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To the members of the Loudoun Douglass High School Alumni Association (LDAA), Douglass High School is more than just a building. It is more than a school. It is more than a community center. To us, Douglass High School is a testament that the most difficult and unjust of challenges can be overcome.

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On Tuesday, September 22, I addressed the Board of Supervisors at their business meeting to raise awareness about the Loudoun County Library (Rust) policies. I urged them to make a recommendation to modify the library policies to be in alignment with the ADA. In the year 2021, it’s incompreh…

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“A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American economy…” So goes the opening sentence of President Joe Biden’s executive order promoting economic competitiveness. Calling for a “whole of government” approach, President Biden is signaling a renewed focu…

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As a Senator serving in Virginia’s General Assembly and member of the Transportation Committee, I couldn’t be prouder of the work that my colleagues and I have done this year to safeguard our climate. This session, we took decisive action and passed an incredible suite of bills to address po…

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I read with interest the coverage by the Loudoun Times Mirror about the recent Fair Access public symposium where I was invited to speak about White’s Ferry’s future and wanted to underscore the importance of opening the ferry to local citizens.

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On August 18, the Poolesville, Maryland Fair Access Committee held a meeting on the future of White’s Ferry. As the owner of the Virginia ferry landing, which has been part of our farm for almost seven decades, I’m disappointed that Rockland Farm was not invited to participate in the meeting…

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Loudoun County BOS Chair Phyllis Randall recently tweeted “Some people think equity means taking from some to give to others. It doesn’t, equity means offering everyone the same opportunities to succeed and thrive. For that to happen we must first dismantle the racist systems that have unfor…

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Loudoun is making real progress on connecting its residents to true broadband access. Lack of universal broadband connectivity has negatively impacted Western Loudoun residents and businesses for many, many years. Members of the community and prior Boards have pushed for solutions for a very…

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I was unaware and appreciated the brief history provided by Ms. Gusman in her June 25 column of the length of time it took for Loudoun County schools to desegregate following Brown v. Board of Education. Appalling, but that was more than 50 years ago. She also opines that history textbooks u…

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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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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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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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