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Our View: Vibrancy must be balanced with livability

The current favored buzzword in Alexandria is “vibrancy.” To be vibrant is to be full of energy and life. Who doesn’t want that? The question...

Our View: New year, new leaders

The new calendar year often seems a bit superfluous, coming right in the middle of the existing school and fiscal years. A third grader...

Our View: Preventative maintenance applies to ethics

Most people consider Alexandria an ably-run city. Our city staff in general are competent, knowledgeable and well-meaning. There have been no scandals in recent...

Our View: Alexandria’s early Christmas present

Various activities this weekend mark the official launch of the holiday season in Alexandria. From the annual Scottish Christmas Walk and Parade of Lights...

Our View: We have much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving always seems to come just in time. During election years – and in Virginia we vote on something most years – it comes just...

Our View: Serial promise-breaking erodes trust

Increasingly in Alexandria, it seems that promises are made to be broken. It’s particularly disturbing when this breach of trust comes from those we...

Our view: One cheer for council pay raise

City council’s unanimous vote at Saturday’s public hearing to minimally raise salaries for Alexandria’s mayor and members of council was a tiny step in...

Our View: March Madness gives way to electoral fever

Alexandria’s local elections are fun – at least for those on the sidelines watching. Our city’s Democratic primary campaigns tend to hold most of the...

What killer trees can teach us

If you read this weeks front page article on the overlooked, albeit rare threat of dead trees over our heads, you might be thinking its much ado about nothing.

OUR VIEW | Fiscal restraint on parade

Sometimes, though we look really hard, the silver lining just isnt present in a bad situation. Fortunately, most of the time something good does come from unfortunate events. The citys current budget deficit of more than $40 million is an example of the latter. 
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