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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Ranking: Beyer slightly more conservative than Democratic colleagues

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) ended up slightly more conservative than the typical Democrat in the House of Representatives based on 2020 votes, according to a new analysis of voting patterns. But not by much. Beyer received a 4-percent ranking from...

Del. Hope lauded by Va. orthopaedic society

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society has named Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) its 2021 Legislator of the Year. The organization saluted Hope for his commitment to improving health care in Virginia for both patients and the providers who deliver care. As the...

Hope campaign plans ice-cream social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . Del. Patrick Hope? The Arlington delegate is planning his 12th annual “Hope Ice Cream Social” on Sunday, June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at a new location –...

Could curfew curb spate of Green Valley gun incidents?

Should the Arlington County government be taking more muscular actions to tackle a seemingly endless series of shooting incidents in the Green Valley neighborhood? That seems to be a possibility local leaders are willing to at least consider, following another...

Data: Karantonis goes 54-for-54 in precinct victories

Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis won all 54 Arlington precincts in the June 8 primary, but challenger Chanda Choun came close in a number of them. While winning 32.7 percent of the overall vote, Choun scored more than 40...

McAuliffe underperforms in Arlington, but still comes out strong

Terry McAuliffe slightly underperformed his statewide totals among Arlington voters in the June 8 Democratic primary, but still crushed the rest of the field. McAuliffe won 14,593 votes, or 59.4 percent of the total, among Arlington’s voters, according to data...

Updated: Levine goes 0-for-2, will end up out of office

Running for two offices at the same time proved politically catastrophic for Del. Mark Levine, who on June 8 lost both his long-shot quest for lieutenant governor and his re-election bid.

Updated: Lopez wins renomination in a walk

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) easily handled a challenge from his left, dispatching opponent Karishma Mehta without breaking a sweat to win renomination in the 49th District.

Civic leader to take case directly to the public

It’ll be an uphill battle, but Michael Cantwell is devising a strategy to outflank the institutional advantages of the Democratic Party in Arlington and win a County Board seat. That plan? To “really focus on neighborhoods, rather than special interests,”...

Del. Hope lauded by American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has presented Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with its 2021 Distinguished Advocacy Award. “We honor Del. Hope for his tireless work to save lives and protect the health of all Virginians,” said...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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