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Opinion: Commentary: October: Save a Pedestrian Month

Reaching for zero pedestrian deaths

Saving pedestrian lives is each of our responsibility and takes each of our efforts, whether a vehicle driver, passenger or just walking.

Opinion: Commentary: Election Day Is the Day You Vote!

The Nov. 3 election ends in less than one week.

Opinion: Commentary: Building Trust in our Police Officers

This column, number two of three columns, focuses on reforms to Virginia’s policing practices, legislation I helped craft with Senator Mamie Locke.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Don’t Waste Your Vote

Maybe Joe Biden was not your preferred Democratic candidate and you would rather have supported Warren, Klobuchar, Sanders or Buttigieg.

Opinion: Commentary: Mark and John and Amendment One

When the then underdog Mark Warner, whose only experience in political life had been to chair the Democratic Party of Virginia and manage the successful campaign of Doug Wilder for governor, had the courage in 1996 to take on senior senator John Warner in his re-election bid, Mark Warner’s bumper sticker read, “Mark, not John.”

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Making Herndon Welcoming to All

A group of concerned citizens in town has come together to do our part to make our community welcoming for everyone.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: The Friends of Riverbend Park Strongly Support Park Bonds

The Friends of Riverbend Park, Inc. (FORB) is an independent non-stock, non-profit corporation, established in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Aug. 5, 1999, with the purpose of protecting, enhancing, and preserving the physical, cultural and natural heritage of Riverbend Park by educating the public to the value of environmental protection generally and of the park’s wildlife habitat specifically; providing volunteer services to the park; channeling donations of money, property, and materials to the park; providing citizen input to plans that may be proposed for the park; and performing any other activities or services necessary or convenient to carry out such purposes, to the extent permitted by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Opinion: Commentary: Don’t Be Fooled by Ballot Language in Virginia

Vote NO on the Gerrymandering Amendment

The ballot language in Amendment 1 is confusing.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Noisy in Mount Vernon; More Noise Coming?

If you spent anytime out on the patio in Mount Vernon this summer, I'm sure you've heard the loud, obnoxious cars and motorcycles with modified exhaust systems and screaming, roaring engines that pierce the serenity of our peaceful neighborhoods, ("Mount Vernon Serenity Cut Short By Noisy Tailpipes," Mount Vernon Gazette, 10/8/2020).

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Don’t Bulldoze Taylor Run

To reduce sediment and nutrient loads in the Chesapeake Bay, the City of Alexandria is proposing an ambitious $4.5 million plan to re-engineer 2,000 feet of Taylor Run, which courses through the woods in Chinquapin Park.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: American Horticultural Society Update: Proceeds From Sale of River Farm Will Be Used to Create Endowment

In September, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) announced plans to sell River Farm, which has been our headquarters since 1973.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Seriously, Don’t Bulldoze Taylor Run

It is said that the definition of a hypocrite is one who cuts down a magnificent tree and then uses the stump to stand on to make a speech about conservation.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Project Community Connect Supports Those Struggling to Afford Basic Needs

The impact of COVID-19 has deepened the economic hardship for residents in the DMV area.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Project Community Connect Supports Those Struggling to Afford Basic Needs

The impact of COVID-19 has deepened the economic hardship for residents in the DMV area.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Why the Arts in Alexandria Deserve Your Support on Saturday and Beyond

A friend recently told me she wasn’t supporting local arts organizations because there were so many life and death situations out there that needed her dollars.

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