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Commentary: Protecting Those Threatened by Domestic Violence

September marks 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act.

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – landmark legislation in which our nation committed new prevention and response resources so that our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends would no longer have to suffer in silence through domestic abuse.

Letter: Focusing on Suicide Prevention

Letter to the Editor

To kick off National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-12), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is announcing its goal to reduce the annual suicide rate in the United States 20 percent by 2025.

Editorial: Change Is Coming, Right?

Legislators on changing the culture of cash and gifts in Virginia: Crickets.

With former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen facing what could be decades in prison after their convictions for corruption, a reasonable person might reasonably expect that members of the General Assembly would be gearing up to make some big changes.

Letter: The Donors (Money) Behind Comstock, Foust

Letter to the Editor

Please find below some interesting facts about our 10th district candidates. I retrieved this information from Opensecrets.org, a nonprofit website dedicated to adding transparency to the money behind our candidates.

Letter: Comstock Masters Business Issues

Letter to the Editor

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the candidates for the 10th Congressional District had their first debate before the Fairfax and Prince William Chambers and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. The contrast couldn’t have been more stark.

Letter: Programs To Be Proud Of

Letter to the Editor

In her letter in the (“Opposing Medicaid Expansion,” Connection, August 20 – 26, 2014) Elinor Bartlett made it clear that she strongly opposes Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Fine, but while I strongly support her right to hold and express such a view, I cannot accept her use of irrelevant, unsupported, and factually wrong statements about Social Security and Medicare in support of her position.

Letter: ‘The Wizard’ 114 Years Old

Letter to the Editor

I enjoyed the article on the Claude Moore Farm bookshop very much (“The Bookshop Worth Exploring,” McLean Connection, September 3-9, 2014).

Column: The Legacy of Bob McDonnell

I had no idea what to expect when the jury announced it had reached its verdicts on the charges against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, but when the verdicts were announced I was stunned.

Column: The Sad Saga of the McDonnells

Please tell me that I won’t have to see any more photos of the grim, or confidently smiling, faces of Bob McDonnell, Maureen, and their phalanx of lawyers either walking into or from the courtroom daily.

Column: Back to School

Although it has been many years since I was a teacher in the classroom, I still get a nervous stomach around Labor Day each year in anticipation of the beginning of a new school year. Teaching is the hardest work I have ever done in my life including being a legislator.

Letter: Worried About Follin Lane

Letter to the Editor

I am a sixth grade student at Vienna Elementary School. I live at the corner of Branch Rd. and Echols St. I think that they should not redo the road on Follin Lane because it will push more cars on our street making it more hectic than it already is.

Letter: The "Land of the Freebies and Home of the Knaves"

Letter to the Editor

I came from a family of Democrats. My grandfather's tavern in upstate New York was a frequent meeting place for Democrats including the late Congressman Sam Stratton who used to speak there regularly. But the Democrat party has lately come to represent “the Land of the Freebies and Home of the Knaves” instead of “the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”

Opinion: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

On Friday, Aug. 29, was one year since a still unidentified Fairfax County police officer shot and killed an innocent, non-violent, unarmed John Geer as he stood in the doorway of his Springfield home.

Letter: Opposing Medicaid Expansion

Letter to the Editor

For those who have vocally criticized Republican misgivings about Governor McAuliffe’s desires to expand Medicaid in Virginia -- including the Connection Newspapers -- one need look no further than the past couple weeks of state news to understand the fiscal irresponsibility that would have befallen Virginia had the expansion taken place.

Letter: Foust for Congress

Letter to the Editor

Judging from the billboard-sized signs in Great Falls, you’d think Comstock had voters there locked up. But duck beneath the signs, knock on some doors, and you hear a different story.