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Column: Family Matters, Prevent colon cancer for self and loved ones.

Commentary

It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

Commetary: The Lady's Got Clout

Each year the Library of Virginia honors women who have distinguished themselves in many different ways in the state’s history

Commentary: Good Year for Fairfax County Boards, Selling Land to RA

The drought continues for County teachers, but not School Board overseers.

Letter: There's No 'Away'

Letter to the Editor

I am dismayed by what my neighbors' put out for "trash." Yes, we all know about Goodwill, Purple Heart, various organizations that collect clothing, kitchen gadgets and other items.

Letter: A Cornerstone in Danger

Letter to the Editor:

We are a community that values education. We’re known nationwide for our world-class education system. And for good reason: with outstanding teachers, motivated students, and active leadership, we have every right to take pride in the top-tier education that our community has asked for.

Column: What Else Was Done?

Previous columns have focused on major legislation passed in the 2015 General Assembly session, but this column will describe other legislation that passed. Implications for these bills may be more limited in the number of persons affected, but you can be sure that for those persons these bills may be the most important.

Commentary: Investing in Families Strengthens Communities

Letter to the Editor

The Fairfax County proposed $7.13 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 comes at devastating cost for the most vulnerable families in our community. Included in the budget is the complete elimination of Healthy Families, a nationally recognized, evidence-based child abuse and neglect prevention program that serves hundreds of at-risk families.

Column: Family Matters, Prevent Colon Cancer for Self and Loved Ones

Commentary

It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

Column: The Buck Stops with Us

Commentary

Earlier this month, I was one of a group of teachers who met with senators on the Hill to weigh-in on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Column: Young at Heart, Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Commentary

We spend a lot of our time helping limited income elderly and disabled residents remain homeowners. By making repairs and upgrades to their homes, we are able to keep homes safer, healthier and more affordable for aging seniors so they can remain in them.

Letter: Leadership Suggestion

Letter to the Editor

I am somewhat elated and thankful for the letter printed Feb. 5, "Don't Complain, Help Fix," responding to an earlier letter printed Jan. 29, "Vision for the City" regarding our acting city manager Mark Jinks.

Letter: Thank You, Mr. McLean

Letter to the Editor

The following letter is addressed to Alexandria resident Scott McLean.

Letter: TC Field Lights Still a Bad Idea

Letter to the Editor

Over the last year, the Alexandria School Board and concerned citizens have spent a great deal of time in trying to investigate and comment on this issue.

Letter: United We Win, Divided We Fail

Letter to the Editor

William Goff hit a homerun in my eyes when he pointed out in his letter that we are losing neighborhood battles one by one because we’re only seeing these issues through local eyes rather than being proud of and caring for all of Alexandria. Bill Euille ran on a “One Alexandria” mantra, but since then it’s been anything but one Alexandria.

Letter: We’re in Trouble

Letter to the Editor

Uh oh. We’re in trouble. All three Democratic contenders for mayor believe a new metro is necessary.