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Letters/Opinions

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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Alexandria Chamber Of Commerce On Proposed Meal Tax

April 30, 2018

To the Editor:
Below is an email we sent to the Mayor of Alexandria a month ago regarding a proposed 1% increase to the Meals Tax that the City is considering.  Now City Council will vote on a meals tax increase tonight during their final budget add/delete session beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Lights At The T. C. Williams High School Stadium

April 27, 2018

Opinion: Linda Holland

Question: What conditions have changed since the ACPS and City made the commitment to the community displaced by the building of T. C. Williams High School 50+ years ago not to install lights at the football field

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Alexandria Safety Employees Deserve Equitable Pay

April 4, 2018

By Diana Barrett – President, Southern States Police Benevolent Association
My name is Diana Barrett, President of the Alexandria Chapter of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.  I am writing not only as one of your police officers but on behalf of the approximately 170 members of my organization. 

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