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Opinion: Editorial: Dire and Urgent

Does current repeal effort set the stage for billions in tax cuts for the wealthiest?

Editorial: Good, Bad and Missed Opportunities

Results of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

GOOD THINGS Progress in funding mental health and addressing the opioid epidemic on multiple levels were among the successes of the 2017 General Assembly session.

Opinion: Budget Season in Fairfax County

Attend a town hall meeting and express your priorities.

Alexandria and Arlington each have a meals tax, both enacted without a referendum because as urban forms of government in Virginia, their local elected bodies were authorized to enact the tax legislatively.

Letter to the Editor: An Arlington Woman Who Makes a Difference

Throughout the history of the U.S., communities continually change and evolve.

Commentary: First Amendment Is Alive and Well

“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Letter to the Editor: Economic Oppoortunities

When Bob McDonnell was Governor, he named his Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling “Chief Jobs Creation Officer.”

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So Much Happening, Don’t Blink

Demonstrations at Dulles in reaction to travel ban; fast moving General Assembly lacks transparency; other key issues.

As this date approaches, the General Assembly has a serious transparency issue, as it continues to kill most proposed legislation with unrecorded voice votes in subcommittee, with no accountability or record of how members voted.

Commentary: What’s a Couple Thousand Bills, Anyway?

Jan. 11 marked the beginning of the 2017 General Assembly 46-day “short” session.

Letter to the Editor: Concerned Clergy in Arlington

An open letter to members of the state legislature.

We write to you this week to encourage your opposition to bills in both the House of Delegates and the Senate that, in denying full and equal rights and protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Virginians, violate the deeply held convictions of our various faith traditions.