Editorial: F.C. Rejects White Supremacy

August 16, 2017 6:25 PM0 comments

Be it noted that, from the standpoint of the other end of the country (where our editor was when it happened), and most places globally for that matter, the operative word in identifying the location of the deadly white supremacist riot in Charlottesville last weekend was Virginia. So it is […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

6:14 PM0 comments

The Simon family is on our annual beach vacation this week. Before I left for vacation, I had my Falls Church News-Press column all ready to go: a back to school column on education issues, student debt and Fairfax County’s school board special election on August 29 (absentee voting is […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 15, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

The tear-down trend in our home-sales market continues apace. But a few mighty oaks may slow the demolitions that are putting much real estate beyond the financial reach of average local American dreamers. Arlington’s tree stewards — a label far more sophisticated than the epithet tree-hugger — last month banded […]

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Guest Commentary: No Corner of the Country is Immune to Hunger

August 11, 2017 9:30 AM0 comments

By Thomas Blount If I had to name just one thing I’ve learned during my time as an intern with the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), it’s that hunger isn’t always visible and it affects people whom you may not expect. Since beginning my internship with the communications department […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 10, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

2017 is a year of anniversaries. Fairfax County is celebrating the 275th anniversary of its founding; Fairfax Water will celebrate its 60th anniversary on September 27; the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 3; and Lincolnia’s Mount Pleasant Baptist Church celebrated its 150th […]

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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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