On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
Labor Day opened with a cup of coffee and our putting out the flag. This has always been something of a ritual with us. We always fly the flag on our secular and patriotic holidays.
Travel through the Springfield Interchange should be easier for motorists, with the opening last week of a new bridge that carries traffic from I-95 North onto the Inner Loop toward Tysons Corner. On Thursday, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine accompanied a busload of elected officials and transportation experts during a peak […]
When it comes right down to it, housing is one of the most important social issues of ours or any time. The ability of a family, or of any individual, to have a roof overhead, a place to call home, is an indispensable component of an industrious, progressive society. It […]
This edition of the News-Press is dedicated to “Back to School,” with an array of articles about schools in our greater Falls Church distribution area.
Eco-Tourism is a growing trend in the United States. It is defined as “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people” by The International Ecotourism Society (www.ecotourism.org).
Labor Day is a time to honor the value of hard work. Unfortunately, today more than ever America’s hard-working families are feeling squeezed, living paycheck to paycheck.
Good things sometimes come out of horrible situations. That is the case with a group new to Northern Virginia called Guitars Not Guns.
To What End? You may not realize it, but the Virginia General Assembly is still in special session, although we have not had a session in some weeks.
“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their […]