2024-05-26 10:35 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Falls Church News Briefs

Leading F.C. Figures Join Obama Transition Team Falls Church-based automobile dealer and former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Beyer, Jr., and long-time Falls Church resident Richard McCall have been brought onto the transition team of President-elect Barack Obama, the News-Press has learned.

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

Senator Joe Gartlan Last Tuesday (July 22), I attended memorial services for Senator Joe Gartlan, a colleague, mentor and friend in the Virginia General Assembly.

David Brooks: A Defining Moment

The Democratic presidential primary campaign began around Christmas 2006, and it may end Tuesday night. But of all the days between then and now, the most important was Nov. 10, 2007.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

The House passed an economic stimulus package this week. The deal, brokered by Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Boehner, in concert with President Bush, provides a timely, temporary and targeted boost to the U.S. economy in order to avoid a looming recession or lessen its impact.

Editoral:

Commonly, the politically active in the City of Falls Church brag proudly about a level of citizen participation in their town that is second to none. But those gathered at two sessions of so-called Deliberation Days in the city last weekend were confronted with a troubling reality that challenged that conventional wisdom.

Ferguson Urges Civility in Clerk Debate

Following earlier acrimonious debates when his opponent admitted he’d “crossed the line,” Arlington Circuit Court Clerk candidate Paul Ferguson, a veteran of 12 years on the Arlington County Board, complemented his novice challenger for his decorum Monday in a debate at the Lyons Village Community Center.

Editor Recommends

“No End in Sight,” a film by Charles Ferguson, showing at Shirlington 7 theater.