Editorial: A Blowout For Democracy

November 16, 2017 11:00 AM0 comments

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since one of the most demonstrative elections in the history of the U.S., such a full-throated rejection of Trumpism, its demagogic effects, its rejection of the rule of law and reason, of the role of a free press in a democracy, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The “blue wave” in Virginia’s elections last week surprised many, since Democrats, for the second consecutive time, won all three statewide races – Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. As in the 2013 statewide election, urban and suburban areas tended to be blue, while rural areas stayed red. Northern Virginia, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 15, 2017 9:27 PM0 comments

I was always the crazy one Who broke into the stadium… How do you like me now How do you like me now Now that I’m on my way Do you still think I’m crazy standing here today? — Toby Keith, “How Do You Like Me Now?” All the votes […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 14, 2017 3:06 PM0 comments

Fear, loss of livelihood, hunger, separation from loved ones. That’s what the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown has brought to a slice of Arlington residents. Passionate testimony on their behalf was delivered Nov. 8 at the Arlington Public Schools Career Center after a dinner served by culinary arts students. The event […]

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Guest Commentary: Time to Move Forward With a New High School

November 9, 2017 1:33 PM0 comments

By Letty Hardi Virginia voter turnout on Tuesday was the highest in 20 years for a gubernatorial race, and Falls Church voters topped the statewide average with nearly 65 percent turnout, braving the cold and rain to your make voices heard. And we heard you. Elections reflect the values of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created the Police Civilian Review Panel, it included opportunities for the public to interact with the panel members and the Independent Auditor. The Inaugural Public Forums of the panel will begin next week, right here in Mason District, on Thursday, November 16, from […]

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Editorial: A Key Vote Of Confidence

November 8, 2017 8:27 PM0 comments

Voters in the City of Falls Church never cease to amaze us. If you look at the advancements in the Little City since, say, 1991 when the News-Press first broke onto the scene, you can attribute virtually all of them to how citizens here have cast their ballots on election […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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These days after Election Day are truly the days that Virginia Democrats can celebrate our surprising and gratifying election results. However, I caution my HOD colleagues to moderate their urges to dance in the end zone. Democrats in Virginia certainly have “caught the wind beneath our wings!” But, we need […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 7, 2017 3:03 PM0 comments

Our main library has a groaning shelf displaying books written by Arlington authors. The selection barely scratches the surface. Not only are there numerous newly published volumes by local scribes, I can think of five actually set in our hometown. In the fiction department, thriller writer Bill Schweigart recently added […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 2, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

The national spotlight has once again been turned on the Commonwealth. We are one of two states in the nation that will be electing a new governor, lt. governor and attorney general. Despite all the media coverage, millions of dollars in direct mail, and a plethora of polls that have […]

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