2024-06-13 6:14 AM

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

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At a ceremony at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, I was honored to receive, along with Senator Ralph Northam of Norfolk, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

“Nature deficit disorder” is the term used by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, to describe what he sees as a failure for today’s children: too much time in front of computer screens and not enough time in free play outdoors.

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

The Republican controlled Congress had a bad habit of stomping on the District of Columbia’s home rule during their 12 years in the majority. In that time they dictated socially conservative policies, often using D.C. as a guinea pig for untested conservative causes in an effort to garner plaudits from the conservative cognoscenti.

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Trapped in the middle of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge! Trucks speeding by on the Outer Loop with air horns at full blast! The new draw span soaring 150 feet into the air – no way to get off!

Off Track: Brandi’s Brand New Songs… Sort Of…

This was the album that Brandi Carlile always wanted to make. More often that not, you’d file a statement like that under “cliche” and move on, but with the 20-something songstress it’s completely true.

Columbia Baptist’s Bumpy Ride at F.C. City Hall

Things might not have gotten off on the right foot for the Columbia Baptist Church representatives who came, with their ideas for development of a portion of their N. Washington St. property, to a joint work session of the Falls Church City Council and Planning Commission Monday night.