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County seeing uptick in vehicle tamperings

Arlington police have recorded an uptick in vehicle thefts across the county, and said the victims in some cases could have done more to prevent them. “In the first two weeks of May, police received 28 reports of stolen vehicles,”...

Some fliers may see more bus trips in their future

Could the days of short hops from smaller airports to airline hubs soon be replaced by bus service? It’s already happening some places, and eventually could impact fliers in parts of Virginia. Consider the case of a (hypothetical) resident who...

Arlington homeless count up in latest data

Though down by more than half compared to a decade ago, Arlington’s homeless total rose from 2021 to 2022, according to new data. “There’s work to do,” said Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti, parsing the new data during...

Editor’s Notebook: As G. Gordon Liddy put it, ‘Ye suckers!’

Let's take the Northern Virginia Sun wayback machine to this week in 1967 for coverage of some state news. The paper reported that a state study group, the kind legislatures empanel to do their dirty work, wants Virginia leaders to...

County celebrates new crop of ‘notable trees’

The Arlington County Board on May 17 recognized its latest crop of “Notable Trees,” which are being celebrated for attributes ranging from size to age to connection with local history. They now become part of a group of more than...

Is elimination of single-family zoning a done deal?

Arlington County Board members on May 14 gave another unmistakable, albeit indirect, signal of their intent to move forward on housing-policy changes that could end, forever, long-sacrosanct single-family zoning in many local neighborhoods. County Board member Matt de Ferranti perhaps...

Airline-seat availability growing at local airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport already has surpassed the number of monthly aircraft seats that were available to passengers during pre-pandemic times, and Washington Dulles International Airport is likely to do so by late summer or early fall, according...

Program for deaf, hard-of-hearing seniors wins accolades

A local program that has worked to keep seasoned citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing engaged with the broader community during the COVID era recently was honored with statewide accolades. The “Deaf Seniors Stay Connected” initiative and the...

Editor’s Notebook: Of *course* the fix is in

Back in the day when there were more face-to-face interactions between elected officials and we the local press corps that covered them, there’d be times when a politician, probably thinking I had just tumbled off the turnip truck like...

Arlington drops vehicle-decal fee, for now

Arlington County Board members on May 14 followed through on a promise made last month and eliminated the “decal fee” that has been imposed for decades as part of residents’ car-tax bills. And while the action will save residents a...

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