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Letter: Why Not Run?

Letter to the Editor

I have been amazed at the number of conversations suggesting that Mayor Euille should simply “fall in line” and “endorse the primary winner.”

Letter: Parking Issue Not Insurmountable

Letter to the Editor

If one looks at Old Town streets, late at night on a weeknight, one will see plenty of street parking spaces available, thus there is plenty of spaces for resident street parking.

Letter: Neighbors And Parking

Letter to the Editor

Current council member Justin Wilson’s quest for obscure regulations found another one to redress.

Letter: It’s Five

Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank a recent letter to editor entitled “Overlooked” for correctly pointing out that I omitted Monique Miles when I endorsed Allison Silberberg, Townsend Van Fleet, Bob Wood and Fernando Torrez to reinstate Alexandria’s beauty.

Editorial: Sea Changes in Policing?

Report offers blueprint for transforming aspects of policing, jail and services for people with mental illness.

Yesterday, for the first time in the history of Fairfax County Police Department, a Fairfax County Police officer was charged in a shooting death.

Commentary: Public Trust above Party

Shifting from a relaxing vacation back to work is always challenging, but my return this past week from the mountains, streams and lakes of Glacier National Park to a special session of the General Assembly has been a particularly stark contrast.

Letter: Bipartisan Support

Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor published on Aug. 12 under the headline "Diversity And Politics" includes several errors of fact regarding the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) that beg for correction.

Column: Time to Encourage Reading

For many of us summer vacation provides a time for our families to enjoy time off from the school year grind, and allows children to participate in fun outdoor activities. However, during summer break, some children fall behind in their academic achievements, which can lead to steps backward in a child’s education. This is especially true when it comes to reading.

Column: B.D. Versus A.D.

If my experiences as a cancer patient/ “terminal” “diagnosee” are at all typical, then the following generalization might in fact be true: certain situations and/or feelings that were once tolerated before diagnosis are nearly impossible to tolerate after diagnosis: traffic, waiting in lines, rudeness, compromise, sacrifice, delayed/deferred gratification, to list just a few. Life becomes so much more precious, that wasting some of it – or the perception of wasting some of it – on unpleasant, unrewarding, aggravating, stressful, menial tasks, obligations, duties, etc. becomes almost too much to bear; on a consistent basis, anyway.

Letter: Problem Solver

Letter to the Editor

Now in my mid-70s, I have never voted for a Republican but I intend to vote for Bob Wood, a smart and personable candidate for City Council

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Letter: A Life = Future and One’s Future = Vision

Letter to the Editor

Law enforcement and the judicial system is based on the belief that all people are to be treated equally.

Letter: Price of Borrowing

Letter to the Editor

Whether these letter writers realize it or not, when they proudly point to Alexandria’s municipal bond rating, they haven’t read the fine print or connected the dots.

Letter: What’s Meant By ‘Farm?’

Letter to the Editor

These comments are in response to the article on Whitehall Farms. While it’s easy to love chickens, corn mazes and veggies, the reality of “farms” is quite different. Wineries, breweries and liquor distilleries are all considered “farms” too.

Column: Keeping Up to Date

My experience is that the annual summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides the best continuing education I can get as a legislator.