Monday, two military judges separately dismissed all charges against Omar Khadr and Salim Hamdan — the former accused of killing a U.S. solider and the latter, one of Osama bin Laden’s drivers. The two men have been held at the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay for more than five years.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Take a foolish idea, put out a news release, then stand back and watch what happens! That seems to be the approach taken by a gun rights group to stir up interest in a “gun giveaway” tonight at the Mason District Governmental Center. No matter that the community still is […]
Cornejo Killer Finally ID
After almost two years, the identity of the man who shot and killed young Falls Church native Jack Stephen “Steve” Cornejo was finally extracted from reluctant Fairfax County police last month, and a “wrongful death” civil suit against the man will go trial in a Fairfax court Monday. Cornejo was […]
The U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has the distinction of being the oldest military base not situated on U.S. soil. It is also the only one located in a country with which we do not have an open political relationship.
Domestic Violence Protections at Risk With Amendment, Legal Experts Argue
There are 22,000 protective orders issued by the Virginia courts every year aimed at stemming domestic abuse and violence, and legal experts are concerned that if Question One on the Nov. 7 ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” passes, thousands of them may be denied in the coming period.
Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
Virginia Constitutional Amendments When we go to our polling places on November 7, we will find three referendum questions relating to proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.
F.C. Council Uses Harsh Words to Denounce
Says It ‘Deplores Discrimination’ in State Constitution “The Falls Church City Council opposes all discrimination based on immutable characteristics, including sexual orientation, and deplores any proposal to write such discrimination into the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Battle Lines Drawn Over Constitutional Amendment
Battle lines are being drawn more tightly every day now in the fight over the Marshall-Newman Amendment on the Virginia ballot in November. If passed, the controversial measure would modify the Virginia constitution to limit marriage rights to couples defined as a man and a woman, but would potentially restrict […]
Advertising in the Falls Church News-Press
Advertising in the weekly, tabloid-sized, independent and locally-owned Falls Church News-Press is your best way to effectively target customers in the greater Falls Church area of Northern Virginia, among the wealthiest in the nation. The News-Press is the only community newspaper serving this region, with a professionally-audited free circulation of […]