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

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Academic return...

One of the key roles of any superintendent is to ensure school division funding is sufficient to implement the initiatives needed to achieve its...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: The exciting...

These are exciting times for Alexandria City Public Schools. In the past two weeks, we announced that all schools within ACPS are fully accredited...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating fall and the holiday...

While some grouse about the end of summer, many of us look forward to fall and the approaching holiday season, and feel they showcase...

Finance: Now is a good time to take out a business...

By R. Bruce Gemmill Last month the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates .25 basis points. Usually the FED lowers rates to bolster an uncertain or...