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Poem: The Hills of Arlington

There was a house, there on the corner,

Editorial: Sea Changes in Policing?

Report offers blueprint for transforming aspects of policing, jail and services for people with mental illness.

Yesterday, for the first time in the history of Fairfax County Police Department, a Fairfax County Police officer was charged in a shooting death.

Letter: Bipartisan Support

Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor published on Aug. 12 under the headline "Diversity And Politics" includes several errors of fact regarding the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) that beg for correction.

Letter: Diversity And Politics

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: My father, an African American pastor of over 40 years, and local legend in Northern Jersey, reputed for many firsts including being the first African American State Chaplain for the New Jersey National Guard, but also the man who brought Bishop Fulton Sheen to address a meeting of the American Baptists Churches, used to often rephrase the words found in Romans, stating, “The good that I would, I don’t.”

Letter: An Angel In Disguise

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On July 13, 2015, I was driving to Reagan National Airport to pick up my son when I noticed the low fuel light was flashing.

Letter: Looking for Information

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Alice Elizabeth Langley Hsieh was a relative of mine. Her father was Ernest and mother Edna Jockers, a sister Edna Langley. Alice died in 1979. Has anyone knowledge of her or her family?

Editorial: 'Our Community Deserves Better'

Strongly worded recommendations for police on transparency and public trust; FCPD has miles to go.

Outrage over the shooting death of John Geer of Springfield on Aug. 29, 2013, by a Fairfax County Police officer led the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to form of the Ad Hoc Police Practice Review Commission, which began meeting in March 2015. The Communications Subcommittee was the first to give recommendations to the full commission, and the report pulled no punches.

Letter: Lift U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Forty years ago, at the height of the 1970s energy crisis, Congress passed a law banning exports of oil from the lower 48 states. The law was intended to limit America’s dependence on imported oil by keeping domestic oil from leaving the country. It was not successful – oil imports continued to climb for decades. But the law stayed on the books.

Letter: Virginia Hospital Center ‘Rocks’

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In my mind, there is no uncertainty as to why Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

Editorial: What’s Special about Your Community?

Share tips in upcoming Newcomers and Community Guides.

The Connection’s annual Newcomers and Community Guides will publish Aug. 26. A bevy of interns, plus staff writers and editors, are preparing this year’s editions, but we need help from our readers.

Editorial: Backpacks for All

Thousands of students will begin school this fall at a disadvantage; help now so they have the basics.

The first day of school each year is fraught with anticipation and anxiety. Many local students will be concerned about what they wear, who they will see, what it will be like. They’ve already had multiple shopping trips, online and otherwise, to be sure they have the supplies and extras they need.

Letter to the Editor: Redistricting Matters

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your insightful editorial headlining support for nonpartisan redistricting (“Yes to Nonpartisan Redistricting,” July 9).

Commentary: Keeping Guns from Criminals

Focusing on private gun sales.

What are you going to do about gun safety and gun violence? These were words I heard over and over again from constituents last year when I first ran for Congress.

Letter: Celebrating Marriage Equality

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Today, we rejoice in the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the federal right of same sex partners to legal marriage in the cases of Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear.

Letter: Questioning VDOT On I-66 Plan

Letter to the Editor

The following is a statement by the 66 Alliance at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s public information meeting on the “Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project” at the Arlington Public Library on June 17.

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