Immigrants Help Power Fairfax Economy

By Bob Leggett: Immigrants in northern Virginia now account for over 27% of the population and contribute almost $60 billion to the local economy, according to a new government report. The report finds that immigrants in our region are well…

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Listening to and learning from the coronavirus

Ed. Note: We encourage readers to share their insights and experiences as we journey together through the current historic coronavirus outbreak. By Mala Rajamani: The current coronavirus strain, as it snakes across the world, is shutting down travel, commerce, schools,…

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VA Sen. Surovell defends vote against assault weapon ban

By Susan Laume: Those following Virginia’s gun violence prevention measures were surprised when State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-36th) joined three other Democrats, Sens. “Chap” Petersen (D-34th), John Edwards (D-21st) and Creigh Deeds (D-25th), in a committee vote against advancing an…

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ERA: A fight to the finish

Editor’s Note: A statements of support for the Equal Rights Amendment from the Herndon-Reston Indivisible Women’s Issue Group. On January 27, the new Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), officially making Virginia the 38th…

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Citizen control over Va. polluters gets reprieve

By Brad Swanson: Virginia’s citizen boards will retain control over pollution emitters for at least another year as a bill to transfer this authority to a state agency has been downgraded to require passage by two consecutive annual legislatures. In…

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The health insurance public option is a fraud

By Todd Smyth: The “Public Option” for healthcare insurance was a distraction, promoted several years ago by the insurance industry, to keep people from supporting a single-payer system. Pres. Barack Obama actually dropped his support for a public option in…

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