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Alexandria officials expect quiet end to lame duck session

Alexandria officials expect quiet end to lame duck session

By Melissa Quinn With four members departing in January, Alexandria City Council is in the midst of its lamest-duck session in recent memory — but don’t expect any major, last-minute legislation. Typically, the short session acts [...]

Opinion: Will Radle Jr.: Why I should represent you in Congress

Opinion: Will Radle Jr.: Why I should represent you in Congress

To the editor: More than 100 million Americans live in poverty, millions of Americans are unemployed and many have given up looking for work. The absence of hope only helps unemployment statistics, nothing else. As someone [...]

Activist Boyd Walker officially declares Alexandria City Council run

Activist Boyd Walker officially declares Alexandria City Council run

Activist Boyd Walker will run in the Democratic primary for city council, the lifelong Alexandrian announced Monday at a local Democratic Party meeting. The 43-year-old joins a ballooning slate of Democrats hoping to clinch one of [...]

Planning guru Donna Fossum declares run for Alexandria City Council

Planning guru Donna Fossum declares run for Alexandria City Council

West End resident Donna Fossum, a 22-year member of the city’s planning commission, announced she will run as a Democrat for city council Monday. The need for more West End representation on council and the city’s [...]

Opinion: Time for Romney to summon his inner Reagan

Opinion: Time for Romney to summon his inner Reagan

“What I asked you about, professor, was what you thought about the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.” “Oh that?” said Dr. Pritchett. “But I believe I made it clear that I am in favor of it, because [...]

Democrat Will Radle to challenge Jim Moran for 8th District House seat

Democrat Will Radle to challenge Jim Moran for 8th District House seat

Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) faces a primary challenge after Fairfax County resident Will Radle Jr. announced his aspiration to unseat the 11-term incumbent last week. Radle, a personal financial advisor, lost a bid to chair the [...]

Sumpter is latest Democrat to join herd of Alexandria City Council challengers

Sumpter is latest Democrat to join herd of Alexandria City Council challengers

West End resident Charles Sumpter Jr. is the latest person to join the race for a seat on the Alexandria City Council in 2012. Sumpter, 26, announced he will run as a Democrat, placing him among [...]

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson will try to rejoin his former colleagues at City Hall next year, the Del Ray resident announced Monday. Wilson, a Democrat, became the youngest member of council when he was [...]

Moderate Republican Scott Gordon announces 2012 run for city council

Moderate Republican Scott Gordon announces 2012 run for city council

Del Ray resident Scott Gordon has become the first challenger to vie for an Alexandria City Council seat in 2012. Gordon, 30, describes himself as a fiscally conservative moderate Republican who is “very liberal as far [...]

Elephants in the room

Elephants in the room

Republicans debate for a chance to unseat a Democratic fixture in Moran [...]