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Arlington jobs picture continues to brighten (a bit)

Though still above twice as high as it was pre-pandemic, Arlington’s swollen jobless rate continues on the mend in new state data. With 141,770 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 5,944 looking for jobs, the county’s jobless rate...

Great Falls Senior Center aiming for in-person events

After more than a year in a “virtual” environment, the Great Falls Senior Center is hoping to restart in-person activities within two months. “We are hoping to meet in person for the June 15 event,” the organization’s board of directors...

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...

Arlington Schools & Military, 4/8/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. Michael Wosje of Arlington earned a master of science degree in management during recent commencement exercises at Troy University.Christopher Nouhan of Arlington earned a bachelor of arts...

Fairfax Schools & Military, 4/8/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. O’Kelly McWilliams of Oakton has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Wofford College.Einas Abu-El Hawa of Vienna has been initiated into the...

Editorial: Smoke ’em if you got ’em? Whatever.

One need not be a cynic – although it helps – to understand why Gov. Northam is attempting to use, on his way almost out the door, the legislative-amendment process to bring some legal doobie to the Old Dominion. Northam...

Editorial: Time to scrap polling-place names?

With the current renaming mania sweeping to woke corners of Arlington, county election officials might be wise to follow up on a matter tangentially touched upon at a recent Electoral Board meeting. In a discussion of changing the name of...

College roundup

Some swimmers and divers recently participated in the men's and women's NCAA swimming and diving championships. IZZY GATI: Madeira School graduate Izzy Gati participated in the NCAA women’s swimming championships for the University of Kentucky in recent days.  The junior swam...

College roundup

Some graduates from Bishop O'Connell High School have performed well for college teams in recent weeks. AJIA JAMES: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Ajia James had a strong freshman season for the Saint Peter’s University Division I women’s basketball team...

Va. still down nearly 200,000 jobs from before pandemic

In its effort to gain back some of the jobs lost during the pandemic, Virginia slipped a bit in February. Total seasonally-adjusted non-farm employment statewide dropped 3,700, or 0.1 percent, to 3,893,700, according to estimates from the Virginia Employment Commission. That...

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