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Dems Uphold 24 McAuliffe Vetoes in Richmond

April 20, 2016 5:55 PM0 comments

Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly yesterday stopped 24 Republican bills to override gubernatorial vetoes, including legislation that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, legalized LGBT discrimination and lowered the wages of working Virginians. Republican-backed bills, all previously vetoed by Governor McAuliffe, would have become law if not for Democratic votes […]

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F.C. School Board Takes No Action on Special Ed Report

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At its work session Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board decided to take no action in response to a report by two of its members who put in more than 80 hours to investigate the petition last fall from volunteer members of the Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee asking […]

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F.C. School Board Scrambles To Find Ways to Cut Programs

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Three scenarios for how to cut $912,600 from the Falls Church School Board’s adopted Fiscal Year 2017 budget were delineated by Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones late yesterday afternoon in anticipation of the City Council cutting that sum when it votes on the budget Monday night.

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Editorial: Channeling Wall Street Usury

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Under that giant pile of drapery in the corner is the proverbial “elephant in the room.” It is that concerning which, in modern society, it is not polite to speak. But for taxpayers and policy makers, alike, in the City of Falls Church, it is that which has otherwise affable […]

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Sun & Moon Offering Free Tai Chi Class

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To celebrate the warm arrival of Spring, Sun & Moon Taiji One will be hosting a free Tai Chi class on Saturday, April 23 from 7:55 – 8:55 a.m. for those who are interested in learning Tai Chi. The event will take place at the Falls Church location at Jhoon […]

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Nash Celebrates 20 Years

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Nash Hair Design is celebrating its 20th anniversary with catering by Red, White & Bleu on Saturday, April 23 from 5 – 8 p.m.. The popular hair salon specializes in modern looks that are easy to maintain. Staffed by highly trained hairstylists and color specialists, including founder Nash Awad himself, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Yesterday, the General Assembly completed the 2016 Reconvene Session wherein we voted on the Governor’s 32 vetoes and recommendations. This being the first year of the 2016-2018 Biennial Budget, we also reviewed the Governor’s additional recommendations for the budget. As a member of the House of Delegates I work hard […]

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Time for Democrats to Pivot to the General Election

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This is a very sad day for those of us who are Bernie Sanders supporters. It is a morning of mourning – and a time of grave disappointment, and for some, disillusionment. For those who worked the phone banks, knocked on doors, donated money, and had countless conversations to persuade […]

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OK, Thank You, Bernie Sanders

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Following Tuesday’s New York primary, everybody knows it’s now all over but the shouting in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton will make history as the first woman to win the party’s nomination for president in Philadelphia this summer. Meanwhile, we remain uncertain who her GOP rival […]

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Congressional School Students Exhibit at Goodwin House

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Middle school students at The Congressional Schools of Virginia are currently exhibiting their work at The Crossroads Gallery at Goodwin House, located at 3440 Jefferson St., Falls Church. The collection includes individual and collaborative pieces created using a variety of media, including drawing, watercolor, installation, animation and ceramics. An opening reception for […]

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