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Election officials gear up for precinct changes

Whenever the day comes – and for now that remains a work in progress – Arlington election officials say they will be ready to start re-drawing local precinct lines for elections in 2022 and beyond. But for now, local election...

Forum to provide update on legislative redistricting

The League of Women Voters organizations of Arlington and Falls Church are co-sponsoring “An Update on Redistricting in Virginia,” an online program slated for Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Speaker Chris DeRosa is co-coordinator of the redistricting committee of...

Arlington candidates do battle over environment at forum

Is the Arlington County government an ardent champion and regional – nay, national – leader on environmental issues? Or is it a poseur who likes to take credit but seldom accomplishes much of substance? The answer, as most times when given...

Arlington sees plethora of applicants for polling-place posts

It’s the type of problem many election officials across the country would like to have – Arlington has too many people wanting to serve as poll officials in the upcoming election. Way, way too many. About 440 are needed and more...

Candidate: Debate format allowed for little enlightenment

Due in large part to the number of races and candidates involved, the Sept. 14 Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum proved the political equivalent of speed-dating, with candidates given limited time (often just 60 seconds) to answer questions. To...

Candidate urges restraint in developing Career Center site

Arlington’s likely next School Board member says her future colleagues need to pump the brakes and consider scaling back grandiose plans for the Arlington Career Center site. In a Sept. 14 forum sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation, Mary...

Arlington candidates back ranked-choice voting

All four of those on the Nov. 2 Arlington County Board ballot have professed their fealty to holding future County Board elections via a ranked-choice method, but challengers say the incumbent board members are slow-walking the process out of...

GOP invites independent candidates for meet-and-greet

The Arlington County Republican Committee did not field a contender for County Board, but is inviting the three independents on the Nov. 2 ballot to come and make their case. Independents Mike Cantwell, Audrey Clement and Adam Theo have been...

NAACP to host legislative forum

The Arlington branch of the NAACP will join with Theta Rho Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. for a Sept. 30 candidate forum featuring those running for House of Delegates seats in Arlington. The event will take place...

Campaign signage gets early start in Arlington

If you think political signage has been sprouting earlier than usual on medians across Arlington, you’d be right. The reason? It’s due to how county zoning staff are interpreting the government’s sign ordinance. That ordinance allows political signs to appear in...
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Oakton Now 4-0; Marshall wins in OT

The latest and most significant victory so far this season for the undefeated Oakton Cougars (4-0) came the night...
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