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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Letter: Online learning has important place going forward

Editor: While I see the perspective of encouraging sending students back into school for in-person learning, other students gain from “virtual” learning. Some families are not comfortable sending their kids back into schools where it is a high risk of...

Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from cause-and-effect ramifications,” because he runs a modest-sized business and “doesn’t seem to connect actions of government …with their real-world implications...

Letter: Arrogant elected officials have no place in N.Va.

Editor: Recent Sun Gazette coverage of Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephen Descano’s interaction at a courthouse security checkpoint is a great example of a public official using their title to show they feel socially higher than their peers. The prosecutor...

Letter: ‘Approval voting’ a reform public should support

Editor: We need a better system for voting. I encourage everyone to look into different voting methods to learn more. Our current “choose one” system, better known as plurality, is flawed. Third-party candidates and independents are discouraged from running for...

Letter: Youngkin would be disastrous for education

Editor: As a high-school junior, I know for a fact that Glenn Youngkin’s policies are dangerous for Virginia’s students and public schools. There’s no denying that our public schools are among the best in the world. I, for one, have...

Letter: Fixing zoning loophole would be a win for community

Editor: We could save a lot of trees in Arlington if our county government would just close a zoning loophole. Arlington’s zoning code (ZOCO) currently requires owners of residential property to cap the percentage of their lot that gets covered...

Letter: Arlington should ban gas-power leaf-blowers, mowers

Editor: It recently been reported by the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets that California will become the first state to ban the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers by 2024 under legislation just signed by...

Letter: McAuliffe arrogance comes through in schools comment

Editor: During the recent gubernatorial debate, Terry McAuliffe opined: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” His opponent, Glenn Youngkin, had just pointed out that Fairfax County parents were shocked and upset to learn the...

Letter: McAuliffe blew it with comments on parents

Editor: As an old Democrat, as a parent and grandparent, there is no force on earth that would force me to vote for an individual who in his shameless, gloating superiority dares to tell the voters of Virginia that...

Letter: Marymount student-housing proposal needs to go

Editor: Marymount University recently announced a new housing mandate that requires a four-year residential requirement for those who do not live off-campus with relatives. As a proud Saint, I strongly oppose this policy, as this will affect me personally...
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