King Football–What Are We Telling Our Kids?

Posted November 10th, 2011 by Amie Adams in News, Politics

My teenager received a suspension last week.  It was a stupid thing.  He and his friends discovered that erasers + metal rulers + friction = burning hot rulers and then promptly burned each other with them.  Not smart.  The Fairfax County school system has a zero-tolerance policy in terms of […]

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Going Green at the ballot box

Posted November 1st, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Politics, Uncategorized

With one week left until Election Day, candidates around the region are trying to distinguish themselves from one another. In Arlington, Virginia, Audrey Clement is running for County Board on a Green platform. As an Arlington resident concerned about Green initiatives, today’s guest post author Kim O’Connell was interested in […]

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On Bullying: Safe Space for Victims?

Posted October 20th, 2011 by Rebekah in Politics, Uncategorized

I read an article in Time about the Alliance School is Milwaukee, a school for kids who have been bullied, many of them over their sexuality. The school was started by a teacher who was outed in her previous school and she took that opportunity to create a thriving gay-straight […]

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Think Pink in October, Give Green All Year

Posted October 13th, 2011 by Leticia Barr in Causes, Politics

Last year I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society (ACS) at Blogalicious, a social media conference. Dr. Brawley’s October keynote came during a month where the world turns pink in honor of breast cancer, but his speech […]

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Be a Rebel: Read a Book

Posted September 30th, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Politics

Does the end of September have you thinking of wearing sweaters, carving pumpkins, or fixing up some hot chocolate for your kids?  Does it have you thinking back to your own school days, reading those homework assignments that became the loves of your life? I want you to think about […]

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Arlington Second Best City to Live

Posted September 22nd, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Politics

Forget the recent earthquakes, hurricane, and flash floods, we live in a highly desirable area. Bloomberg Businessweek.com announced it’s first Best Cities ranking of 100 cities in the US based on criteria including recreational and cultural amenities, availability of green space, public school performance, percentage of populations with bachelor’s degrees, […]

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HPV: Vaccines, Politics, and Reality

Posted September 15th, 2011 by Rebekah in Politics

This week, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made some waves by questioning Texas Governor, and fellow Presidential hopeful, Rick Perry about an executive order he issued mandating the HPV vaccine for girls in his state as part of the battery of vaccines required for public school eligibility. Bachmann suggested that Perry […]

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9/11’s Anniversary Reminds Us: Create a Family Emergency Plan

Posted September 9th, 2011 by Aimee in Politics

On September 11, 2001, I was working two blocks from the Capitol Building. As the Capitol was evacuated, hundreds of staffers and tourists fled down the street in front of my office. I could see the smoke from the Pentagon from our third floor balcony. After helping an elderly tourist from […]

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