Photo Essay: A Women’s March with Heart

There were fewer marchers and even fewer pussy hats at the 3rd annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 19, than in past years, but the spirit and message of those who showed up was strong. Organizers estimated…

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Sheriff arrests crises with “diversion first”

By Susan Laume: Since the Diversion First program began three years ago in Fairfax County  offering an alternative to jail for those experiencing a mental health crisis and facing a first arrest, detentions have dropped by nearly 20% in the Adult…

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Virginia Senate passes ERA Resolution

By Karen Kirk: By a bipartisan vote, the Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to pass the Equal Rights Amendment Resolution by a 26-14 vote with 7 Republicans joining all 19 Senate Democrats. Now the resolution faces a more difficult road to…

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Winter Arrives

Most schools were closed Monday after six to 12 inches of snow fell on Northern Virginia. Children enjoyed the day sledding, making snowmen and having snowball fights while grownups shoveled snow or took a walk in the woods. It was…

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Resolutions: For me, myself and a better planet

Ed. Note: Are you making resolutions for the New Year? Tell us about them! newsletter@fairfaxdemocrats.org By Mala Rajamani:  As I disentangle from the anticipations, the optimism and the  ‘joie de vivre’ of the holiday season, and peer into the year…

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