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Beyer comes up vote champ among Va. Democrats

It’s not a competition – nah! – but U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) garnered the largest majority of the vote among all Democrats on the Virginia congressional ballot Nov. 8. Beyer picked up 73.3 percent of the vote in the...

Board of Supervisors starts refining 2023 legislative package

Fairfax County’s draft 2023 legislative agenda continues sounding the drum on several long-running themes, but includes a few new requests for the upcoming General Assembly session. “Much of the program remains the same, especially with respect to our fundamental priorities,”...

After cruise-control campaign, Connolly returned to Congress

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) won an eighth two-year term Nov. 8 in a 2-to-1 victory over Republican challenger James Myles. According to unofficial results as of 6:45 a.m. the following morning, with 184 of 186 precincts reporting in, Connolly...

It seems like forever, but Election Day has arrived

It's Election Day, and those who haven't already cast ballots across Virginia will be able to do so from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at regular polling places. In Arlington, the ballot includes County Board and School Board races,...

Supervisors set hearing to dump ‘Lee’ from district name

The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. will hold a public hearing on whether to change Lee District’s name to Franconia District. If supervisors adopted the name change, it would take effect immediately. Attempting to pre-empt criticism...

GOP has its nominee in special election for legislative seat

A little more than a week before a planned “firehouse primary” to pick its nominee for the upcoming 35th District House of Delegates special election, the Fairfax County Republican Committee already has its standard-bearer. Monique Baroudi will be the GOP...

Republicans emerge to contend for legislative special election

Two candidates are seeking the Fairfax County Republican Committee’s nomination to run in the Jan. 10 special election to fill the now-vacant 35th District House of Delegates seat. Registered voters in the 35th District will choose between Monique Baroudi and...

Candidates: Arlington teaching ranks should better reflect diversity

Arlington’s public-school leaders may tout the 27,000-student district for its wide range of diverse students. But can anything be done to broaden diversity among the staff? The issue was one of the key themes during an Oct. 15 online roundtable,...

Fairfax officials eye changes in the name of ‘equity’

Besides residency, educational background and professional expertise, demographic factors such as race soon may be considered when Fairfax County officials vet board and commission appointees. The Chairman’s Task Force on Equity and Opportunity recommends the county intentionally ensure diverse representation...

Activists ponder: Should McLean go the incorporation route?

It’s an idea that’s been bandied about for decades: Should McLean incorporate itself as a city or town to obtain greater sway over its fortunes than being under Fairfax County’s control? The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) in January 2021 formed...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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