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GOP to postpone consideration of bonds, candidates

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which this evening had been slated to consider positions on county bond referendums and potentially endorse an independent County Board candidate, has postponed action. Instead, the monthly meeting will focus on a watching a gubernatorial...

School system to take another step on road to collective bargaining

The push to give Arlington Public Schools’ staff collective-bargaining rights is expected to move another step forward in coming weeks. School Board members on Sept. 30 will review a draft list of budget priorities for next year to be handed...

Is APS really integrated? Does it even matter?

Sixty-two years after public-school segregation in Virginia began to be dismantled, it sometimes seems if de facto segregation never really left Arlington. Should that really matter? The two candidates on the Nov. 2 School Board ballot took on the issue in...

Local GOP may (or may not) back a contender in board race

About six in 10 Arlington Republicans responding to a survey by the county GOP want the party to support an independent for County Board in November. But the respondents were split on whom that should be. Republicans this year did not...

Arlington political aspirants diverge on COVID response

The incumbent County Board member on the Nov. 2 ballot and one of his challengers went at it over the Arlington government’s response to COVID – past, present and future – in a Sept. 20 forum sponsored by the...

Candidates split on effectiveness of police-oversight body

Pop quiz: Of the four candidates on the Nov. 2 County Board ballot, which one – the Democratic incumbent or the trio of outsiders challenging him – says the county government has struck the right balance in creation of...

Candidates: APS not serving minority students well

Candidates seeking to be Arlington’s next School Board member were asked, during a Sept. 20 Arlington NAACP campaign forum, to grade the county school system’s efforts serving students, and communities, of color. The response surely will not warm the hearts...

GOP rank-and-file downbeat on Arlington bond package

The Arlington County Republican Committee’s rank-and-file recently channeled its inner Margaret Thatcher – “no, no, no!” – and then added another “no!” for good measure. In an online survey of party members, respondents by large margins urged rejection of the...

Piece of school bond draws questions, brushback

The Arlington school system’s request for additional bond funding to construct a new entrance to a recently built school drew the ire of some at a recent forum, but school officials said there is a reasonable – if somewhat...
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