A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 4, 2018 10:04 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! The frigid temperatures that welcomed 2018 remind us that Mother Nature still is in charge. According to a constituent, though, there are sometimes quick fixes to things like frozen pipes. She used her electric hair dryer to thaw a pipe leading into her house, and did not […]

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Editorial: The Bell, the Smell Of Ink on Newsprint

January 3, 2018 8:13 PM0 comments

It is instructive of the entertainment industry’s core values that the new film, “The Post,” may be destined for the same accolades as “Spotlight,” the Academy Award-winning film from two years ago about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the New England Catholic Church’s coverup of sexual abuse accusations against scores […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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Happy New Year to you! The chapter on 2017 has been written. We now start 2018 with optimism for continued economic growth and prosperity for all Virginians. The turmoil from Washington continues to put hardworking families at risk of losing their healthcare, paying more for the education they need to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 2, 2018 3:01 PM0 comments

Who’s up for a tailgate party at the next youth swim meet? That’s the alcohol policy issue making waves this winter in some of Arlington’s swimming pool communities, particularly at the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association. It’s a tale with passion and intrigue. Last summer, I’m told by several members […]

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Air & Water Quality, Metro Lead Year-End Debates

December 28, 2017 11:54 AM0 comments

Although most media coverage focused on federal and international issues, December was a critically important month for regional developments in air and water quality and Metro – two topics that directly affect everyone living and working in greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Washington has seen steady improvement in air and water […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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I’ve knocked on thousands of doors in Mason District during campaigns, and am amazed, and disappointed, when people tell me their vote “doesn’t really matter.” Voting always matters, and the November election results in Virginia are textbook examples of why that’s true. At least three delegate races were decided by […]

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Editorial: Stand With Us For Truth

December 27, 2017 7:00 PM0 comments

If one could claim any silver lining to the travesty of the past year’s Trump presidency, perhaps it could be the way it has reminded so many of us not to take the many benefits and responsibilities of our democracy for granted. Such basic things as free and fair elections, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 26, 2017 6:46 PM0 comments

It was an anxiety-ridden, but fruitful year in Arlington. My selected highlights for 2017: In January, the Donald Trump Inauguration across the river drew smaller crowds than the one the next day for the pink-hatted women’s march. The entrance to the East Falls Church Metro was so jammed – the […]

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Guest Commentary: Is There Any Good News This Time of Year?

December 21, 2017 2:15 PM0 comments

By Rev. M. Davies Kirkland It just looks like it is hard to find any good news these days. After a year now, there is still bad news about the presidential election with all of the special counsel investigations and endless inquiries. There are many reports of abuse of power […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.” What Santa would put into the stockings always was the question. A lump of coal? Or something nicer, like a candy cane? When A Visit from Saint Nicholas was written, furnace coal was a primary source of heat, not unlike the […]

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