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Editorials

Out of Mayhem – Hope

April 4, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited…nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms…

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Fiery Alexandria Icon

April 2, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Pat Troy was proud of being an American, an Alexandrian, an Irishman, a Catholic, and a businessman.  He was never shy about letting people know his opinions on those issues which mattered most to him. 

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Budget Platitudes

February 21, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Kudos yet again to City Manager Mark Jinks and City staff for coming up with another budget that is responsible given the political realities under which the Manager operates.

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No Limits

February 17, 2018

alexandrianews Editorial – Two weeks ago the Alexandria School Board adopted its FY2019-28 Ten Year Capital Budget. After considerable discussion they discarded the budget that the superintendent presented and adopted one with a price tag of some $16 million more.

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Pro Bono?

February 14, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the October, 2017, decision of a three-judge panel of the same court, which unanimously refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision which had ruled in favor of the City of Alexandria in the La Bergerie land-use case.

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No Flash In The Pan

January 31, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Every year Alexandrianews.org selects an Alexandria citizen leader as our Alexandrian of the Year. This year our Board selected Eric Wagner, a long-time resident and long-time member and chairman of the Planning Commission from 1993 to 2015.

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Winners And Losers

January 23, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – In November of last year, a report entitled “Getting Ahead, the Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia” was published by the Center on Society and Health of Virginia Commonwealth University. The study was funded by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation.

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Just Compensation

January 16, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial –
Query: Are the salaries the City Council and the Mayor receive just – as in simply - a small but meaningful remuneration for the hours they put in as citizen legislators, not full time and in the cause of a greater good, that of public service?

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