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Editorial: Good, Bad and Missed Opportunities

Results of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

GOOD THINGS Progress in funding mental health and addressing the opioid epidemic on multiple levels were among the successes of the 2017 General Assembly session.

Commentary: Progress on Mental Health Reforms

A robust legislative agenda seeking to improve Virginia’s approach to mental health crises emerged this year from the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Complicity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued two official memos, dated Feb. 20, 2017, implementing the president’s Executive Orders on internal enforcement and “border security.”

Letter to the Editor: City’s Failure to Control Traffic

Why can’t we solve the problem of cars blocking traffic at some of our key intersections during the peak traffic hours in the morning and evenings?

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Letter to the Editor: Can’t Anyone Say ‘No’?

When it comes to governments, especially our city government, there are always more needs than money to address them.

Opinion: Budget Season in Fairfax County

Attend a town hall meeting and express your priorities.

Alexandria and Arlington each have a meals tax, both enacted without a referendum because as urban forms of government in Virginia, their local elected bodies were authorized to enact the tax legislatively.

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Commentary: No Sunlight on Fracking

In addition to jobs and the economy, Virginia’s future is predicated on how we meet our energy needs.

Commentary: Elections Matter

As a member of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, I support fair, open and efficient elections, which are fundamental to the maintenance of bedrock democratic principles.

Commentary: Love Tr---s Hate

Last Fall the Alexandria City Council officially declared that, in response to the election of Donald Trump, our burg rejects all forms of hate and will henceforth be known as a “hate free zone.”

To the Editor: Costs Keep Adding Up

The debacle of Patrick Henry Elementary School continues — just when you think this project cannot get any worse — the School Board transfers $5.7 million from another project (Polk) to pay for cost overruns at Patrick Henry.

Letter to the Editor: Appreciative Leaders

It was an honor having a chance to meet our U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on a evening of a little shopping at a nearby CVS.

Letter to the Editor: Support Alexandria Police in Budget

On Feb. 21, the city manager will present the 2018 city budget to the City Council. In the next four months, a number of budget alterations and adjustments will occur prior to July 1, when the budget goes into effect.

Letter to the Editor: Teaching Where to Cross

I would like to jump in on the crossing guard story [“Hands Held High,” Gazette Packet, Feb. 9].

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