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

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View from Coffin Corner

Extreme position on House floor enjoys a storied history.

As a freshman delegate in 1978, Ken Plum was assigned a desk in the far corner on the Democratic side of the House of Delegates — seat 17. It wasn’t the best vantage point in the House because about a third of the Republican members were totally out of view. The senior members took the seats at the back of the chamber near the center, sticking Plum in the corner.

Commentary: A Deal on Misdemeanor-Felony Threshold in Virginia

Commentary: Working It Out

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Annual Meeting Puts Mount Vernon in Spotlight

Storck hosts local dignitaries; exhibit hall with 70 exhibitors.

Commentary: ‘Electronic Textbooks’ Bill Moves Forward in Virginia

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Virginia Lawmakers Play Whack-A-Mole with Predatory Lenders

Senate panel takes action limiting one kind of high-interest loan, leaving loophole for another.

By this time next year, high-interest lenders may be prohibited from making consumer finance loans — at least ones they find profitable at 200 percent interest. So that loophole may be closed by the end of the General Assembly session. But it seems likely lawmakers will leave Richmond this year creating no restrictions on open-end lines of credit, raising concern among some that lawmakers are playing a game of whack-a-mole.

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Vienna Church Holds Social Justice Sunday

Social justice issues discussed at the First Baptist Church of Vienna.

Commentary: Roller Coaster Ride

Reston Association Announces Board Candidates

The who, what, where, when, and how as 13 individuals vie for four seats of the RA Board of Directors.

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Candidates for Maryland’s 6th District

Filing deadline is Feb. 27.

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