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Guest Commentary: Changes in VA Election Laws for Upcoming Election - Falls Church News-Press Online

By David B. Bjerke, Director of Elections for the City of Falls Church The midterm elections are fast approaching, and you should know about changes in Virginia Election Laws. First the upcoming election will only have one contest: The United States House of Representatives, 8th District. A short but important ballot. Election Day is November

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Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press Online

The county and school boards for our 21st century citizenry trundle along with a 90-year-old system of elections and governance. Hence the all-volunteer Arlington Civic Federation, after two years of research and public forums by a task force, released recommendations for a “once-in-a generation” restructuring aimed at improving citizen participation and leader responsiveness. The blue-skying effort

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What Baby Boomers Want: Options! Senior Housing Delivers! - Falls Church News-Press Online

By Linda Baker of the New York Times The pandemic crushed the senior housing market, cutting occupancy rates and stalling construction. Now, as the market begins an uneven rebound, developers are adapting to the coming wave of aging baby boomers with a new crop of living developments. Specialized housing for older Americans has been around

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The Tricky Math of Retiring Into a Downturn - Falls Church News-Press Online

By Tara Siegel Bernard of The New York Times Most Americans finance their retirement with a certain amount of faith: Investing will help their savings keep pace with inflation, institutions will continue to work as they always have, it will all work out in the end. It’s challenging to maintain that optimism in moments like

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Business News & Notes: September 29th – October 5th - Falls Church News-Press Online

Greenspur Highlighted Northern Virginia Magazine has highlighted Mark Turner, owner and founder of Greenspur, a Falls Church-based design/build firm which focuses on building places that inspire gatherings. The article features the LOST Whiskey Club, which he co-founded with Nick Cioffi, and how stories play a role in renting a property they designed – somewhere overlooking

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Meridian Field Hockey Routs Liberty, Gets Back in Win Column - Falls Church News-Press Online

After taking its first loss of the season in a shootout against Fauquier last week, the Mustang girls’ field hockey team saw a fresh opportunity to bounce back as they hosted Liberty for a Tuesday night showdown. Prior to the main event, the Junior Varsity squad cruised to a 4-0 win with one goal scored

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Falls Church Area High School Sports Weekly Roundup - Falls Church News-Press Online

By Ryan McCafferty and Nick Porr Meridian High School: The Mustangs’ Varsity football team lost 55-2 at Brentsville on Friday, scoring only a safety. They are now 0-5 on the season with their next game this Friday at Skyline. Meridian’s Varsity field hockey team beat Kettle Run 3-1 on Monday the 19th, but then lost

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News Briefs: September 29th – October 5th - Falls Church News-Press Online

Voter Registration Drives Underway At GMU, NOVA-Annandale The Fairfax County Democratic Committee has announced that voter registration drives are underway now at two college campuses nearest to the City of Falls Church, and is welcoming volunteers to join the effort. George Mason University and the Annandale campus of the Northern Virginia Community College are the

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Letter from Europe: We Still Don’t Know How the Ukraine War Ends - Falls Church News-Press Online

By Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times Last week was an interesting week to be in Europe talking to national security experts, officials and business executives about Ukraine. Ukraine and its allies had just forced Russian invaders into a chaotic retreat from a big chunk of territory, while the presidents of China and

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Editorial: So, The News-Press Expands Outlook - Falls Church News-Press Online

It is frightening to watch as, in the face of its gravest test of its commitment to democracy since the Civil War, key institutions designed to protect and strengthen democracy are now being shuttered. If ever this should not be happening, it is right now. A couple weeks ago, CNN announced it was canning its