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A Solid Economy, Thanks Joe!

Marking the first anniversary of the inauguration of Joe Biden this January 20, 2022, the numbers in things that matter to the health of the nation and its people are way, way better than a year ago. Just on the economy, initial unemployment claims are down from 812,750 to 210,750, the unemployment rate is down from 6.4 percent to 3.9 percent, and compared to the loss of 9.4 million jobs a year ago, the number is now up by 6.4 million.

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Faces of Falls Church: Jacques Imperato

Chef Jacques Imperato was 20 years old when he came to the States from France. With little to no English under his belt he worked his way through Kitchens until finally taking over La Cote D’or Cafe located on Lee Highway in 2016. While talking with him he asked, “Do you know what the most expensive thing in a restaurant is?…An empty chair.”

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Fair Rules on Utility Disconnections

This past Monday, my planned 20 minute walk turned into an hour as I marveled at the beauty of northern Virginia covered in snow, including street signs. So yes, I missed a turn and got lost. When I got home, I turned on the lights and a heater. My day went on. All the energy I’m using this week will taunt me during next month’s utility bill.