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Mount Vernon Letter: Greatest Threat to Americans

Letter to the Editor

I believe Ms. Benesh in her letter [“Uninspiring Romper Room”] published in the July 7 Mount Vernon Gazette really misses the point about gun violence. House Resolution 3892 merely states “Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Muslim Brotherhood has met the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization, and (2) the Department of State should so designate it.”

Mount Vernon Letter: County Excluded Civic Association

Letter to the Editor

On June 18, Fairfax County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase its first outdoor gym that was installed at the Gum Springs Community Center.

Mount Vernon Column: Time to Visit State Parks

Commentary

Eighty years ago this month, Virginia created the first state park system in the United States. With 35 miles of Potomac River frontage in the 36th Senate district, our community is lucky to have access to many natural resources, including our state parks.

Mount Vernon Column: Investing in Transportation

Commentary

Governor McAuliffe just unveiled the new “Atlantic Gateway” transportation plan, the most comprehensive transit revitalization plan in Virginia history. The plan will total $1.4 billion, with $165 million in federal FASTLANE grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation, over $500 million in private funding from CSX and Transurban, and the rest funded through the state.

Mount Vernon Column: Still Much Work To Do on Race Relations

Commentary – Working on Race Relations

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I am supposed to bring my congregation Good News. But recently I have struggled to do so with all the bad news. Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas! “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations and subsequent arrests are taking place in cities all across America.

Letter: Congressman Champions Environmental Cause

To the Editor

As the headlines on the devastating impacts of climate change in our country and worldwide are hitting the media, we wonder whether our legislators are doing enough to address this issue.

Alexandria Letter: City Government Extravagance

Letter to the Editor

The Alexandria Bike Share program is a case of a good idea badly executed. No doubt it began when someone decided the public should be enticed to use bikes in lieu of using cars. So far, so good. But when it came time to convert concept into reality, instead of turning to the private sector, it went Venezuela. It became a government-owned venture.

Alexandria Letter: Statue: Not a Traffic Hazard

Letter to the Editor

Members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names failed to ask important questions and gather necessary facts about several essential matters before voting on their recommendations to City Council.

Alexandria Letter: Selling Out The Parkway

Letter to the Editor

The intent and purpose of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) was made clear in 1887 by Edward Fox, who, building on the idea that “every patriotic American who visits Washington makes a pious pilgrimage to the home and tomb of the Father of his Country,” suggested that “immediate steps should be taken to make a splendid drive from the Virginia terminus of the Aqueduct Bridge to Mount Vernon.”

Alexandria Letter: Here’s How Citizens Feel

Letter to the Editor

Our City Council hardly hesitates to backhandedly dismiss citizens’ thoughtful concerns about whatever deal-du-jour City Council fancies — Ramsey Homes, Woodbine, Colonial Inn, North Old Town Giant site, hardly used bicycle lanes on King Street Hill, La Bergerie, etc.

Alexandria Letter: Effects of Higher Property Taxes

Letter to the Editor

We have just paid 2016 property taxes on different apartment buildings and the tax increase alone over last year's taxes equates to about an extra $15 per month per apartment unit.

Alexandria Letter: Not Enforcing Zoning Code

Letter to the Editor

Every City Council in the history of zoning laws in this city has sought to preserve and protect the residential character of neighborhoods by implementing and enforcing a zoning code … but not the current City Council.

Alexandria Column: What Would Dr. King Say?

Commentary

Our nation is tragically and inextricably gripped by violence, last month in Orlando, then Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and now Dallas. All of these incidents are unthinkable and heartbreaking in their own way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered in all of these locations.

Letter: Support WFCM In Its Move

Letter to the Editor

It is with great excitement that I am writing to announce that WFCM will be moving to our new location on Aug. 1. We have had a great three years at our current location on Metrotech Drive, but we are delighted to move to a bigger, more flexible space that will better serve our clients.

Chantilly Letter: Action on CO2 Emissions

Letter to the Editor

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s stand on current environment issues seems to have been getting tough criticism throughout his first two years as governor.