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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Commentary: A Debatable Deal

Opponents of legislation to prevent gun violence have said for years that current laws on the books should be enforced before new laws were passed, but they quickly changed their minds when Attorney General Mark Herring moved to enforce Virginia’s law on recognizing concealed weapon permits from other states.

Potomac Column: Better Ingredients, Better Outcomes

Improving food in Maryland schools.

The 436th Session of the General Assembly of Maryland convened on Jan. 13.

Editorial: Limiting Local Authority

Assembly rushes bill limiting proffers without addressing who will pay for infrastructure.

In Virginia, a Dillon Rule state, local governments have only the powers explicitly granted by the General Assembly. And what the assembly gives, the assembly can take away.

Letter: Safeguarding Others in Time of Need

To the Editor

“To be successful, there must be strong community will.”

Letter: Helping Search for Best Solutions

To the Editor

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the McLean Community Center Capital Facilities Committee (MCC CFC) deferred a vote on whether to retain Maffitt Hall as a community meeting room or turn it into office and administration space.

Letter: A Safe Space for Creative Leaps

To the Editor

I have been a resident of Great Falls for 26 years and my father has lived here for 36.

Commentary: Firearm Compromise, Equal Rights Amendment Passes

The third week of the General Assembly saw a major agreement emerge on firearm violence issues, and action on several of my bills.

Mount Vernon Letter: Why Change Felony Status?

Letter to the Editor

In last week's Gazette, I pointed out that the two most important issues our representatives in Richmond should be concentrating on are education and transportation.

Mount Vernon Column: Firearm Compromise, Equal Rights Amendment Passes

Commentary

The third week of the General Assembly saw a major agreement emerge on firearm violence issues, and action on several of my bills.

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Mount Vernon Column: Legislation for Virginia’s Indigenous Tribes

Commentary

Virginia’s 11 state-recognized American Indian tribes played an important role in Virginia’s history, specifically in the founding of European settlements at Jamestown. Without the early contributions of resources and knowledge that these tribes shared, settlements such as Jamestown would have failed.

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Alexandria Letter: Clear Those Handicap Spaces

Letter to the Editor

As a long time disabled resident of Alexandria, I have seen that when we have a significant snowfall, the snow in parking lots is often pushed into the handicap parking spaces.

Alexandria Letter: Improve Communication

Letter to the Editor

Congratulations to Mayor Silberberg for proposing to establish an ethical standard to which our elected officials must adhere, and for choosing now — when there are no ethical conflicts or controversies — to design and implement this standard. Who in their right mind would oppose it?

Alexandria Letter: Supporting Hillary

Letter to the Editor

Hillary Clinton is my candidate for President.

Alexandria Letter: Stay Informed in Emergencies

Letter to the Editor

Last week, we went through an event that could overwhelm even the best-prepared municipalities. Some streets remained un-cleared a week later in every corner of the D.C. metro area, including here in Alexandria.

Alexandria Letter: Snow Removal Inadequate

Letter to the Editor

On Tuesday, the ever-shrinking lanes on the city's major roadways and left turn lanes on the city's major roadways had not yet been cleared. Residential streets were still being plowed/cleared on Wednesday morning.

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