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Cleaner Water

December 1, 2016

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.

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An Open Letter To Virginia’s Congressional Delegation

December 1, 2016

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.

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Electoral College

November 30, 2016

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.

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Coach Hill Pushed Out

November 21, 2016

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

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Members Of Alexandria City Council Issue Statement On Inclusiveness

November 21, 2016

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.

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Beyer Condemns Recent Trump Appointments

November 18, 2016

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.

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

November 14, 2016

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

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It’s Not About The Party, Stupid

November 11, 2016

Opinion: Jim Boissonault

We are all familiar with the political truism "It's about the economy, stupid." This week's election clearly made the point that it's not about the party (in this case the Democratic or the Republican parties), stupid.

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Alexandria Sewage Pollution: Facts vs. City Spin

November 10, 2016

Opinion: Potomac Riverkeeper Network –
Potomac Riverkeeper Network is providing the following facts to help the public distinguish the truth from the misinformation being spread by Alexandria’s elected leaders and city staff.

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Our Next President

November 10, 2016

To the Editor:
Dear Friend, I’m as disappointed as anyone. We had the opportunity to elect a candidate -- the first woman president -- who would have brought people together, created jobs, strengthened our nation’s leadership across the globe, and opened up ladders of opportunity for countless Americans.

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