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Residents win appointments from outgoing Northam

Before leaving office earlier this month, former Gov. Ralph Northam appointed a number of local residents to Virginia boards and commissions: • Sandra Welsford of Arlington was appointed to a four-year term on the Virginia Milk Commission. • Rudolph Burwell of...

Bill would make it easier to hire Va. teachers from overseas

A measure being patroned by a local legislator would make it easier for Virginia school districts to hire educators from outside the U.S. State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) has introduced a measure that would require the Virginia Board of Education...

Confederate general’s name likely to be exorcised in Vienna

A street named after a Confederate general should be renamed, Vienna Town Council members agreed at a Jan. 10 work session, but the choice of its new name still is up in the air. The impetus for the possible name...

Court ceremony for first-time Va. drivers might be thing of past

It has been a rite of passage for Virginia teens for generations. But a state lawmakers wants to give local judges the power to end the requirement that youth come to the court in order to get their first...

Fairfax Electoral Board gets new member

The Fairfax County Electoral Board has a new member and will receive one more a year from now, owing to the election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor. Republicans nominated McLean resident Christopher Henzel to succeed former Electoral Board chairman...

Bye-bye, daylight saving time? In Virginia, maybe.

The Virginia state government would consider ditching participation in the federal daylight saving time under a resolution introduced for the 2022 General Assembly session. Del. Joseph McNamara (R-Roanoke) has patroned a resolution that, if adopted by the two houses, would...

Playing defense, Democratic legislators still have plenty of bills in hopper

Their bills weren’t posted until right before the 2022 General Assembly session began Jan. 12, but local House of Delegates members have proposed legislation concerning tax credits, land use, weapons, health, hazing and sex trafficking. But with Republicans in control...

Legislation would permit judges to serve until 75

Legislation introduced for the 2022 General Assembly session would allow Virginia judges to serve until they are 75, an increase of two years from the current law. The measure was introduced by state Sen. William Stanley (R-Glade Hill). If enacted,...

Fairfax state senators prep legislative packages

Like snow melting off of area rooftops in recent days, bills crafted by local General Assembly members are beginning to trickle in for the session that starts Jan. 12. As of Jan. 5, no House of Delegates members representing the...

Local legislators aim for success in a changed Richmond

Their party may be at a disadvantage in the House of Delegates, given the new Republican majority, but local Democratic legislators still hope to accomplish much in the General Assembly session that kicks off Jan. 12. State Sen. Chap Petersen...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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