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Community Center to be named in honor of ex-supervisor

The Fairfax County government’s Southgate Community Center is being renamed in honor of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who retired from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2019. Located at 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston, Southgate provides a...

In local area, business PAC backs 3 incumbents, 1 challenger

A local member of the House of Delegates was among just three across the commonwealth who saw an opponent pick up the endorsement of the political-action wing of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. NOVABIZPAC (the Northern Virginia Business Political...

Business PAC decides against endorsements in state races

The political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has opted not to weigh in on any of the three statewide races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a departure from frequent practice, the Northern Virginia Business Political Action...

Candidates stake out familiar positions in gubernatorial debate

Locked in a tight race for governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) traded barbs over COVID, abortion and the economy during a Sept. 28 forum at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. Youngkin assailed what he...

Gubernatorial candidates have different road maps to future

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) promised rosier futures for Virginians during a Sept. 1 luncheon in Tysons, but offered vastly different roadmaps for how to get there. McAuliffe, 64, spoke first and Youngkin last at...

Record of incumbent is focal point of AG forum

Virginia’s Democratic incumbent attorney general hit what he said are the highlights of his two terms, while his opponent excoriated the commonwealth’s crime rate and wave of police retirements, during a Sept. 1 forum in Tysons. Attorney General Mark Herring...

LG aspirants still introducing selves to electorate

Candidates for lieutenant governor of Virginia told their personal stories and articulated their values at a Sept. 1 luncheon in Tysons, but provided few specifics on what they would seek to accomplish if elected. Democratic nominee Hala Ayala, who is...

Local leaders pat themselves on back for COVID response

Pandemic responses have made great strides, but Northern Virginia needs to get more people vaccinated and help the region’s economy recover, officials from five area jurisdictions said Aug. 24 at the sixth annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit. Leaders from...

Circuit Court judge promoted to appeals body

Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Ortiz has been elected to an eight-year term on the newly expanded Virginia Court of Appeals. Ortiz, who has served on the bench since 2014, was among those elected earlier this month. Democratic leaders in...

Congressional districts might need minimal tinkering … maybe

Virginia’s 8th and 11th congressional districts theoretically could come out of pending redistricting largely unscathed, although significant changes to the 10th District are almost assured. With an official U.S. Census Bureau population of 8,631,393 (up 7.9 percent from 2010), Virginia’s...
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New Hunter Mill Road bridge to take another step forward

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 19 were slated to give the go-ahead for a project-administration agreement with the Virginia...
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