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Alexandria Letter: Vote in Primary

Letter to the Editor

There is an important election coming soon, on Tuesday, March 1, the primary election for President of the United States.

Alexandria Letter: Helping Homeless Cats

Letter to the Editor

The feral cats, homeless cats, stray cats, wild cats, street cats, and alley cats among others are members of the same species of cats. Because these cats lack food, shelter, and water, it prompts them to hunt and scavenge t

Alexandria Letter: Why Develop Small Area Plans?

Letter to the Editor

The City of Alexandria invests thousands of dollars, in the form of employee man-hours and contractor fees, to develop the small area plans.

Alexandria Column: Maintaining Memory

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

If you are a fellow baby-boomer, does an occasional lapse in memory sometimes make you wonder if it is something more serious than a momentary distraction? A

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Alexandria Mentor of the Month

Reading Buddies: Yahia and Sharon

I have been working with Ms. Sharon for about three years and it is a lot of fun. My favorite moment was when we went to IHOP and shared stuff about ourselves.

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Alexandria: The Accidental Mentor

Commentary-Community Lodgings

Mentoring a teenage girl was the last thing on Dana Gilbertson's mind in 2013 when she visited Community Lodgings, an Alexandria nonprofit that offers transitional and affordable housing and youth education to low-income, predominantly Latino families. Gilbertson had intended to start a birthday program for the Community Lodgings youth, something that she had seen in her native Wisconsin.

Letter: Sex Trafficking Was Illegal for Hundreds of Years

To the Editor

Your article, "Money, Lax Laws Draw Sex Traffickers” (Connection, January 21-27) states “Last year, before the state of Virginia passed its first sex trafficking laws, SB 1188 and HB 1964, it was the last state in the United States with any sex trafficking legislation.”

Commentary: Progress on Transportation

In the early years of the 20th-century travelers were advised not to come to Virginia because of the poor condition of the roads.

Editorial: ‘Disappointing, Not Surprising’

Bills to rein in predatory lending die in Senate committee.

Have you ever paid 36 percent interest on a loan or credit card?

Arlington Letter: Tone Deaf County

Letter to the Editor

Once again, the Arlington County government has proven to be completely tone deaf when dealing with residents.

Arlington Column: Lopez Submits 2016 Legislative Agenda

Commentary

My legislative agenda reflects the values and priorities of our community.

Arlington Column: A Blizzard of Bills and Budget Amendments

Commentary

Last week the General Assembly kicked into high gear holding committee hearings to review the thousands of bills considered during the “long” 60-day session.

Commentary: Surovell’s 2016 Legislative Agenda: Part II

Last week, the 2016 General Assembly gaveled into action.

The Rules Committee assigned me to three committees.

Letter: Coyotes, A Welcome Part of County’s Natural Ecosystem

To the Editor

Thank you for the article “Coyotes on the Rise in Fairfax County” (Connection, January 14-20, 2016).

Column: Surovell’s 2016 Legislative Agenda, Part II

Commentary

The Rules Committee assigned me to three committees.