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Letter: A Good News

Saul Centers is to be loudly applauded for the new oasis at the Safeway Shopping Center on Walker Road.

Letter: Dog Training - Chasing Lulu

Letter to the Editor

Krazy for K9s 4H club is a group for children 9 through 19. It’s a fun, free club for anyone in the age range that has a dog and wants to train it. We do many activities at different destinations, like Give Together Day, the 4H fair and Reston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Letter: Following the Rule of Honor

Letter to the Editor

The recent story in The Connection about Governor Terry McAuliffe signing special legislation that would focus on helping military personnel and their families underscored the importance of what these fine Americans do for our country. A grateful nation and state should acknowledge their sacrifice by helping them when possible.

Letter: Time to Make a Change

To the Editor

The current Congressman from Virginia’s 11th Congressional District (Gerry Connolly) prides himself in being the first to defend the Obama Administration. He has defended the Attorney General, the handling of Benghazi, the NSA, the VA, the Border Patrol, the EPA, and most importantly and most frequently the IRS.

Letter: Example of City Hall Disdain

To The Editor: The May 21 article about your reporter asking to copy the table of contents of the city regulations and the city manager’s staff response was truly appalling. It was rude, condescending and arrogant, a thesaurus worth of negative words.

Column: Billion-Dollar Give-Away!

By the time you are reading this column Virginia will have reached the milestone by having refused to accept a billion dollars of monies paid by Virginia taxpayers to close the coverage gap for 400,000 working poor Virginians who cannot afford health insurance!

Letter: Waste of City Resources

Along with all Alexandria residents, I recently received in the mail a brochure from the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, Resource Recovery Division. The purpose of the brochure was to provide information about the city's trash collection and recycling.

Letter: Calling Reston ‘Home’

Letter to the Editor

In response to Mr. Simon's recent letter as a concerned resident of Reston [Where Are Your Kids?” – Reston Connection, July 2-8, 2014], I can assure him my children are not indoors twiddling their thumbs but are outside enjoying all that Reston has to offer including swimming pools, nature camps, free entertainment shows, walking/scooting/biking around the lakes and even the Farmers Market every Saturday. Indeed, to their great delight, you came up to chat with them a few weeks ago as you were on your way to mail some letters.

Letter: Following the Rule of Honor

Letter to the Editor

The recent story in McLean Connection about Governor Terry McAuliffe signing special legislation that would focus on helping military personnel and their families underscored the importance of what these fine Americans do for our country. A grateful nation and state should acknowledge their sacrifice by helping them when possible.

Letter: Choosing Wisely In November

Letter to the Editor

Franklin Roosevelt stated, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to do so wisely.” I recommend we choose Barbara Comstock instead of John Foust in the November election for our representative to the U. S. House of Representatives from the Virginia 10th District.

Letter: Walker Road ‘After’

Letter to the Editor

I was pleased to see that the traffic lanes that were taken away from Walker Road at Georgetown Pike are being put to good use. So far I've seen the pedestrian crossing and single traffic lane blocked with a tanker truck filling up with water at the fire hydrant, and lawn-service trucks & trailers. Political protest is a bit ironic because it was probably $1M in "stimulus" funding that was used to reduce the number of lanes on Walker.

Letter: Supporting Comstock

Letter to the Editor

Delegate Barbara Comstock has run a positive campaign that discusses her legislative accomplishments in the Virginia House of Delegates, her record as a small businesswoman, her time as a senior official at the Justice Department and as a senior aide to our current well-respected Congressman, Frank Wolf. She highlights common sense solutions and has engaged communities all across the 10th District.

Editorial: Tragic Consequences

Money lost by refusal to expand health coverage, but also life, health and livelihood.

The Virginia General Assembly’s refusal to expand Medicaid, extending health coverage to as many as 400,000 Virginians has resulted in the loss of about $1 billion in direct payments. But that understates the loss, failing to calculate the cost of the lost health of thousands of Virginians.

Column: Why Can’t Everyone Be Cool?

Around Lake Anne, the Reston Lake Anne Air-conditioning (RELAC) controversy is stirring again among homeowners forced to use the antiquated chilled water system to cool their homes.

Opinion: Save a Little, Help Others Prepare for School

Virginia’s tax holiday on school supplies is a good reminder to donate supplies and dollars for children who need help arriving at school prepared.

Virginia’s tax holiday on school supplies and clothing is Aug. 1­3, and it makes sense to take advantage of the savings, and to spread the wealth around.