Editorial: F.C.’s History of School Bond Support

August 9, 2017 7:51 PM0 comments

The banner headline on the front page of the 11th-ever edition of the Falls Church News-Press on June 6, 1991 reflected a more sensationalistic approach we favored at that point. It was simply, “Landslide!” in bold capital letters, and below was the sub-head, “62 Percent Vote Yes for School Bonds.” […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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While President Trump gives us a limp portrayal of Zeus poised upon Mount Olympus threatening to rain down “fire and fury” thunderbolts like “the world has never seen before,” we must resist the temptation to be distracted from more seemingly mundane or less-hyped happenings. For example, on Monday the Department […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 8, 2017 11:38 AM0 comments

Few think of Arlington as an open-spaced paradise for runners. But online, you find hundreds of trails mapped out along our streets, graced by some impressive distance-running competitors. Last month, in a bit of a journalist’s stunt, I executed a project that combined marathoner talent with old-fashioned Arlington history. I’d […]

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Guest Commentary: No Better Time to Replace George Mason High School

August 3, 2017 12:18 PM0 comments

By Lawrence Webb I would like to thank the members of the Falls Church City Council who authorized a $120 million school bond referendum for a new George Mason High School to be placed on the ballot November 7. For more than two years, the School Board and City Council […]

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Editorial: The 13 Weeks Coming Up

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It’s going to be a very interesting next 13 and a half weeks! This November’s general election is chock full of interesting and important components, and since voters in the City of Falls Church always score the highest turnout in Virginia in such elections, we recognize the importance of making […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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As the daily “you won’t believe this!” chaos continues at the White House level, families around the nation are beginning to concentrate on getting kids ready to go back to school later this month. So here is something you can believe. The 2017 Collect for Kids campaign kicked off this […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 2, 2017 9:05 PM0 comments

This weekend brings a unique opportunity for Virginians looking to take advantage of tax-free shopping. This year Virginia’s tax-free events for back-to-school items, Energy Star products, and hurricane-preparedness resources are being combined into one tax-free weekend. The sales tax holiday will run from August 4 – 6. During the holiday, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 1, 2017 2:53 PM0 comments

Our placid residential enclave in East Falls Church was rocked July 24 when news broke of an apparent murder-suicide. Around 2:45 in the afternoon, police responded to a welfare call on the 2400 block of North Quantico St. When I arrived two hours later, a dozen officers and a mobile […]

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Guest Commentary: There’s a Better Pathway to a New School

July 27, 2017 2:10 PM0 comments

By Dan Sze The George Mason High School and its economic development referendum passed on Monday with two negative votes. I voted no; this explains my position. Falls Church citizens are strongly committed to our excellent schools — I count myself among them — but that commitment might not translate […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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County officials from across the country gathered in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend for the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference. In addition to apprehension about how the new Administration will address county issues, the opioid crisis and mental health were topics of conversation and debate. Scheduled sessions for those […]

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