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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Nearly 4-Year-Old Jacob Leads the Way

New state law protects the rights of gay and straight couples who use a surrogate to have a child.

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A Ladder of Citizen Participation

A “provocative” model worth revisiting?

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Know Your City: Civic Engagement in Alexandria

A look about patterns of civic participation and non-participation across the city.

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Great Falls Residents Fired Up on School Issues

GFCA hosts meeting with School Board’s Jane Strauss.

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Larry Barnett Supporters in Arlington Have ‘Fun-Raiser’

Arlingtonians back the “caring candidate” from Midlothian.

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Squeaker for Saslaw

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‘Challenge of Our Generation’ in Alexandria

Planning Commission approves stricter building, open space regulations, citing climate change.

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Virginia House Whip Faces Democratic Primary

Spain criticizes Lopez's work on immigration, relationship with governor, presence in community.

If Democrats seize control of the House this November, Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49) is poised to be in a leadership position helping to guide the agenda of a party that has not been in power since the 1990s. But that’s only if he makes it through the primary.

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Pay to Play or Legitimate Representation in Virginia?

Senator’s consulting business takes center stage in primary campaign.

Is two-term Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) a rising star, poised to become chairwoman of a Senate committee if Democrats seize control of the Senate? Or is she an opportunist capitalizing on insider influence for personal gain? That’s a question for voters this June in a primary that pits Favola against challenger Nicole Merlene, who says Favola’s consulting business is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong about Virginia politics.

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Rally To Reduce Gun Violence in Alexandria

#WearOrange supporters to gather at Market Square.

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‘Enhanced Juice’ in Annapolis

Despite ‘gut-wrenching’ federal cuts on environment, Maryland passes initiatives.

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