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Beyer Hails 4th Qtr. Growth Of U.S. Economy

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Falls Church and Northern Virginia, and outgoing chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today on the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) advance estimate for the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) that found that the U.S. economy grew by 2.9 percent in the fourth […]

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Editorial: Our ‘Our Town’ & Our Newspaper

In Thornton Wilder’s powerful 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play about small-town America, the narrator’s introduction showing the audience around a small New England town in 1901 includes the following: “In those days our newspaper came out twice a week—the Grover’s Corners Sentinel—and this is Editor Webb’s house.” The Sentinel, Editor […]


Equality Virginia Hails Ditching Richmond Anti-LGBTQ Bill

 Wednesday, the Virginia House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcommittee voted to table HB 1434, effectively killing the bill. Narissa Rahaman, Executive Director of Equality Virginia, released the following statement after the vote: “We applaud the subcommittee’s decision to table HB 1434. This bill served no educational purpose and was entirely unnecessary. LGBTQ+ students thrive […]