Issues Facing Alexandria Residents

A look at some of the major items on the agenda for the near future.

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Will the Next Attorney General Defend Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage?

Republican says he will defend amendment; Democrat is not so sure.

Virginia's next attorney general will have to stand in a courtroom and make a decision about whether or not the commonwealth's constitutional ban on marriage should be defended. Republican candidate Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26) has been clear about his support for the amendment and his intention to provide a vigorous defense of marriage. Democratic candidate Sen. Mark Herring (D-33), on the other hand, has yet to take a position on whether or not he will defend the amendment.

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Candidates Agree on Amendment for Voting Rights, Disagree on Executive Order

Restoration of civil rights on the agenda for next governor.

Should nonviolent felons have their right to vote automatically restored? What exactly is a nonviolent felony? What kind of process can be considered automatic?

On the Campaign Trail

Year after year, members of the General Assembly consider efforts to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons. But year after year, the effort is killed — usually by House Republicans.

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For First Time in Recent Memory, No Competition Open Commonwealth's Attorney Seat

No Democrat challenges Bryan Porter in primary; no Republican steps forward for general.

Back in 1979, the competition to become Alexandria's next commonwealth's attorney was fierce.

On the Campaign Trail

Back in 1979, the competition to become Alexandria's next commonwealth's attorney was fierce.

Fairfax County School Board Elects Ilryong Moon as Chairman

The Fairfax County School Board has elected Ilryong Moon (at-large) as chairman and Tamara Derenak Kaufax (Lee District) as vice chairman for a one-year term.

On the Campaign Trail

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe is not the standard candidate for higher office.

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Terry McAulife Launches Healthcare Platform at Inova Alexandria Hospital

Affordable Care Act is a key point of distinction between candidates for governor.

Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe found himself in the emergency room this week, but it wasn't because of a medical crisis.

RCA Announces Board Candidates

Online elections June 26 to July 10.

Contact Information for the Candidates: Colin Mills (president)—703-608-6049, cwmills47@hotmail.com; Gary Lee Thomas (president)—703-620-4279, garyleethomas@yahoo.com; Gary Walker (Lake Anne/Tall Oaks/Town Center)—703-864-3535, gary@gehwokka.com; Joe Leighton (South Lakes)—571-213-2611, joe_leighton@comcast.net; John Hanley (Hunters Woods)—703-391-9549, john.hanley@gi-de.com; Connie Hartke (Hunters Woods)—703-476-1230, constance@actwebservices.com; Tammi Petrine (At-Large)—703-390-0577, para1010@verizon.net.

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Combat Veteran Takes on Former City Councilman in House of Delegates Race

First-time candidate challenges freshman delegate.

Jeffrey Engle is no stranger to combat. The Army veteran spent 11 years in the service, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that he has taken a medical retirement from the military, he's ready for a different kind of fight.

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Northern Virginia Democrats Spoiling for a Fight Against Republican Incumbents

13 first-time candidates ready to take on incumbents across the region.

He may be taking the summer off from his role as host of the Daily Show, but Jon Stewart is playing an important role in the Democrats’ campaign for the House of Delegates this fall.

So ‘Un-Virginia Like’

It may be too early for some to think a Virginia governor may have to resign before his term is completed. It could happen.

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Bishop Ireton Awarded at Cappies Gala

Props and special effects recognized

Area schools garnered a variety of awards at the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Bishop Ireton High School won two Cappies.

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Establishment Wins Democratic Primary

State senators beat out first-time candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

Two first-time candidates had a hard time beating back the establishment this week, as two state senators won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor and attorney general Tuesday night.