Editorial: Will You Step Up For Your Local Paper?

September 20, 2018 8:45 AM0 comments

This is the brief period in each recent year that the Falls Church News-Press comes to its readers and supporters to ask for financial support. It is no mystery to anyone paying attention these days that print newspapers are suffering from drastic declines in revenues due to a variety of […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 19, 2018 5:53 PM0 comments

It’s that time of year when it’s still blazing hot outside, but the kids are back at school and all the stores are showcasing their Halloween and fall decorations. Makes it seem like time is passing way too fast. Another way you can tell it’s fall is that your beloved […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 18, 2018 2:09 PM0 comments

One of Arlington’s premier land-owning families, the Marceys, trace their roots to the days of log cabins. The clan is getting a fresh coat of history paint. Descendent Cal Marcey, 80, contacted me from his home adjacent to family land near Mount Olivet Church to show a draft family chronology, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 14, 2018 9:28 AM0 comments

Friends, I have recently searched the Constitution of Virginia for any language describing a Virginian”s right to clean air and unpolluted water. Here is what I found (it may be dense, but definitely worth wading through): “Article XI.Section 1. To the end that the people have clean air, pure water, […]

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Guest Commentary: Remembering the ‘Democratic’ in the Democratic Party

September 13, 2018 2:35 PM0 comments

By Pete Davis The political writer Todd Gitlin has a useful image for thinking about the major political parties. He calls it “The Bulldozer and The Big Tent.” The Republican Party is the bulldozer: It has a few basic principles — government is bad, businessmen are good, outsiders are dangerous […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

By the time you read this, Hurricane Florence may be in full fury, or may have missed our region entirely. Nonetheless, preparations for emergencies are never out of season, and most are fairly simple. Fueling up your vehicle in advance of the storm is advisable. Gas pumps and credit cards […]

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Editorial: 5 Proclamations For the Good

8:31 AM0 comments

At the opening of its first regular business meeting starting the busy time of year Monday night, the Falls Church City Council spent over an hour recognizing five very good causes with special proclamations and greetings to key volunteers. At the top of the list was a memorial resolution honoring […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 12, 2018 3:32 PM0 comments

I crashed (by invitation) the Sept. 7 “Last Hurrah” reunion of Washington-Lee High School alums, classes of ‘57 and ’58. Over drinks at the Rosslyn Marriott, this Yorktown grad enjoyed new friends. I also gathered old generals’ thoughts (most, but not all, negative) about the plan to rename their alma […]

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Editorial: Once Again, Affordable Housing

September 6, 2018 2:47 PM0 comments

The News-Press, in this editorial space, has sounded the alarm on the City of Falls Church’s melting away of any pretext to step up on the affordable housing issue innumerable times. Now comes the word, reported on Page One of this week’s edition, that what used to be over 700 […]

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Guest Commentary: 5 Things I Learned as a U.S. Senate Page This Summer

12:40 PM0 comments

By Grace Keenan One of the cardinal rules for Senate pages is never talk to senators unless spoken to. Never. But Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., stepped into an elevator with me and another page. I had canvassed for him when he ran for vice president on the Democratic ticket with […]

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