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

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: COVID-19 and state code

On March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of COVID-19....

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

Alexandria City Public Schools and the Alexandria Health Department always work closely together whenever there is a flu outbreak in a school. We already...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Power and Reason

On Nov. 21, 1945, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson rose to make his opening statement in the criminal trial of Nazi war...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Celebrating 100...

The Snowden School and the Hallowell School for Girls, the first public schools for black children in the City of Alexandria, opened 100 years...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Why veterans succeed as entrepreneurs

For a variety of reasons, veterans are very accomplished entrepreneurs. About 10 percent of U.S. businesses are veteran-owned and they have an impressive success...

My View | Frank Putzu: ‘No, sir, we have not’

By Frank Putzu The first two pieces in this series showed that the Alexandria Fire Department was isolated from the decision to narrow Seminary Road....