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Survey says: Numbers preferred over new highway names

Fairfax County supervisors wish to rename Lee and Lee-Jackson Memorial highways because of their associations with Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, but a county survey – with an admittedly small sample size – found the...

Independent qualifies for 8th District ballot

The race for 8th District U.S. House of Representatives has an independent face in it. Teddy Fikre qualified for the ballot ahead of the June 21 filing deadline, waiting to see which Democrat – incumbent Don Beyer or challenger Victoria...

Delegate: Democrats maintained some momentum in Richmond this session

Democrats’ free rein in state government and the General Assembly ended with last November’s election results, but legislators of his party this year still made headway on some important issues, said Del. Marcus Simon (D-McLean). 2021 was not a good...

GOP has its nominee to take on Rep. Beyer

Karina Lipsman, whose family emigrated from Ukraine when she was a child, has been selected as the Republican nominee in the decidedly uphill battle to unseat U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer (D-8th). Lipsman ran away with the race, winning 61.5 percent...

Republican gears up to battle Connolly in 11th

Republican James Myles came out on top May 7 in the 11th District firehouse primary and now will face a more arduous struggle: trying to unseat seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) in the Nov. 8 election. “I’m just...

N.Va. affiliate of Log Cabin Republicans forms

A Northern Virginia chapter of Log Cabin Republicans has formed, holding its inaugural event recently at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill. Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s largest LGBT-themed organization for conservatives and allies. Samantha Flanigan is leading the Northern Virginia...

Revolving door continues in Fairfax elections office

Fairfax County’s general registrar has resigned after less than a year on the job and now the former election manager will serve as registrar until the term expires on June 30, 2023, county officials said. Scott Konopasek announced his intention...

Forum to focus on expanding equity, democracy at local level

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, the author of “Collective Courage: A History of African-American Cooperative Thought and Practice,” will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Democratizing NOVA summit, a gathering designed, organizers say, to build a regional community and economy...

Supervisors advertise no change to existing tax rate

Fairfax County supervisors on March 8 voted 9-1 to advertise a maximum real-estate-tax of $1.14 per $100 assessed valuation – the same rate now in effect – but indicated they favor approving a lower rate after budget hearings and...

Update: Local legislators split on TJ-admissions bill

The General Assembly has gone on record opposing discrimination in admissions practices at Virginia’s elite Governor’s Schools, although supporters of the measure accepted a somewhat watered-down version compared to what originally was proposed.
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