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Co. Board vote kills off Crystal City trees

It ain’t easy being green, particularly if you’re an urban tree. And for a handful-and-a-half of them in the vicinity of the Crystal City Water Park marked for destruction, there was no last-minute stay of execution from Arlington County...

Health leaders gear up to vaccinate 5-to-11-year-olds

Arlington’s public-health director is asking the community not to put the cart before the horse when it comes to the rollout of COVID vaccines for those ages 5 to 11. Pfizer expects to have its vaccination approved for use in...

Arlington board salutes visionary of arts scene

Arlington County Board members on Oct. 19 lauded the work of civic leader and arts impresario Lucy Bowen. Bowen is “an absolute powerhouse of positivity and generosity and leadership in our community – has made such an important impact,”...

Board members send legislative package out for review

By the time final adoption of the Arlington County Board’s state legislative-priorities list for next year rolls around, local leaders will have a better idea of what the landscape in Richmond will be come 2022. Board members on Oct. 16...

Activist: Is Arlington board trampling on free speech?

Are Arlington County Board rules for community comment at its meeting violating the constitutional rights of the public? That was part of the message of one speaker at the Oct. 14 County Board meeting, criticizing the board’s policy of hearing...

Arlington tries again to secure funding for Metro entrance

Hope springs eternal for the Arlington government, which has submitted a formal request for $80 million in regional transportation funding to support creation of a second entrance to the Ballston-MU Metro station. The current round of funding requests by local...

Editorial: Last one to leave, turn out the lights

We reported last week on the crisis – oops, County Manager Mark Schwartz says it is not a crisis (yet) – in Arlington police staffing. As a Sun Gazette editorial noted more than a year ago – when the crap-on-police...

Survey says: GOP voters split on choice for County Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee has neither nominated a County Board candidate nor opted to endorse a contender from among those on the ballot this year. But that doesn’t mean rank-and-file GOP members don’t have their own choices lined up. A...

Republicans eschew endorsement of independents for Co. Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which already has its hands full attempting to maximize the local vote for the statewide GOP ticket, decided that getting involved in County Board politics might be too much for its plate. The GOP rank-and-file...

Technology to put limits on ‘ranked-choice’ voting

Say Arlington leaders decide to move to a ranked-choice voting method for County Board races. And say that six people decide to make a run for office. Voters likely will only have the opportunity to “rank” their top three choices,...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far...
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