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Editorial: America in Black & White

Growing up in America in the 1950s and 1960s, many children watched television only in black and white. Some children believed that the world beyond where they could see was only black and white, devoid of color even though their homes, their neighborhoods, their schools, their crayon boxes were filled with colors.

Letter to the Editor: Protesting Vote Suppression

I am fed up with gerrymandering and other tactics politicians use to stack the votes in their favor!

Letter to the Editor: Stopping Gerrymandering in Virginia

As the new legislative year begins in Richmond, I hope more voters will join the effort to stop gerrymandering in Virginia.

Commentary: Republican Repeal Plan Promises Health Care Chaos

Over the course of a normal week, my office receives thousands of letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets from Northern Virginians.

Letter to the Editor: Burdensome Requirement in Arlington

Kate Bates, president & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce released the following statement regarding the Arlington County Board's approval of an amendment that requires a second signature in order to remove vehicles that are illegally parked on private property:

Letter to the Editor: Who's at Fault in Arlington?

The Arlington County Board has spent considerable time and effort advocating for a "second signature" requirement and other measures to make it more difficult for property owners to tow illegally parked automobiles. This effort defies logic.

Arlington: An Inclusive Community

The Arlington County Board on Dec. 22 issued a letter, in Spanish and English, reaffirming the county’s commitment to welcoming immigrant populations, regardless of legal status.

Letter to the Editor: Growing Together in Arlington

This fall for my storytimes, I made a “Friendship Tree,” which serves as a fun reminder that while we are unique individuals with different needs, we also come together to enjoy stories in a cheerful, social environment and participate together as a united community.

Commentary: Comstock Addresses Top Priority Issues

Congresswoman’s report to the 10th district residents.

Welcome to the Arlington Children's Connection

Dear Readers: This week, the Arlington Connection turns over its pages to the youth and students.

Holiday Grief

Workshop helps others deal with loss.

The holiday season is bittersweet for Jeanne Rorke.

Letter to the Editor: Protect the Consumer Protection Bureau

Consumer protection groups have grown increasingly concerned about Republican promises to cut back on financial regulations next year.

Commentary: Fairfax Police Reform Is Well Underway

I endorse the Connection Newspaper’s recent editorial on the progress Fairfax County has made implementing the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, on which I had the honor of serving as chairman of the Use of Force Subcommittee.

Commentary: Congress Coming Together to Find and Fund Faster Cures

On Dec. 8, I joined with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, and the Speaker of the House, as the Speaker signed the 21st Century Cures Act.

Editorial: History in Police Reform Part 2

Civilian Review Panel — and they said it couldn’t be done ….

Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to establish a Civilian Review Panel, part of a two-pronged concept of independent oversight of law enforcement recommended unanimously by the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.

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