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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].

A ‘Big Weekend’ Celebrating Washington’s Birthday

This is the third in a series of articles about the George Washington Birthday Celebration. For more information, please visit www.washingtonbirthday.com.

Commentary: Choosing One’s Future

Nearly two weeks ago just across the Potomac, the United States inaugurated its 45th president – Donald J. Trump. It took only seven days for his Administration to put forth and sign an executive order that barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry into the U.S. for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

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Commentary: Plank in the Progressive Eye

Donald Trump has a lot of people worrying about “alternative facts.” Rightfully so. But I also worry about progressives who seem to think their facts don’t come from a world of alternatives.

Commentary: First Amendment Is Alive and Well

“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Commentary: Bill Would Hinder Municipal Broadband Program

Our future, at least part of it, exists on the internet.

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