Photo Essay: Spring arrives, finally!

Ah, spring! Although by the time you see this, winter might be back. The Yoshino cherry blossoms finally peaked around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., along with every blooming plant and tree in the metro area. Achoo! The colder…

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March for Our Lives: Photo essay

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the March for Our Lives on March 24 in Washington, D.C. Led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, FL., they carried creatively crafted signs supporting gun control measures, including banning assault weapons. The…

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Behind the Headlines: The Facebook dilemma

By Karen Kirk: Is it time to quit Facebook? I’m not alone in asking this question. There’s #DeleteFacebook on Twitter and various stories in the media about those who’ve gone cold turkey. Maybe it was always too good to be…

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Parents support student walkout at South Lakes High

A stand with youth brings hope

By Linda Liner: Despite the blustery cold, I felt my heart lift watching the students of South Lakes High School in Reston stage a 17-minute walk-out on March 14, exactly one month after the slaughter of 17 students in Parkland,…

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Grassroots Profiles: VA Democracy Forward

By Holly Hazard: VA Democracy Forward (VADF) is a local, progressive group working to turn Virginia blue by connecting people, sharing ideas, and taking action toward a better future. Here, Holly Hazard interviews Chris Le Menestrel, its Co-Lead. Q: Other…

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