From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 11, 2017 6:44 PM0 comments

As I prepare for the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, which begins on Wednesday Jan. 11, I am working on a legislative agenda and budget priorities that address the needs of everyday working Virginians, including healthcare, public education, transportation and infrastructure. I intend to work diligently with progressive […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 10, 2017 5:35 PM0 comments

That home reconstruction job near O’Connell High School is not just another Arlington tear-down. Coming soon on the corner lot of Van Buren and N. 29th Street is an unusual project in intergenerational housing. My friends Fred Winter and Joan Smith, far-sighted 70-something Ph. D’s in retirement, are going in […]

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Guest Commentary: Our Projects Can Succeed on More Tax-Neutral Path

January 5, 2017 12:26 PM0 comments

By Kieran Sharpe Methodical preparations are certainly key to the success of pending Capital Improvement Program projects (library, city hall and schools). However, proposals for higher taxes and higher reserves are too narrowly focused on borrowing capacity. What other steps should we take? Here are several aimed to help our […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:57 AM0 comments

It’s been almost 60 days since the world was stunned by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Yet, just two weeks before Inauguration Day, Trump and his allies still are in campaign mode, continuing to attack Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and their supporters, […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

January 4, 2017 8:58 PM0 comments

Happy New Year to all of the constituents of Virginia’s 35th Senate district. 2016 is now in the books but there is much on the docket for the Commonwealth in 2017. The General Assembly will convene January 11 for the “short session.” That means we will have about 45 days […]

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Editorial: Values Most in F.C. Share

8:30 PM0 comments

As the new year breaks upon us, with the daunting challenges and opportunities it brings, there are some important things that folks in the City of Falls Church ought to keep in mind. Namely, that we have a lot more in common with one another, in terms of core values, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

12:08 PM0 comments

Monumental changes afoot for the Arlington County Board. Now that I’ve got your attention, note only that this New Year’s Day marked one of very few in the past six decades on which the board did not hold its annual bleary-eyed organizational meeting. Back in November, the board voted 3-2 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 29, 2016 10:40 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! Amidst the hustle and bustle of the presidential election results and subsequent holidays, there’s some good news that might have been missed. I call them “Cheers for the New Year.” • Got the dot? It’s easy to participate in the Yellow Dot program that the Fairfax County […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Build a New School Without Raising Taxes

9:45 AM0 comments

By Ross Litkenhous Falls Church is a special place, and not just in a figurative sense. It’s certainly all of the adjectives you would expect to hear when describing a charming city with engaged citizens who put community first. Falls Church is all of those things, and the reason many […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s 2017 Challenge: ‘Don’t Blow It!’

December 28, 2016 7:49 PM0 comments

Challenges and opportunities for the City of Falls Church in 2017, eh? As you can see from the story on the front page of this week’s edition, the News-Press put this question to a representative group of City movers and shakers, and the responses covered a wide range of options, […]

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