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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Advocating for Equal Rights

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Change in the Virginia Landscape

401st VA General Assembly reconvenes with a tsunami of filed legislation.

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Virginia Assembly – Week One

Highlights of some of the bills proposed.

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Viewpoints: Herndon

Herndon residents, Councilmembers reflect on Mayor Lisa C. Merkel's decision not to seek 5th term.

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Fairfax County Inaugurates Leadership

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Opening the Floodgates

Northern Virginia Democrats struggle with power now that they have it.

When they were in the minority, Democrats were mostly united in their views about everything from gun control and reproductive rights to the Equal Rights Amendment. Now that they’ve seized power, though, members of the newly minted majority are hearing from opposite sides on everything from gerrymandering and labor rights.

Surovell and Hope Introduce Bill in Virginia Prohibiting Conversion Therapy Practices

Legislation would prohibit any health care provider from engaging in conversion therapy with a minor patient.

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Week in Alexandria

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Unpaid Taxes Written Off

City often forgives delinquent taxpayers rather than going after them.

In the last decade, Alexandria has written off more than $100,000 in uncollected tax balances. The annual write-off happens every November, just as City Council members are appearing with a giant turkey at City Hall to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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