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Monday, December 5, 2022

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Letter: Fairfax needs to move faster on electric-vehicle implementation

Editor: It was good to see the Sun Gazette agree that the Fairfax County government and its Fairfax Connector bus system should move forward with electric buses and acknowledge that “lowering dependence on fossil fuels is indeed the...

Letter: ‘Community’ must remain focus of community center

Editor: We would like to thank the Sun Gazette for its recent article on proposed changes to the McLean Community Center’s longstanding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Board of Supervisors. As was importantly quoted in the article, McLean Citizens...

Letter: Why can’t a rich nation help its most needy?

Editor: I find it deeply concerning to see the conversation in Congress lose steam about provisions to help people who have fallen below the poverty line. We are a nation filled with innovations, resources and wealth – there is just...

Letter: Policies of leftist prosecutors help spur violent crime

Editor: In a Dec. 2 editorial, the Sun Gazette said that left-leaning prosecutors’ release of dangerous criminals who “ought to be behind bars” could result in future Democratic election losses. That’s true, unless the public swallows the false claim made...

Letter: All-in-person is only good option for APS

Editor: As an eighth-grader in Arlington Public Schools, I have a request. Throughout the past year, COVID has seriously affected the school system. In the beginning, we all started full-time “virtual” and then, when people became more comfortable, they changed...

Letter: Vihstadt no longer has claims to moral righteousness

Editor: Despite our several differences, I have appreciated the opportunity to work with former Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt on shared interests over the years. And I always considered him to be an honest and honorable public servant...

Letter: Turner will hold school system accountable

Editor: While I’ve been involved with Democratic politics in Arlington, I’ve seen first-hand how incredibly important strong academics and access to equitable education can be for students. Why do I support Miranda Turner for School Board? She believes students’ experiences,...

Letter: Is Arlington board trying to stifle discourse?

Editor: Every third Saturday of the month, the County Board starts its meeting with public comment. As those who get up for the 8:30 start know, about ten speakers sign up to talk two minutes each. Residents describe concerns, offer...

Letter: Instant-runoff voting will be beneficial

Editor: I am happy to see Arlington County and its election officials want to encourage ranked-choice (or instant-runoff) voting, as reported in the Sun Gazette. Progressives, including the Green Party and independents, have wanted this voting process for many...
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Editor’s Notebook: Leave in the sex and violence; kids can handle it

Let's take the wayback machine not too far back (to some of us) to this last month of 1984. The...
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