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Mason moves ahead with Arlington innovation effort

George Mason University’s plan to develop a major compound in Arlington focused on technology has taken another step forward. The university’s board of visitors has authorized staff to begin official negotiations with the newly formed Mason Innovation Partners as the...

New-home sales rise despite higher costs of materials

Strong demand stemming from low interest rates, favorable demographics and a shift to smaller, more affordable housing markets helped to lift new-home sales in January, but rising lumber and material costs threaten to blunt the momentum. Sales of newly built,...

Vaccine rollout could keep real-estate market hot

An increase in those availing themselves of the COVID-19 vaccine is likely to add more buyers and sellers to an already red hot real-estate market. A new survey from Zillow finds 70 percent of homeowners say they would be comfortable...

Builder confidence solid despite lumber, legislative concerns

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...

Va. students see success on AP exams

It wasn’t Virginia’s best showing, but public-school students in the commonwealth ranked 10th in the nation in terms of achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) tests last year. A total of 28.6 percent of graduating Virginia seniors took at least one...

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...

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