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Immigration

February 15, 2017

Letter to the Editor:

My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}.

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Alexandria Responds To White Supremacy

February 8, 2017

To the Editor:
The presence of white supremacist Richard Spencer in Old Town is a symptom of our broken politics. The major political parties have too long avoided difficult conversations about racial and economic justice. White supremacists want to fill that vacuum with hate speech.

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Christ Church Vestry Release Statement On White Supremacy

February 8, 2017

To the Editor:
The Vestry, or governing body, and clergy of Historic Christ Church, Alexandria, has released a statement regarding white supremacy.

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Response to Governor McAuliffe Announces Cyber Vets Virginia Training Initiative Partnership With SANS Institute’s VetSuccess Academy

February 2, 2017

To the Editor:
It is an awesome opportunity that SANS is offering free cyber training to veterans. For all that they have done to serve this country, they deserve as much assistance as possible to get acclimated into civilian life, including training for career opportunities.

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What Did You Prove?

January 23, 2017

To the Editor:
For those 60+ dems who decided to boycott the inauguration and our democratic peaceful transfer of power, what did you prove?

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What’s A Couple Thousand Bills, Anyway?

January 20, 2017

By Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30)

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the 2017 General Assembly 46-day “short” session. My colleagues and I have begun considering the more than 2,394 bills introduced to date, including 35 of mine.

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Alexandria GOP Reponse To Congressman Beyer Boycott

January 20, 2017

To the Editor:
Northern Virginia Congressman Don Beyer’s rather deplorable decision to boycott the US tradition of the peaceful transfer of power is disappointing. Beyer noted that despite US intelligence community universal denials to the contrary, he would not “be part of legitimizing a man whose election may have depended on malicious foreign interference . . . “

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A Letter From U.S. President Barack Obama To The American People

January 19, 2017

Letter to the Editor:

It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place.

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Gerrymandering

January 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor:

As the new legislative year begins in Richmond, I hope more voters will join the effort to stop gerrymandering in Virginia. An overwhelming majority of us (as well as Presidents Reagan and Kennedy in the past and Clinton, G.H.W. Bush, G. Bush, and Obama now) favor this cause.

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Making Alexandria Great Again

January 9, 2017

Civics 101
By Rodger Digilio, alexandrianews.org – Several years ago a number of developers who were concerned about the future of retail in Old Town Alexandria proposed that a Business Improvement District be created in the area.

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