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Opinion

Sun Gazette endorsements: House races in the 45th, 49th

Personal affection to varying degrees aside, nobody’s going to accuse us of being enamored with most of the policy positions of the Arlington delegation to the House of Delegates. Occasionally there is agreement, but in general we think the local...

Letter: States should support, fund mental-health hotline

Editor: May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support mental health for all. Right now, individuals in crisis are able...

Letter: Tired of APS shenanigans? Vote Turner

Editor: This week, the Arlington County Democratic Committee is holding an electronic caucus to determine who to endorse for School Board. This caucus typically dictates our choice in fall. The caucus is a referendum on the failings of our School...

‘Old School’ column: Pedal pusher

by CAROL McEWEN, for the Sun Gazette Nope, this one’s not about those cute pants that the current crowd called Capris and we called Pedal Pushers. This is about my childhood ticket to freedom: my bike, serving multiple purposes in...

Editorial: Paraphrasing the Gipper: ‘Mr. Biden, tear down your mask’

Anyone know why our president continues to insist on wearing masks outside, when his own administration’s guidance is they are not needed? Two possibilities spring immediately to mind: • The guy is terrified of catching the Wuhan sniffles of death. Seems...

Editorial: APS continues doubling down on dopey

Based on feedback we’ve been getting from our sources in the high-school-sports world, Arlington Public Schools has become something of a punching-bag of ridicule for its ongoing policy of requiring student-athletes to wear masks even in situations where it...

Commentary: Lopez is serving working Virginians well

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) has an incredibly strong record delivering results for working families.

Letter: Bennett-Parker best option in 45th House race

Editor: It’s hard to pick one reason why I’m excited to vote for Elizabeth Bennett-Parker for House of Delegates in the 45th District. I could talk about how, on issues across the board, she goes the extra mile to deeply...

Letter: There are more pressing issues than Arlington logo

Editor: We were surprised and dismayed to learn Arlington plans to replace its existing logo. Surprised, because such action was sprung on us without our advice or consent. Dismayed, because of the steep cost such a move entails. It will cost...

Letter: Kadera is more nuanced choice for School Board

Editor: Mary Kadera has passionately and thoughtfully advocated for students across Arlington for years. Her knowledge of education in general, and Arlington Public Schools specifically, comes from an impressive career in education that makes her uniquely qualified in this...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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