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Opinion: Commentary: Changing Face of Virginia

The results of the 2020 U.S. Census remind us that the world around us changes in more ways than we might consciously detect or understand.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia State Police Funding

Next year in 2022, the Virginia Department of State Police (VSP) will celebrate its 90th anniversary.

Opinion: Column: Hopping and Hoping

As I approach my four-week anniversary of "the burning," I do so with cautious optimism that one day soon, I'll be walking upright once again and doing so without the assistance of my walker.

Opinion: Commentary: Childcare in Fairfax County: A Labor of Love

As our Fairfax community is preparing to return to school in just a couple of weeks, we’re also approaching a major opportunity to transform our county for the better.

Opinion: Commentary: It Is Hot Outside

The extended weather forecast for this week indicates that temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-90s.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia Legislature Decides on Funds, Addresses Needs

On Aug. 10, the General Assembly completed work in a special session to appropriate federal pandemic funds and elect judges.

Opinion: Commentary: Historic Federal Infrastructure Bill

Many benefits coming to Virginia

Exciting news came from our nation’s capital this week as the bipartisan $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, is poised for final passage in Congress.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: How Enslaved People Came to be Called “Contrabands”

We much appreciated Jeanne Theismann’s front-page article regarding an historic first for the Commonwealth: the inclusion of Alexandria’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, the burial place of about 1,800 African Americans, in the national African American Civil Rights Network.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Adequate Healthcare Needed for All

Concern for the unvaccinated resonates rather hollowly in the absence of adequate healthcare for millions of Americans.

Opinion: Commentary: Stop To Remember Benjamin Thomas

The teenager was lynched across from Market Square on Aug. 8, 1899.

On Sunday, Aug. 8 at Market Square, Alexandria citizens will stop and remember Benjamin Thomas who was lynched across the street from the plaza on that date in 1899.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Class Action Lawsuits Are Repugnant

Recall my letter from a couple years ago challenging Va. Sen. Scott Surovell's call for allowing state class action lawsuits:

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Raising the Money ‘for Kids Who Don’t Have Homes’

I’d like to inform you of a phenomenal little girl named Thia, 4 years old, who asked her mother to make lemonade to raise money “for kids who do not have homes.”

Opinion: Commentary: COVID Relief

The General Assembly is meeting this week and possibly a few days next week to appropriate the federal COVID-Relief fund made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Kudos for Fairfax Fire and Rescue

On the afternoon of Aug. 2, we had 400 gallons of propane catch on fire in the woods next to our house.

Opinion: Commentary: Special Session 2 Begins

The General Assembly will allocate the nearly $4.3 billion Virginia has received from the federal economic stimulus bill.

On Monday Aug. 2, the General Assembly gaveled in for a two week “2021 Special Session 2” called by Gov. Ralph Northam for the purpose of allocating the nearly $4.3 billion Virginia has received from the federal economic stimulus bill — the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was signed into law by President Biden on March 11.