Archives: ‘Letters/Opinions’

Vision Zero Or Zero Vision

December 14th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
This letter originally began with, the 5th pedestrian killed by a vehicle in 15 months, but another serious pedestrian crash occurred on Wednesday. A few years ago, Alexandria averaged one pedestrian killed by a vehicle each year. While nationwide pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are up 10-13%, Alexandrians substantially exceed that.

Pro-Choice Or Pro-Trump?

December 14th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Kevin Vu, George Mason University Student

For many decades, there has been a subject that has been considered taboo; abortion. It has divided a nation between those who are for and against it.

The Harsh Reality About Workplace Discrimination Towards African American Women

December 9th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Courtney Overton, George Mason University Student

It is no secret that African Americans are discriminated against. However, one of the places where discrimination affects their livelihood is the workplace. African American women have even more of a disadvantage than men.

Cleaner Water

December 1st, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson

Editor’s Note: Vice Mayor Wilson originally published this in his Dec. 1, 2016 Council Connection and alexandrianews.org is publishing it with his permission.

Some of the efforts that a municipal government works on see quick results. Some efforts take a few years. Our efforts to achieve cleaner waterways will take decades, but the payoff will be for multiple future generations. The efforts are on-going and constant. The improvements continue nonetheless.

An Open Letter To Virginia’s Congressional Delegation

December 1st, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

From: Nine Virginia Health Organizations
As you work toward a deal to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2017, the undersigned Virginia public health and medical organizations urge you to oppose all policy riders, including those to block, weaken, or delay Clean Air Act protections, and fully fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s work to protect public health from air pollution.

Electoral College

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son and none would emerge with sufficient popular majority to govern the country.

Coach Hill Pushed Out

November 21st, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
After reading the story about Coach Hill being forced out as basketball Coach at T C Williams by ACPS Superintendent Crawley and allegedly School Board member Bill Campbell, it is no surprise to me by the way this matter was handled by all involved with ACPS

Members Of Alexandria City Council Issue Statement On Inclusiveness

November 21st, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Letters/Opinions]

Alexandria, Virginia, is a city of kindness and compassion.

We are a thriving community of engaged residents with strong ideals of peace, community service, and both shared and diverse cultures.

Beyer Condemns Recent Trump Appointments

November 18th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Virginia Congressmen Don Beyer (D-8)

“I do not expect to agree with President-elect Trump on most issues, but I do expect him to lead responsibly. By appointing Senator Sessions and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to key positions on his administration’s national security team, he has abdicated that duty.

A Letter From The School Board Regarding The Principles Of Inclusiveness And Equity

November 14th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Editor’s Note:
The Alexandria School Board issued the following letter to ACPS staff and families.