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As the Ashburn Supervisor on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (BOS), I represent the interests of every person in my district without exception. I take my oath of office very seriously, and I fight hard every day for my constituents’ interests no matter what their political views. Thi…

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For two months, Republicans pushed a lie that the presidential election was fraudulent and stolen. In the time since, the only fraud that has been conclusively shown has been on behalf of Trump voters. Yet, the misinformation continues to be peddled. Day after day, Republican office holders,…

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I have long been an advocate for critical race theory (CRT), an idea that I was not introduced to until law school. Like most students generally—not just those of color—my studies would have benefited greatly had I learned it sooner. But no matter what people may decry, CRT is not being taug…

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This Monday, May 31st, a day of solemn observance and reverence, is a time to pause and consider the true meaning of Memorial Day, a day in which we honor those brave men and women who gave their lives while defending this great nation. This historic journey began with the idea of “we the pe…

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It has become fashionable and politically expedient to cast a shadow of systemic racism or equity or reparations on everything from pancake syrup to math. Chair Randall quickly employed this tactic as she attacked Sheriff Chapman referencing “racial reckoning” and “equity” when the name of G…

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Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become a lightning rod in Loudoun County and around the nation. Unfortunately, as with so many of our most contentious public debates, there is often more intensity than clarity. It might be helpful to lay out some of the basic features and implications of CRT,…

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A global environmental movement began in 1970, as 20 million people flooded the streets across the United States for the first observance of Earth Day. Environmental conservation has been a focus for the Dulles Greenway beginning with the roadway’s initial design and construction in 1995 and…

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In line with the National PTA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Hunt District PTA Executive Board fully supports Loudoun County Public School’s Comprehensive Equity Plan and the Action Plan to Combat Systemic Racism. The troubling experiences reported in the Systemic Equi…

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As one who cries easily, last month’s inauguration festivities were a two box of tissues day for me. Of course, many of my tears were the result of watching the history-making vice president. How could I not be moved by watching a black-Asian woman become vice president of the United States?

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Recently, I was asked to consider serving on LCPS’ equity committee. The committee’s representatives provided background information and reading materials to catch me up on the committee’s progress. It was very informative. Unfortunately, it was clear there is little room here for diverse op…

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I would like to respond to the assertion, expressed in these pages, that Option A of the 2021-2022 Calendar Proposal Options released by the Loudoun County School Board on Nov. 5 is the only equitable option that doesn’t violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In fact, all of t…

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Of the many reasons I enjoy living in Loudoun County, one of the most significant is the great ethnic and religious diversity found here. We are able to celebrate the power inherent in the belief that all people are created equal and are endowed with unalienable rights through one of the mos…

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I am a mom, wife and professional who lives with mental illness. My bipolar disorder emerged in my mid-20s, and I live with it every day. I have experienced many struggles, happy times, stable years and, yes, a few hospitalizations for mania related to my condition. Through it all, I have pr…

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Oh, Mokomandy. Where do I even begin with how many beautiful nights and bites I’ve had with you? You were my go-to place to take friends and family, knowing that you would outdo yourself every time. Not in a showing off kind of way, but in a “what dish will leave us wanting more — but not to…

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Loudoun County’s strategy for preserving its rural areas is based on a false premise. The 2019 Comprehensive Plan asserts that, if we cluster rural housing in low-density residential subdivisions — “clustered subdivisions” — then the land surrounding those subdivisions will be preserved for …

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