Enough already with the Karen memes

By Karen Kirk: At first the memes were amusing, sort of. Then they started being somewhat irritating. Now, calling white women behaving a certain way “Karen” is meandering toward dangerous. A Tweet calling the woman who lied to police, saying…

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Dems majority proves a treat for animal advocates

By Susan Laume: (Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional series on Virginia’s 2020 animal legislation.) Companion animal advocates are among those with reason to celebrate the new Democratic majority in 2020’s Virginia General Assembly. This year, grassroots…

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Many students struggling without school structure

By Olivia Henry: Pandemics are hard for anyone to deal with, let alone students who relied on school for their support system. For students already struggling with mental illness or in emotionally abusive households, this pandemic has intensified an already stressful…

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Springfield, Hunter Mill Democrats celebrate victories

By Susan Laume: Buoyed by camaraderie and recent election results, the mood was decidedly upbeat as the Springfield and Hunter Mill District Democratic Committees  celebrated a great year this weekend. The Springfield Volunteer Celebration was held Friday night at Clifton…

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Party time for Fairfax County Dems

By Karen Kirk: It was time for FCDC members to party on Saturday, to celebrate the holidays and the great victories of 2018, but it was clear that a new election was on the horizon. Chair Dan Lagana reminded everyone…

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Photo Essay: Heavy rains roil the Potomac

May’s weeks of heavy rain caused the Potomac River at Great Falls National Park to rise dramatically this week, cresting Tuesday morning. On Monday, spray from the river sometimes hit Overlook No. 1, according to The Washington Post. These photos taken…

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ICE deportations are up dramatically in Fairfax County

By Diane Burkley Alejandro: Under the Trump Administration, detention for suspected immigration violations has increased dramatically – not just nationally but right here in Fairfax County. Most deportations are due to Fairfax County law enforcement’s initial detention of these individuals…

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