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Change in governor will have impact on local airports … eventually

The major change in Virginia state governance may not have a significant immediate impact on Northern Virginia’s two main airports of their governance. But government-affairs staffers of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority already are putting out feelers to the...

Arlington scores 100% on updated equality ranking

Arlington garnered a 100-percent rate in the 10th annual Municipal Equality Index, reported by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The average score for 11 major localities in Virginia was 88 on a zero-to-100 scale, compared to a national average of...

Candidate: Fewer campaign signs swiped this season

Perhaps it was a slightly more kinder-and-gentler election in 2021. In her annual election wrapup at the first Arlington County Board meeting after the votes were in, perennial protest candidate Audrey Clement told board members that she’d been able to...

Arlington GOP to celebrate volunteers, statewide success

Buoyed by success at the statewide level and itching to see more of it in 2022, the Arlington County Republican Committee will host its 2021 volunteer-appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Crystal City Sports Pub. “Your enthusiasm and excitement...

Arlington leaders downbeat on request to declare ‘climate emergency’

A proposal by two local environmental groups that the Arlington County government declare a “climate-change emergency” received the back of the hand, albeit politely delivered, from County Board members on Nov. 13. The Arlington Tree Action Group and EcoAction Arlington...

Advocates continue press for new tree-canopy study

Activists are continuing to press their effort to get the Arlington County government to initiate another study of tree canopy in Arlington, but seem at best to be receiving a lukewarm response. “There are surplus funds available” to conduct a...

Defund the po-po? In Arlington, it’s a no-go

Defunding public-safety agencies, or abolishing them entirely, may seem very 2020 at this point – polls now show overwhelming opposition among the public to the concept, and many of the same Democratic politicians who embraced its rhetoric last year...

Arlington Democrats gear up for leadership elections

The Arlington County Democratic Committee is gearing up for its biennal leadership contests, with the deadline to file approaching in coming weeks. The once-every-two-years reorganization meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Lubber Run Community...

Rural vote flexes its muscle in Va. elections

If Virginia Democrats thought they could win statewide elections without expending much effort in cultivating the commonwealth’s rural vote, they got a wake-up call on Nov. 2. More like a rake handle to the face, that is. The question now becomes:...

Arlington Senior Democrats sticking with online for now

They’ve been meeting online for more than 18 months, and as yet there is no road map for the Arlington Senior Democrats organization to get back to its traditional in-person gatherings. But Bob Platt, who leads the informal organization, said...
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Arlington man arrested after supermarket shooting

Fairfax County police have charged a 33-year-old Arlington man in connection with a shooting that occurred Nov. 20 at...
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