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Letter: Silence from Morrogh?

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Feb. 3, 2015, Natasha McKenna, a mentally ill woman, was shot four times with a taser by a guard at the Fairfax County jail.

Letter: Violate 5th Amendment?

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I have appreciated the opportunity to share my opinions with Gazette readers in hundreds of letters to the editor. Out of respect for Gazette readers, I make best efforts to ensure that the factual underpinnings of my opinions are accurate, complete and documented. If the Gazette held other frequent contributors to the same standard, perhaps I wouldn’t find it necessary to submit so many letters and articles for publication.

Column: By Right Development: Does It Work for Chesapeake Bay?

Time to reconsider public policy in the area of land use controls.

Our system of federal, state and local governance all have roles in providing public services for the citizenry.

Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Brewer Retires After 21 Seasons

Brewer totaled 288 wins, 4 state titles with Saxons.

Long-time Langley boys' lacrosse coach Earl Brewer retires after 21 seasons with the Saxons.

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Mount Vernon: Fresh Produce

Every Saturday morning, Oliver Keckler wakes up early to load a truck full of fresh fruits and vegetables and bring them to a farm stand located on Fort Hunt Road.

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Mount Vernon: Not Willing To Wait

Elected officials and candidates discuss Bus Rapid Transit and Metro expansion timetables.

Waiting at least 11 years for implementing a Bus Rapid Transit system along the Route 1 corridor and 25 years to extend the Metrorail Yellow Line to Hybla Valley is too much time.

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Vienna: Koshuta Twins Overcame ACL Injuries

Kelly will play basketball at Virginia Tech, Joe to play football.

The Koshuta twins each suffered an ACL injury while at Madison, but each will play a sport at Virginia Tech.

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Fairfax Residents Have Concerns about 80-Condo Project

Worried about water runoff, building height and view.

Although IDI-RJL Development LLC hoped the Fairfax City Council would green-light its condo project in June, both the Council members and local residents voiced many concerns.

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Mount Vernon: Students Receive Battelle-UCM Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) and Battelle awarded their Battelle-UCM Scholars for 2015.

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Mount Vernon: UCM Presents Valencourt Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) has presented its Valencourt Scholarship Fund awards for 2015.

Mount Vernon: Human Remains Discovered In Mount Vernon Area Woods

A man walking in the woods near Woodlawn Park discovered decomposing human remains and contacted police.

Arthur V. ‘Art’ Fox, Alexandria Waterfront Commissioner, Dies at 72

Fourth of July celebrations in Alexandria are traditionally low key as the city formally celebrates its own birthday a week later with a fireworks display over the Potomac River. The exception was the Old Town home of Art Fox, where for years an invitation to his annual Independence Day party was one of the most sought after in town.

Rowing for Loyola

Lillian Lane, a 2015 West Potomac High School graduate, committed to row for the Loyola University Maryland crew team next year.

Alexandria: AWLA’s Got Seoul

A local response to global issue.

It is hard to imagine that dogs in some parts of the world are being prepared for brutal deaths to become human food.

Alexandria People at Work: Midwife Says Full Moons Bring on the Babies

Jennifer Argueta has first call for 24 hours beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. "First call almost always means a baby," Argueta said. She is a midwife at BirthCare & Women's Health on King Street in Alexandria.

Alexandria: Summer Tips for Pet Lovers

From the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Be sure your pets have access to fresh water and shelter from the sun. Fair-skinned dogs or those with light coats and exposed skin should wear sunscreen or be kept inside during peak hours of sun exposure.

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Alexandria: AWLA Hosting 2016 Alexandria Animal of the Year Contest

Does your dog look at a camera and smile, or do your cats like to snuggle together? Or maybe your guinea pig shares dried papaya with your cockatoo? If your pet is especially adorable, capture the moment, and he or she could become the 2016 Alexandria Animal of the Year.

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Children’s Science Center Lab Opens in Fairfax

Hands on STEM experience at the mall.

The Children’s Science Center Lab opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax on Monday, July 20.

Letter: A Matter Of Respect

Letter to the Editor

Even as we debate how to honor our Southern/American heritage of 150-plus years ago, today we should all take pride in being Americans.

Letter: Empty Rhetoric

Letter to the Editor

Having recently questioned the Gazette for its silence on the ongoing saga of Hunting Point aka The Bridgeyard, I was happy to see the coverage on the Planning Commission’s approval of the proposed clubhouse there.