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Sierra Club gives Fairfax legislators generally good grades

All seven local General Assembly members fared well in the Sierra Club Virginia chapter’s recently released “Climate, Energy and Justice Scorecard 2022,” with three earning perfect scores. The organization ranked state senators on how they voted on 15 bills concerning...

School Board contender out for second time in single election

It’s one thing for a political candidate to change his or her mind and pull out of a campaign. But doing it twice for the same post in the same year? That doesn’t happen all that often. Yet it has in...

Letter: Warner can provide middle ground in gun debate

Editor: The following was sent to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner: I appreciate your response to my inquiry about the murders in Uvalde, Texas. I assume that you and Sen. Kaine will make a joint statement and/or appearance to express your outrage...

Editor’s Notebook: As G. Gordon Liddy put it, ‘Ye suckers!’

Let's take the Northern Virginia Sun wayback machine to this week in 1967 for coverage of some state news. The paper reported that a state study group, the kind legislatures empanel to do their dirty work, wants Virginia leaders to...

Donation supports creation of labyrinth at McLean church

Trinity United Methodist Church dedicated a labyrinth as its new Prayer Garden on Easter morning between worship services. Pastor Neil Hough delivered a message and prayer of blessing, and Catherine Wethington sang “Hymn of Promise” by Natalie Sleeth. Located between...

‘Death of Salesman’ has resonance in modern era

In any field, strong material always gives practitioners a leg up. Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is a time-tested crowd-pleaser and Vienna Theater Company’s rendition, directed by Rosemary Hartman, properly honors the classic. Traveling salesman Willy Loman (Tom Flatt) is...

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Editor’s Notebook: Is Fauci a secret weapon for the GOP?

Republicans hoping to win back control of Congress in November have to grapple with the fact that there’s not a whole lot of enthusiasm for them among the voting public. Yes, the GOP may ride a wave of discontent about...

Editor’s Notebook: Profanity always gets the most ‘clicks’

There was some news coverage this week that members of Congress, from both sides of the trough (er, aisle), were back to their ol' earmarking routines -- handing out tax dollars to special-interest groups, under the guise of do-good-ism...

Supervisors OK plan for drive-through restaurant in Tysons

A new, freestanding restaurant building with a drive-through will be coming to the Pike 7 Shopping Center in Tysons. Fairfax County supervisors on March 8 unanimously granted a special exception sought by Federal Realty OP LP to build the 3,600-square-foot...
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Vienna Post 180 team selects its 2022 MVP

As a result of his all-around versatile and productive performance, Bannon Brazell was chosen as Vienna Post 180’s Most...
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