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Local airports to offer COVID tests starting in March

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has announced plans to offer COVID-19 testing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The initiative is being undertaken in coordination with the health/wellness firm XpresCheck. “Aimed at helping airline passengers who...

Reagan National expansion effort takes step forward

Another milestone in the expansion of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occurred recently, when the final jetbridge for the new 14-gate concourse arrived for installation. For the last several months, crews at Reagan National have been assembling and attaching jetbridges,...

Arlington County Board members make appointments

Arlington County Board members on Feb. 23 made the following appointments to government advisory bodies. Naci Powell was appointed to the Commission on Aging. Gilbert Campbell, Mikaila Milton, Majdi Shomali, Shawn Norton and John Bloom were appointed to the Climate...

Town dump truck slides on ice, damages shed

A Vienna town government dump truck that was being used as a snowplow on Feb. 19 at 1:09 a.m. slid on black ice while traversing a commercial building’s parking lot in the 400 block of Pine Street, S.E., and...

Arlington man arrested in Fairfax after alleged crime spree

An Arlington man was arrested by Fairfax County police and is facing charges in connection with a series of recent armed robberies in that county. Detectives from the Fairfax County Major Crimes Bureau determined that, in three of the four...

Sun Gazette editorial: Library plan too little, way too late

If Arlington government officials are expecting us to shout “hallelujah!” and praise them to the hilt for their too-little, much-too-late library-system reopening, they should, by now, know us better than that. We come not to praise Caesar, but to...

Sun Gazette editorial: Va. Republicans have chance in November

Through a combination of their own bungling and factors beyond their control, state Republican leaders have seen the party’s “brand” collapse among wide swaths of the electorate in the commonwealth. But – being the contrarians that we are – we...

Arlington Police Beat, 2/25/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week. CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS: * On Feb. 14 at 12:14 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the occupant, police said. During the course of the investigation, a...

Fairfax Public-Safety Notes, 2/25/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week. FOOD-DELIVERY DRIVER DECLINES TO PURSUE CHARGES AFTER VEHICLE STOLEN: A DoorDash driver told Vienna police on Feb. 4 at 12:35 a.m. that he had left his vehicle running in the...

Home-builder confidence faces headwinds, but stays strong

Strong buyer demand helped offset supply-chain challenges, a surge in lumber prices and the threat of increased regulation, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched up slightly in February to 84 on a 0-to-100...

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