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City Leaders Move To Open-up Old Maintenance Yard

November 14, 2018

To the Editor: Leaders of the Office of Historic Alexandria are hosting a "Community Open-House" at Fort Ward Park & Museum this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to explain the draft interpretive plan for Fort Ward. The plan has been prepared by OHA staff, their consultant and hand-picked experts.

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Six Reasons Why Amazon’s Commitment Is A Win For The Entire Capital Region

November 14, 2018

Opinion: Greater Washington Partnership – Amazon has created an unprecedented opportunity for the Capital Region—from Baltimore to Richmond—to tell our region's unique and compelling story. Before today we all said, "If one wins, we all win," because an Amazon commitment to the Capital Region undeniably benefits us all. Today, we affirm that Amazon's decision is a Capital Region victory for six reasons.

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Rise And Vote!

October 31, 2018

To the Editor: As a life-long registered voter it is my hope that the citizens of the United States will make the effort to vote in what many consider to be perhaps the most important election in the history of this country.

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The Decision To Place Lights At The T.C. Williams Football Field

October 12, 2018

To the Editor:
Dear Mayor, Vice Mayor and City Council Members,
I'm writing to you as you deliberate over the decision to place lights at the T.C. Williams football field.

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No Identification Of Ferdinand T. Day School On Beauregard, Street Side Or Entrance Drive

October 1, 2018

To the Editor: Today is the 30th of September and the Ferdinand T. Day School, located at 1701 North Beauregard Street, is still without an identification sign on the street side or at the entrance drive as it has been since the building was converted and the school opened.

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Alexandria Democrats Condemn Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy

August 14, 2018

On Aug. 6, the Alexandria Democratic Committee unanimously passed a Resolution condemning the zero tolerance policy of President Donald Trump, which separated children from parents upon their legal or unlawful entry (which is a misdemeanor under federal law) into our nation, across the southern border.

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Virginia Medicaid Expansion Work Requirement Leaves Many Behind

June 7, 2018

Statement: Young Invincibles – Moments ago, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the state budget, which included a historic expansion of Medicaid eligibility to as many as 400,000 low income Virginians. However the budget, which has passed through both houses of the Virginia state legislature, also included a requirement that newly-eligible Virginians meet arbitrary work requirements for their coverage, which could limit their access to Medicaid.

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A Question Of Leadership

June 6, 2018

To the Editor:
In the toxic political climate that seems to be so pervasive these days, binary elections are often framed by supporters and opponents of candidates and issues as choices between good and evil. 

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The Budget Is The Issue

May 17, 2018

To the Editor:
The campaign for the June primary is well under way. It is no surprise that candidates are generally in favor of schools, affordable housing, small business, inclusion. One issue, however, overshadows all others – managing the City's budget. Every candidate should be required to explain what services they are prepared to cut and what taxes they would raise.

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Journalistic Ethics And Fairness

May 8, 2018

To The Editor:
I am writing today in the interest of fairness as we approach the upcoming primary election for Mayor and City Council.  In America, we have a tradition of news organizations, primarily newspapers, making endorsements in political races as a way to inform their readers about important facets of the campaign as they relate to the candidates for office. Regardless of the publication, it is important that readers know these endorsements are fair and unbiased. 

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