Alexandria Opinion

Alexandria Opinion


Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Wrong Approach for Stream Restoration

The biggest problem with the so-called natural channel design approach to stream "restoration" for us in the greater Washington, D.C. region is that it is planned and implemented in completely the wrong places: small order, interior forested, upper headwater streams and wetlands.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Public Meeting About Taylor Run

Sign up to attend Alexandria's virtual public meeting about the "restoration" of Taylor Run at Chinquapin Park and First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Opinion: Commentary: We Need to Work Together to Avoid a Housing Crisis

On Sept. 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a sweeping federal eviction moratorium for tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion: Column: “Canceritis”

There are two generic types of cancer: the cancer that you have, and the cancer that has you.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Help Low Income Neighbors

Our low-income neighbors need our support.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Another Flooding Incident

As you know, Alexandria had another flooding incident on Sept 10.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Paid Sick Days: Necessary Benefit

Your article on Sept. 10 highlighted the ongoing fight for a paid sick day standard for workers in Virginia.

Opinion: Commentary: Considering the Role of Law Enforcement

Asking for Council decisions based on facts specific to residents and employees of this city; don’t create a superfluous program in attempt to make an example of our department.

Over the last few months, the role of law enforcement within the community has become a frequent topic of discussion.

Opinion: Column: And So It Begins

Eleven years, six months and two weeks, approximately, after being diagnosed with "terminal" cancer: stage IV non small cell lung cancer, I have begun my treatment for stage IV papillary thyroid cancer.

Opinion: Commentary: Facilitating Voting, Adjusting the Budget and Tackling Criminal Justice

Over the last month, the Virginia General Assembly has been in what’s called a “special session” to address voting in the forthcoming election, the budget and criminal justice.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: What Problem is Ban Solving?

To the members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors who recently voted to move forward on a public hearing for a total ban on firearms in public places within Fairfax County, I ask a simple question: what problem is this solving?

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: The Death of a Tree

On Monday, Sept. 2, an “ Eco City” and one designated as “Tree City”, along with Alexandria Public Schools, had a beautiful old oak tree cut down in order to make room for a concession stand at the new TC Williams stadium.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Char McCargo Bah: Engaging and Captivating

I would like to commend Char McCargo Bah for the beautiful article she wrote on my grandfather, Wilmer B. Henry.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: ‘Let it Be’: In Support of T.C. Williams

I am writing to comment on this misguided effort to change the name of T.C. Williams High School.

Opinion: Commentary: Special Session Looks at Nursing Homes, Reporting Outbreaks, Election Reform

As the third week of the General Assembly’s Special Session draws to a close, several major legislative accomplishments are moving forward.