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Ex-Rep. Moran backs Herring re-election bid

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) has endorsed the re-election bid of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Herring’s “resolute and balanced leadership has completely transformed the office of attorney general, showing Virginians he’ll always be in their corner,” Moran said...

Democrats head into neighborhoods to spread the word

It won’t just be cicadas cheerfully flitting their way through local neighborhoods in coming weeks. Volunteers with the Arlington County Democratic Committee will be out, too. The party is planning a significant “lit-drop” operation to inform members of the public...

Challenger launches aggressive, progressive campaign

Arlington voters tend to reward candidates for local office who talk the talk of progressive leadership, but ultimately put their efforts into the nuts-and-bolts of local governance. Chanda Choun, who has embarked on his third bid for a County Board...

Levine touts left-leaning bona-fides in bid for lt. governor

If the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor evolves into a race to the left, Mark Levine may have a fighting chance. “I am the most progressive – by far the most progressive,” candidate in the race, Levine told members of...

Democrats set date for School Board debate

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has set the date for a debate between the two candidates vying for the party’s School Board endorsement. Miranda Turner and Mary Kadera will face off in an online forum on Thursday, April 29 at...

Acknowledging imperfections, Democrats move ahead with caucus

Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders say they are doing the best they can, with what they’ve got to work with, when it comes to holding a School Board caucus in an ever-changing health environment. But at the same time, party...

Del. Hope says incumbency adds to effectiveness

In launching his bid for a new term, Del. Patrick Hope positioned himself as both a progressive and a pragmatic, ready to use his skills for a seventh two-year term in the lower house of the General Assembly. “I’ve passed...

Del. Lopez touts self as progressive, effective

With a looming intra-party challenge on his left flank, Del. Alfonso Lopez on April 7 kicked off his bid for a new two-year term by positioning himself as an effective, principled leader in state government. “I’ve been a champion for...

Democrats drawing closer to primary elections

Members of the Arlington County Democratic Committee on Wednesday will have the opportunity to hear from the challenger in the upcoming County Board primary. Chanda Choun filed just under the wire to run in the June 8 Democratic primary against...

County manager: Forget about historic designation

With much of the physical infrastructure on the site now a pile of rubble, Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz wants County Board members to throw in the towel on designating parts of the Rouse estate parcel as a local...
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Arlington teachers win Wolf Trap grants

Two Arlington Public Schools teachers have received grants from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts to fund...
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