Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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The 18-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that allowed gays to serve in the military only if they kept private their sexual orientation was repealed at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. According to an AP report published on HuffPo Politics, gay advocacy groups planned celebrations across the country, but the military took a business-as-usual approach to the change. While some in Congress continue to oppose the change, the Pentagon says the military is prepared and 97 percent of personnel have been trained for the policy change, according to the AP report. So, with that in mind, we want to know, What are your thoughts on the repeal of the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell?"
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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The autumnal equinox is not until Sept. 23, but the fall TV season gets underway this week, with a slate of season and series premieres. Whether you watch all the time, a little bit or next to never, just about everyone has a TV show or program they look forward to watching. There are sitcoms, sports, food, science, documentaries, crime dramas, "reality" serials, edgy stuff and educaitonal programming. Monday started with the eagerly anticipated return of established shows like "Two and a Half Men," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Dancing with the Stars," as well as newcomers "2 Broke Girls" and "The Playboy Club." (There's also Monday Night Football.) Other anticipated premieres this week include "Glee" tonight, "The X Factor" and "CSI" on…
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Town Night and Town Day drew in thousands of people to Arlington this weekend. There were rides for the kids, food vendors, nonprofits and student organizations showcasing their services and recent accomplishments. So here's a question: What was your favorite part of this year's Town Day celebrations? Please leave your answer in the comment box below, via Facebook or Twitter.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Tom Brady shook off an early and unusual turnover to throw for a record 517 yards, including a totally insane 99-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker, as the Patriots topped the Miami Dolphins, 38-24, in Monday night’s season opener. The New England offense looked in midseason form, with running backs totaling more than 100 yards on the ground and both Welker and versatile tight end Aaron Hernandez tallying triple digits through the air, ESPN reported. But the defense had high and low points: While an improved defensive line ramped up the pressure, receivers Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess predictably exposed a mediocre secondary. Here's a question: What were your takeaways from the Patriots season opener?
Monday, September 12, 2011
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The events of Sept. 11, 2001 were impossible to ignore on that day, 10 years ago, when terrorists used plane to attack Americans on American soil. And they were almost as impossible to ignore Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, when images of 9/11 were seemingly everywhere—from local ceremonies to TV specials to street-corner conversations to the caps worn by coaches stalking sidelines on the NFL season's first Sunday. Messages of hope, unity, remembrance and honor were conveyed at these local ceremonies and gatherings like them held all across the country. But some preferred to quietly remember, with the simple lighting of a candle, saying of a prayer or hanging of a flag. With that in mind, we want to know, How did you commemorate 9/11? Or, did you …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Arlington Public Schools begin the academic year on Thursday. Teachers are getting their rooms set up and staff are readying for students. So here's a question for parents out there: Are you ready for back to school? Have you bought your student's supplies? Feel free to leave your comments in the box below, via Facebook or Twitter.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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The 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is on Sunday, a tragic event that took so many American lives—include one from Arlington. Where were you that day? Do you remember how you first heard the news? What were you doing? Please send us your comments in the box below, via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Arlington Public Schools are set to return late next week, and if you have a child in the school district, you're probably thinking about buying supplies, bus schedules and so on. So here's a question: Are you ready for back-to-school day? Have you found all the supplies your student will need? Are you ready to send your first little one to kindergarten? Please leave your answers in the comment box below, via Facebook or Twitter.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Summer is always a time for a lot of construction around Arlington. Good weather and slower schedules often make summer a good time to focus on that home or garden project you've been putting off for some time. For today's question, Arlington Patch wants to know what improvements you've been doing this summer. Did you knock out a wall, add a bedroom, landscape your property, invest in solar panels or finally install that backyard deck you've been dreaming about? Or have you put off major projects because of budget restrictions? We want to know: What are your summer projects? Maybe your efforts have nothing to do with home repair but involve expanding horizons—learning a new language, training for a 5K, going organic or spending more time …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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The 2011-2012 instruction year at Arlington Public Schools is set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 8. And with that comes buying supplies and getting organized for the next academic year. So here's a question: Where in Arlington do you go for your back-to-school shopping? Please leave your answers in the comment box below, via Facebook or Twitter.