Arlington Opinion

Arlington Opinion


Another Opportunity to Talk About It

Super Bowl Sunday is Sunday, Feb. 7, and often more about the parties than the game.

Editorial: Economic Development in Virginia

The General Assembly prides itself in providing a pro-business climate, but refuses infusion of more than $3 billion annually.

Hundreds of bills before this year’s General Assembly session focus on “business climate,” providing incentives for businesses to locate and expand here, extending tax exemptions and tax credits, encouraging international trade, reducing regulation and many other approaches perceived as pro-business.

Arlington Column: Nondiscrimination Bills Pass Senate


As the snow thawed and the General Assembly went about its business last week, a number of developments occurred involving LGBT rights.

Editorial: ‘Disappointing, Not Surprising’

Bills to rein in predatory lending die in Senate committee.

Have you ever paid 36 percent interest on a loan or credit card?

Arlington Letter: Tone Deaf County

Letter to the Editor

Once again, the Arlington County government has proven to be completely tone deaf when dealing with residents.

Arlington Column: Lopez Submits 2016 Legislative Agenda


My legislative agenda reflects the values and priorities of our community.

Arlington Column: A Blizzard of Bills and Budget Amendments


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: Transportation Improvements Will Bolster Economy

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition 2016 policy statement.

We, the undersigned Northern Virginia organizations representing the vast majority of businesses and employees of Northern Virginia’s private sector and nonprofit workforce, believe that a strong, efficient regional transportation network is essential to our region’s future economic competitiveness, security, and quality of life. W

Column: The General Assembly Convenes


As the 2016 General Assembly legislative session began on Jan. 13, it was my honor to take the oath of office for the sixth time to serve the people of Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Lee in the state legislature. I formally introduced my friend and colleague, Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), to the Senate, and I look forward to working with him, Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Prince William) and the five other new senators to get things done on your behalf.

Arlington Letter: Help County’s Most Vulnerable

Letter to the Editor

I would like to commend new County Board members, Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol, for their new year’s day addresses focusing our vision on rebuilding faith in Arlington government and helping the county’s most vulnerable.

Arlington Letter: More Science, Less Fear

Letter to the Editor

A recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics entitled “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children” (Boukhris 2015) may have caused unnecessary harmful repercussions among pregnant women and new mothers.

Commentary: A Workable Solution for I-66

There was a great deal of concern about “$17 tolls” inside the beltway on I-66 during the recent election. I shared those concerns as I did not want to set a precedent of tolling a road that we were not adding infrastructure to.

Letter: ‘Leafing’ Truth Behind

Letter to the Editor

As a longtime resident of Arlington, I am generally satisfied with the services provided by the county.

Letter: ‘Gifts That Give Hope’

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your timely opinion piece reminding readers of community needs and listing alternatives to buying material gifts.

Editorial: Holidays Are About Giving

The holidays are about giving, and giving thanks. The holidays are about children and family. The holidays are about sharing, about joy.