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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Gonna be a long, hot summer on housing

Based on our coverage yesterday, it's already a case of everyone having gone to his, her (or still undecided) corners and coming out swinging on Arlington's "Missing Middle" housing proposal. Can't say it enough: The fix obviously is in and...

Editor’s Notebook: Berry, berry tasty!

With the weekly editions off to the print, we turn our attention to our weekend edition, and one of the articles teed up and ready to go looks at how Virginia’s crops of berries are doing this spring growing...

Editor’s Notebook: No fireworks for you!

Here's a blast from the past, so to speak: The last-week-in-May edition of the Northern Virginia Sun back in 1936 reported that the Arlington County government had decided to maintain its prohibition on the sale of personal-use fireworks in...

Editor’s Notebook: A belated, but heartfelt, bon voyage

I’m a little late to this, for which I apologize, but nonetheless wanted to pay tribute to Jackie Steven upon her departure from Arlington Independent Media, where she was a fixture for decades. Fun fact: Some years ago, when a...

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...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: When it comes to ants, we cry ‘uncle’

Having moved in December across the street to our new Sun Gazette World Headquarters here in bucolic Falls Church, we are starting up on our first warm-weather season at the new HQ. So far, the only issue has been the...

Editor’s Notebook: Turn those tassels, people!

Nope, the headline is not talking about a team-building session in the strip-club industry. Rather, it's college-commencement time. This morning brings the first of a number of ceremonies for graduates at Marymount University. Sunday gives us Northern Virginia Community College...

Editor’s Notebook: Withholding judgment, though it’s not my style

Tuesday brought part deux of the Arlington County Civic Federation’s proposals for changes to Arlington’s governance structure. The biggie to come out of the meeting was the recommendation to shift the timetable for County Board and School Board elections. Rather than...

Editor’s Notebook: Get a suntan even when the sun isn’t out

From the wayback machine, we peruse the pages of the Northern Virginia Sun from this week back in 1986. If residents of central Virginia were feeling something of a pre-summertime skin glow, there might be a reason, the paper reported. Fallout...
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