Archives: ‘Letters/Opinions’

Restoring The Clean Water Act

October 24th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor:
On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment Virginia, “Waterways Restored,” highlights the success the law has meant for the Anacostia River, a tributary of the Potomac, taking it from a state of horrific pollution to giving some hope that it will be safe for swimming and fishing in little more than a decade.

Listen First, Vote Second

October 21st, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Pearce Goodwin
Is there any way to improve the tone of our national discourse, to alleviate the rancor that’s gripping our politics and society? Voters believe the answer is simple, listen first.

The Ban That Is Putting Lives And Healthcare At Risk

September 25th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor,
As someone that works in public safety and is gay, I am outraged and you should be too. The Food and Drug Administration bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Help Us End Domestic Violence

September 17th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

By Jasmin Witcher
Bethany House of Northern Virginia

With all the recent focus on the Rice family, the NFL and questions as to who viewed the video and knew what, and when, I believe we should stop judging and pointing fingers and start focusing on the larger issue.

Going Back To School With Asthma

August 12th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor: Busy with back-to-school season? There are probably plenty of things on your mind this month, from shopping for supplies to getting your kids the shots they need. If your child has asthma, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll get the care they need if they get sick at school.

A Letter In Support Of Mark Warner

August 12th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor: As a T. C. Williams teacher for three decades, I have seen for myself that public education is the bedrock of our democracy. Our school boards at local and state levels have a proven record of recognizing the necessity of supporting public education rather than siphoning funds to the private sector.

“N” Used On Virginia Uniform Summons

July 21st, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor:

My daughter was given a reckless driving speeding summons in a town called Gordonsville, Virginia.

It Doesn’t Add Up At ACPS

July 10th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:

The Alexandria City Public Schools’ Office of Communication and Public Relations' June 16 press release highlighted the academic successes of the T. C. Williams 2014 senior class.

Back To Richmond On Monday

June 20th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

By Virginia State Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45)

Last week the General Assembly went back to Richmond for a special session to vote on and pass a budget.

Op-Ed Article On Potomac Yard Metro Station

June 16th, 2014 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Bill Hendrickson

Recently, there have been indications that the city is considering switching its preferred location for a proposed Metro station at Potomac Yard from alternative site B to alternative A. But it’s not clear that A will work.