Our Man in Arlington

January 20, 2016 7:43 PM0 comments

Down in Richmond, the General Assembly will soon renew its stalemated debate over whether to expand Medicaid for 170,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act. In preparation, three health policy heavy-hitters gathered Jan. 13 at the Arlington Committee of 100 to highlight the local impact of our health system’s […]

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The Unfathomable

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By Samuel Waters I sit on the sofa again today. This time not nestled in pillows, rather suffocating into them. I’m trapped. I couldn’t move if I tried, and what would be the point anyway? My lungs would just shake feebly as they try to take air into the ever […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 14, 2016 10:09 AM0 comments

In 2008, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors endorsed a ten-year plan to end homelessness in the county. The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) was created to reach goals set forth in the plan, and a governing board was appointed to expand the reach into the non-profit community […]

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Guest Commentary: A Young Man’s Hand-to-Hand Combat for Life

January 13, 2016 11:13 PM0 comments

By Samuel Waters I guess every human being experiences a moment in their life where they feel lost. A time when it feels like there’s no way of going back and that the only option is to move forward, except they can’t find the damn door. A cyclical state-of-being where […]

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Editorial: Joe Biden’s New War on Cancer

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A poignant and historically important moment in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama came when he injected the following into his remarks: “Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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Poised to begin my seventh year in the House of Delegates, I am optimistic for working Virginians. The Obama-McConnell-Ryan budget deal signed last year ends sequestration and will definitely boost the economy. One fact that we politicians in Richmond often ignore is that Virginia’s prosperity has been more attributable to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 12, 2016 2:21 PM0 comments

The historically black community of Halls Hill/High View Park kicked off a series of look-backs last week to mark its sesquicentennial (1866-2016). At the Mt. Salvation Baptist Church, I witnessed a stirring program in the company of some 200 congregants, county board members, Arlington history buffs and one veteran of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 7, 2016 10:38 AM0 comments

The New Year also signals the beginning of a new term for the Board of Supervisors, which includes, for the first time in nearly seven years, new members. Kathy Smith (D-Sully) and Dan Storck (D-Mt. Vernon) were elected in November to succeed retiring members Mike Frey and Gerry Hyland who, […]

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Guest Commentary: It’s Time for Insanity to Be Replaced With Reason

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The first day of deer hunting season was a school holiday in the coal mining region of Western Pennsylvania where I grew up. Our parents made sure my brothers and I went to the gun range in the basement of Greensburg’s City Hall for National Rifle Association training in how […]

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Editorial: Concord on the New Council

January 6, 2016 6:56 PM0 comments

It’s harder to sell papers without screaming headlines, but we’ll take the copacetic spirit of the newly-constituted Falls Church City Council organizing meeting this Monday over some of the recent years’ fireworks any day. The unanimous votes for mayor and vice-mayor – David Tarter being re-elected mayor and Marybeth Connelly […]

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