Opinion pieces from city leaders and local experts on a variety of topics.

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Questions from police

In recent news, the legal concept of entrapment has been frequently mentioned. The general idea behind entrapment is that law enforcement officers should not...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Unprecedented times...

There is no doubt that unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. It is moments like this that call for innovation, creativity and flexibility in...

My View | Patricia Washington: Honoring the spirit of travel

Each year, during the first week of May, we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, a time to reflect on the value travel holds...

My View | The Rev. Ian S. Markham: The pandemic as...

Certain stories become “part of the furniture” of a culture. From the mystic of the rainbow to the survival of the animals on an...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Understanding the governor’s emergency orders

During the past month, the coronavirus pandemic has continued to seriously impact the city. Since there have been new developments with regard to the...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Diary of...

The past month was unprecedented. Alexandria City Public Schools experienced events that no superintendent expects to see in their career – but our ACPS...