon Park for Arlington’s marking of the 100th anniversary of the end of the “war to end all wars.” Somber reflective remarks and rituals combined with light lyrics of “Over There” sung […]

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Guest Commentary: Fertilize More Efficiently to Benefit the Environment

November 8, 2018 1:49 PM0 comments

By Lynton S. Land Despite decades of concern, beginning seriously with the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1977, water quality improvement in the Chesapeake Bay after 40 years is disappointingly small. Most of the action has been focused on reducing urban point-source pollution — wastewater treatment plants, that […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

There are few court actions that generate happy tears, but when a judge signs the final adoption papers, tears will flow every time, sometimes from the judge, too. The courtroom came to the Fairfax County Government Center last Saturday, as the celebration of November as Adoption Awareness Month was highlighted […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 7, 2018 8:07 PM0 comments

It’s a drizzly gray Saturday morning in October, and a squad of eight volunteers have “invaded” the South Arlington home of Hattie Johnson, age 99. They’ve come armed not with weapons but tool chests, handyman know-how and personal commitment to something larger than themselves. Their t-shirts show they’re part of […]

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Editorial: Virginia’s Historic Election Outcome

7:47 PM0 comments

Virginia deserves enormous credit for its role in this week’s electoral outcome nationally, epitomizing the much wider trend to repudiate all the excessive misogyny, discrimination and attacks on core U.S. institutions, such as the media, that the current Republican leadership across the Potomac represents, and nobody deserves more credit for […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

7:45 PM0 comments

As a member of the Joint Health Care Commission, I requested a two year study on the Medical Aid in Dying legislation being adopted by a notable number of states across the country. My question was: What has been the outcome of this legislation? Is this a step that we […]

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Guest Commentary: Shaping the Future Leaders of Our Little City

November 1, 2018 11:30 AM0 comments

By Hannah Jordan Raising kids — the responsible, caring, and well-adjusted kind — is a daunting task, especially in this fast-paced age of social media, video games, affluence and political divisions. Parents and children can feel overwhelmed by the constant news coverage which often instills fear and leads to immobilization […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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I am at a loss for words trying to address the crisis this nation is facing. Bombs being sent to elected officials, including former presidents, people being gunned down in their sacred place of worship… enough! Let this country come together in peace. Stop the now daily experience of violence […]

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