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BWI wins place in ‘best airports’ ranking

One of the region’s three major airports has received honors in the annual Airport Service Quality Awards, presented by Airports Council International World. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was honored along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as tops in...

BWI sees smaller 2020 dropoff than other area airports

It outperformed the other two major airports in the Washington region, but Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport still ended 2020 well down from pre-COVID passenger levels. The Maryland state government, which operates the facility, reported a year-end total of 11,204,511...

Fairfax seeks more input on dog parks

What does the future of dog parks in Fairfax County hold? The crystal ball may get a little clearer later this month. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will hold an online public meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7...

Va. sees lowest-ever percentage of adults in workforce

Virginia in 2020 was one of 15 states nationally to have the lowest percentage of its adult population in the workforce since record-keeping began 45 years ago, according to new federal data. A total of 60.6 percent of Virginians age...

Fairfax Schools & Military, 3/4/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. * Elizabeth Axtell of McLean earned a master’s in nursing degree during recent commencement exercises at Marquette University. * Kyle Connery of McLean earned a bachelor of arts...

Arlington Schools & Military, 3/4/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. * Mateo Quitin Lauron earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics during recent commencement exercises at Indiana University. * Alexander Bobeczo, Matthew Rafferty and Allison Strazzella of...

Arlington gallery to open new exhibitions

Gallery Underground, an exhibition space of the Arlington Artists Alliance, will present “Ambient Light: Real and Imagined,” an exhibition of works by five Arlington artists, through March 26 in the Focus Gallery. Elisabeth Hudgins, Kat Jamieson, Linda Maldonado, Elise Ritter...

Arlington Police Beat 3/4/21 edition

News of crime and punishment in Arlington over the past week. VIOLENT FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM: * On Feb. 24 at 5:15 p.m., an officer investigating a “hit” from a license-plate reader in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive...

Former challenger backs Lopez re-election bid

They were political opponents two years ago, but in 2021 Julius “J.D.” Spain Sr. is a part of Team Lopez. Spain, who challenged Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the 2019 Democratic primary, on March 3 announced his support of Lopez...

Former Rep. Moran backs McAuliffe in primary

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) has endorsed the gubernatorial bid of Terry McAuliffe. “As governor, Terry will take bold action to support workers and small businesses who have been hurt the most by this pandemic, as well as make...

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