The opinions of the Times’ editorial board on the latest news and events in Alexandria.

Our View: Going with the flow will not fix flooding

By now most Alexandria residents have seen the photos: cars with water halfway up the sides, murky floodwater leaving stains and bacteria across swaths...

Our View: ‘By right’ is usually wrong

An increasing number of proposals are coming before City Council that, if passed, would result in “by right” changes to buildings in Alexandria. Many...

Our View: An important session

City council returns from its summer break next week and will immediately begin considering issues of great significance. At its Sept. 8 legislative meeting, council...

Our View: Who’s responsible?

Arguably the most tragic local event in this sad year is the killing of Karla Dominguez last month, allegedly by the man she accused...

Our View: A rare chance for redistricting reform

While uncommon, sometimes good policy aligns with politics to generate bipartisan support for needed change. This happened in the mid-1990s, when a moderate Democratic president,...

Our View: Differing back-to-school approaches

Last week, we wrote about Alexandria City Public Schools’ back-to-school plan, which involves 100% virtual learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year....