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Being Poor and Sick Should Not be a Crime

I have been watching other communities nationwide struggling with how to address homelessness. For some areas, their answer is to criminalize it, which now may be decided by the Supreme Court as to its constitutionality. It’s unfortunate that their best idea for ending homelessness was to make it a crime.

It's Graduation Season!

Our high school and college seniors have even more to look forward to as they celebrate their graduations and embark on their next steps into adulthood.

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Focusing on the Future of Gaming

This week at the first meeting of the year for the Joint Subcommittee to study the feasibility of establishing the Virginia Gaming Commission, I was re-appointed to serve as the subcommittee's Vice Chair.

FAA Reauthorization Adds New Flights at DCA

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Bobby Scott (VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued a statement today blasting the inclusion of a provision to add new flights at DCA in the FAA Reauthorization bill despite the House’s previous rejection of the same provision.

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The Backward Budget Moves Forward

Breaking news from Richmond – the biennial state budget has been passed and signed into law.

Letter to Editor: Kendale Woods Pickleball; Another View


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Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing on America's Mental Health Crisis

As May unfolds, our nation again turns its gaze towards an issue affecting every corner of American society – mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges millions of Americans face, the urgent need for action, and what we are doing here in the Commonwealth to address this crisis.

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What I'm Most Proud Of

Early consultation is a win-win for the Commonwealth, private developers and Tribal Nations, providing project predictability and efficiency by identifying and resolving potential sources of delay early in planning.

Human Rights for Who?

Letters to the Editor

Infant Immunization Week

Letters to the Editor

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Springtime is Farmers Market Time

On Saturday, April 27th at 0800 hours the bell will ring announcing the opening of the Reston Farmers Market, the best in Northern Virginia, for a 27th year located in the now newly paved parking as guests of the Lake Anne Condo Association.

Providing Support for Everyone in Fairfax County

Sam Proctor grew up here in the Mount Vernon District and attended Walt Whitman Middle School and Mount Vernon High School. Sam has ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and is currently in remission for stage 3 cancer. Despite facing such challenges, Sam takes everything with a smile and an “I-can-do-this” attitude.

Arlington’s Expanded Housing Option Ordinance Leaves Neighbors No Rights and the County No Wiser

At the outer edges of Arlington County — in the Arlington-East Falls Church area — a three-story monolith housing six dwellings and providing three parking spaces has been proposed for an R6 treed lot where a 1925 house now stands.

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Vetoes Devastate Environmental Progress

Governor vetoed 153 bills, amended 117, including dozens of priority conservation and environmental bills.

This week, the General Assembly reconvenes in Richmond to consider Governor Youngkin’s unprecedented number of amendments and vetoes to legislation we passed during the regular session.

Houses of Worship Can Develop Affordable Housing

Many faith communities struggle with oversized and aging facilities along with declining membership and revenues.