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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.

Mount Vernon Column: Seeking ‘Solar Co-ops’ for Residents

Commentary

One of the areas of my legislation this year includes continuing state Sen. Scott Surovell’s efforts to enact solar net metering policies in the Commonwealth. Currently there are several problems with solar panel construction in residential areas, which affect much of the heavily-wooded Mount Vernon community.

Mount Vernon Letter: Gun Laws Not Being Enforced

Letter to the Editor

John K. Bergen [“Let’s Agree on Common Sense,” The Gazette, Jan. 14] is an ineffective advocate for the gun control organization he represents.

Mount Vernon Letter: Efforts Still Infringe on Rights

Letter to the Editor

John Bergen’s response [“Let’s Agree on Common Sense,” The Gazette, Jan. 14] to my letter to the Mount Vernon Gazette about protecting the Second Amendment U.S Constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners is typical of liberals who use whatever means, supportable or not, to support their positions.

Commentary: General Assembly 2016 Session Underway

After the usual business of organizing for a new legislative session, the General Assembly got underway without major incident.

Commentary: 2016 Politics and Better News

My plan for today was to discuss the silly season of Virginia’s General Assembly session which opened Jan. 13.

Alexandria Column: SSA Gala To Honor Members of the Community

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) announced that this year’s annual Generation to Generation Gala will recognize two Alexandria families for their long-term commitment to giving back in the local community.

Alexandria Letter: Regulating Tour Buses

Letter to the Editor

The Alexandria city manager is about to release his appointments to the newly reconstituted Tour Bus Task Force.

Alexandria Letter: Keep Open Little Longer

Letter to the Editor

I lament the closing of small, boutique shops in Old Town like Why Not. But there is one element that wasn't mentioned that I believe contributes to the failure of these little places: their hours.

Alexandria Letter: Best Use Of $6 Million?

Letter to the Editor

Reflect back to November 2013, Mayor Euille had just won a 4th term in an uncontested mayoral election — a landslide victory and his agenda had been totally embraced by the populace.

Alexandria Letter: Preserve Local History

Letter to the Editor

This week began with the 44th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside to remember the man, the mission and the history.