2024-06-13 5:56 AM

The LGBTQ+ Reach: June 13-19, 2024

A Ray of Hope in The Sunshine State On Tuesday, for the first time, a Federal court permanently blocked a law targeting Trans healthcare from taking effect, after issuing a preliminary block last June following passage of the law — Florida SB 254. The ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

Community News & Notes: June 13-19, 2024

June Events Announced By Tinner Hill Heritage Fdn. Two events are taking place this week, held by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation (THHF). The first is the dedication ceremony for the newly unveiled mural, “Welcome to Tinner Hill,” at the intersection of S. Washington Blvd. and Tinner Hill Rd. The ceremony will be held at […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church: June 13-19, 2024

Trees are beloved in spring and summer when they provide beauty and shade to our neighborhoods, and sometimes reviled in autumn when their fallen leaves must be raked and composted. Even in winter, their bare branches can create a familiar skyline, hinting at the next seasons to come. Although pleasing to the eye, those same […]

Classical Musical ‘Hair’ Still Delivering Powerful Performance

Big, bold, and brassy are what you get at this memorable “Hair” onstage now through July 7 at Signature Theatre. Rocking outasight! And that’s what they do nonstop. Drugs, sex, rock and roll…but wait! There’s more, much more! This bunch of energetic hippies sing a song, song a sing, song, song, song, sing their story […]

Letters to Editor: June 13-19, 2024

F.C. Crime Reports: An Alarming Trend? Editor, I would love for someone to address what is clearly, if I am to believe your paper, a rising crime rate in our city. When we moved here 8 years ago we were thrilled to live in such a safe place. I feel disheartened to see that the […]

Warner Talks Russians, Beyer Talks Fusion

Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, again last week leveled a stark warning about foreign interference in the 2024 U.S. Presidential election, saying that “in some ways, we are more vulnerable now than four years ago.” He made his remarks in a telephone press briefing.There are more nations now than […]

Editor’s Weekly Column: Civil Insults in an Age of Mindless Name Calling

This is presented in the interest of our nation’s vital need for civility, intelligence and humanity in our discourse as key components in the battle against mindless acquiescence to paradigms of brutality, shameful prejudice, dumbed-down, anti-democratic diatribes and brain-damaged ramblings that a big part of our national politics is now committed to. I found the […]

Editorial: Benton Feted in Editor & Publisher

Our esteemed News-Press founder/owner/editor Nicholas F. Benton was feted in the June 2024 edition of Editor & Publisher magazine as one of its “Class of 2024 ‘15 over 50’ committed to truth, community engagement and sustainability in our industry.” E&P author Robin Blinder introduced the segment in the magazine this month, saying “the honored news […]

2 Meridian Students Win Washington Area Cappies Awards

Carlos Ortiz of Meridian High School won the Cappie award for creativity at the Cappies gala at the Kennedy Center tonight. Ortiz is the son of FC School Board member David Ortiz. Abby Berg also of Meridian wins Cappie for Best Actor in Female Roll in a play. The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an […]