Hoping it can do more than bullet-proof the City Council chambers, the Falls Church City Council adopted a “priority position” Monday night, voting unanimously to ask the State Legislature to pass a law empowering local jurisdictions to stiffen gun control. As the State Senate shifts to Democratic control in January, […]
Local schools have taken preventative measures to guard against a deadly, drug-resistant strain of staph bacteria that has surfaced in several schools throughout Virginia and claimed the life of one student at Staunton River High School in Bedford County.
Anticipating the need for some big changes over the next half-dozen years, both City Hall and the School Board in Falls Church are looking to set aside generous funds for future studies in the next fiscal year budget. But, as City Manager Wyatt Shields said this week, a “blue skies” […]
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
Wow! The voters spoke loudly last week, all across the nation. Was the White House listening? Fairfax County voters continued the tradition started in 2004 when Democratic Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry carried the county by more than 33,000 votes. The following year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine won the […]
Last Tuesday morning George Mason University Provost Peter Stearns was on the Arlington campus to conduct one in a series of discussions throughout the region on the state of the university.