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

Justice Matter with Bryan Porter: The law and mental health crises

The General Assembly remains in special session as I write, so the update as to what legislation is enacted will be delayed a month...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Time to...

In line with my commitment to empowering young people and encouraging them to share their voices, I have invited Alexandria City School Board Student...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Alexandria’s changing landscape

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Pandemic necessity has become the mother of re-invention of Alexandria’s public landscape.  Nobody expected the pandemic’s ripple...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: We all need to become...

The first U.S. case of COVID-19 was diagnosed on Jan. 20, 2020, meaning this pandemic in America is about seven months old. When the shutdown...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Special session features criminal justice bills

This week, the General Assembly is convening for a special session in which legislation pertaining to both COVID-19 relief and criminal justice reform will...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D.: ACPS commits...

There is no doubt that these are unprecedented times. No one could have predicted the global pandemic that closed our school buildings suddenly on March...