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Letters/Opinions

The Cost Of Disagreement

November 3, 2017

Opinion: Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson – A little over three years ago, in October of 2014, the Planning Commission and City Council heard a land-use proposal at 329 N. Washington Street in Old Town.

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Where I Stand On Gun Legislation

October 3, 2017

Opinion: U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA8)
Preventing gun violence has been a major priority since I took office. I participated in the House sit-in to demand solutions to gun violence, and remain outspoken on this issue. Here are my positions on some legislation related to firearms and gun violence.

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This Has Got To Stop

September 25, 2017

By Rodger Digilio
Like most Alexandrians, I have noticed and been impressed with the great effort the City is making to improve our infrastructure. Trucks are everywhere with scores of workers busy fixing curbs, gutters and sidewalks and paving streets.

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Bye Bye Biddie

September 15, 2017

Civics 101 -- Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks announced to Council at last Tuesday night’s meeting that he had completed his review of the proposed Old Town Business Improvement District for the downtown area and concluded that the time was not right to create a BID.

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Racism At Virginia Business

August 25, 2017

To the Editor:
I went to Kingstowne Cleaners in the Kingstowne area of Fairfax County, VA yesterday (Aug. 24) to pick up alterations.

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Screed By Ms. Fisher

August 24, 2017

To the Editor: 
Disappointed that this has become a platform for venting of dislike dare I say "hate" language.

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President Trump Did Not Disappoint

August 18, 2017

To the Editor:
Are any of us reasonable, compassionate people surprised at President Trump's recent racist, hateful comments following the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA?

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On North Korea

August 15, 2017

To the Editor:
I grew up with two parents in the Army, and they raised me to believe that we owe our men and women in uniform the highest debt of gratitude for their service. As a liberal, I believe that the greatest form of gratitude is to keep our men and women out of harms way as much as possible, only using military force as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted, and the necessity of the desire is without question.

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Fair Representation Act Should Give States A Choice, Not A Mandate

July 12, 2017

Opinion: Lee Mortimer

Unlike in most democracies, U.S. congressional elections follow a "winner-take-all" model. One person is chosen to represent all the voters of a district -- with the result that large numbers of constituents who did not support the winning candidate may feel left out. It's hard to feel "represented" by someone you voted against.

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A Time Of Gratitude, Community And Strength

June 18, 2017

By Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg
Yesterday, only a few days after the unthinkable occurred, the park around our Simpson Field and our streets reopened. The large baseball field will reopen today, June 18th. Together, we are resilient. We are a blessed community. 

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