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Letter to the Editor: Washington and the Poet

When George Washington was appointed by the Continental Congress in 1775 to take command of the fledgling American military forces, a young lady in Providence felt compelled to compose a patriotic poem and send it to him at his headquarters in Cambridge across the Charles River from Boston, then occupied by the British.

Letter to the Editor: Move Forward on Option 1 in Mount Vernon

I’ve written to the Gazette previously about Bock Farm, and, like H. Jay Spiegel, I attended the information session on Jan. 26. It was a good meeting, but what was clear, and what has been clear all along is that a minority in the adjacent neighborhood has been given too much power by Supervisor Storck.

Commentary: Victory on Water Quality

The last week of January was especially busy as the General Assembly approached Feb. 7 – Crossover – the day we are required to complete all work on bills originating in our chamber.

Commentary: Addressing Opioid Addiction

As this week is Crossover, the midpoint of our Legislative session, I wanted to share with you some good news.

Commentary: How a Bill Does Not Become a Law in Virginia

Most people can remember the flowchart from high school civics class that graphically showed how a bill becomes a law.

Letter to the Editor: Voting Rights Under Attack

Unsatisfied with the existing identification requirements to vote in Virginia, on Feb. 1 Republicans in Virginia’s House of Delegates voted to make it even harder to vote in state elections.

Letter to the Editor: The Human Cost of Repealing ACA

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) recently voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act as well as make cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Letter to the Editor: McLean Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence

This past weekend our quiet McLean community received the awful news of the murder-suicide of the Chen-Zhou family.

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Not Representative of Who We Are — Richmond Report

Like so many of you and so many Americans, I was appalled when I learned of President Trump's Executive Order barring those from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, even if they have valid American visas of any kind.

Fairfax City Special Election: Michael DeMarco

Imagine living in a city where we have easy access to restaurants, shops, public transportation and work.

Fairfax City Special Election: David Meyer

The City of Fairfax needs a strong, effective mayor to lead the Council in completing its 2035 Comprehensive Plan, getting the two approved redevelopment projects started at Fairfax Circle and Kamp Washington, and protecting existing neighborhoods from increased density and traffic congestion.

Fairfax City Special Election: Ellie Schmidt

You have a choice in the special election on Feb 7.

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See Washington's Alexandria

Washington's Birthday

This is the second in a series of articles about the George Washington Birthday Celebration.

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A Farewell to Landmark Mall

Hailed as the largest shopping center in northern Virginia when it opened in 1965, Landmark Mall was set to close on Jan. 31 long after most chain stores fled.