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Some Vienna leaders want more online-meeting options

For the second straight year, the Vienna Town Council has begun brainstorming on its wish list months ahead of schedule for the next year’s General Assembly session – and focusing on fewer matters in hopes more will gain traction...

Supervisors tap members of boundary panel

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on June 22 appointed 20 people – some of whom are familiar faces – to serve on the county’s 2021 Redistricting Advisory Committee. That body will be tasked with recommending districts to be used...

Data: Congressional delegation tilts further to left

Northern Virginia’s three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives continued traditional norms of low scores in a ranking compiled by the American Conservative Union Foundation, based on votes taken in Congress during 2020. U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-8th)...

Supervisors set timeline for redistricting effort

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 adopted a schedule for this year’s decennial redistricting, and on June 22 will appoint members to a committee that will oversee that process. Unlike most redistricting years, when much of the preliminary legwork is...

Del. Murphy brushes back primary challenge

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) easily turned back an intra-party challenge in the June 8 primary, and will move on to the Nov. 2 general election. Murphy garnered 5,136 votes, or just under 75 percent of the vote, to 1,760 for...

Democrats head to polls statewide today

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. statewide today, as Democrats sort out their governor/lieutenant governor/attorney general ticket and make selections in legislative and some local races. Across the Sun Gazette coverage area, a number of Democratic...

Q&A: Chuck Robb surveys his life in new memoir

Former Virginia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Chuck Robb has had – and made – his share of good luck. He earned top honors as a U.S. Marine in training, married a daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, led troops in the...

Simon touts benefits of Democratic-controlled legislature

This year’s General Assembly session passed important bills on subjects ranging from pandemic recovery and divorce laws to stormwater management and facial-recognition technology, a local delegate told the Greater Merrifield Business Association during a virtual presentation May 18. Del. Marcus...

American Legion post, civic leader receive legislative kudos

It took an extra year because of pandemic-related delays, but American Legion Post 270 in McLean and its former commander, W. Glenn Yarborough, on May 19 finally received ceremonial copies of honorary resolutions passed last year by the General...

Policy positions, similar, but not identical in 34th District

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean-Great Falls) and her challenger for the Democratic nomination, Jennifer Adeli, offered progressive – although somewhat different – visions May 4 at a Fairfax County Democratic Committee online House of Delegates debate. Murphy and Adeli, who will...
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