The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
President Obama has not ruled out potential criminal prosecution of former high-level Bush administration officials if the attorney general establishes that laws were broken in the sanctioning and ordering of water boarding and other forms of torture.
Midst all the gloom and doom in the national headlines, local good news items often get overlooked.
Longtime resident Katharine M. Gillespie of Falls Church City passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 19, 2008 of cancer.
12 File for 4 F.C. Planning Commission Slots A record 12 City of Falls Church residents have filed to fill four seats on the seven-member F.C. Planning Commission, including three incumbents, according to the City Clerk’s office.
Round three of Fairfax County’s Lines of Business (LOBs) review took an entire day Monday, as the Board of Supervisors heard presentations from the Health Department, the Park Authority, and various Human Services agencies in preparation for the FY 2010 county budget process.
Budget cuts threaten to leave hundreds of children and families at risk of homelessness, poor health care and deficient education, as the Fairfax County Budget Committee heard Monday the Department of Family Services plan to cut spending by 15 percent for the 2010 fiscal year.
After graduating from McLean High School in 1970, theatre arts teacher and director Denise Perrino never imagined that she would now be teaching students of her own on the same stage she had performed on as a teenager – students who, more importantly, have just been asked to perform on […]
Earlier this year I sponsored legislation to establish a Commission on Energy and the Environment that I now chair.
F.C. Police 1st to Achieve New Accreditation Standards The Falls Church City Police Department became the first in Virginia to meet the new sixth edition program manual standards of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission when it was awarded accreditation last week.