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Arlington County government

Judge OKs placement of bond referendums on ballot

Arlington voters in November will cast judgment on a package of four local bond referendums, the second batch in two years with more likely on the way in 2022. Circuit Court Chief Judge William Newman Jr. on Aug. 5 signed...

Editor’s Notebook: Facts are important (no, really!)

You can always tell those among us who spend too much of their day in front of cable-TV news. Their resulting conversational talking points, whether emanating from the left (CNN, MSNBC) or right (FOX, except for the weekends, when...

Editorial: Yes, a line definitely was crossed

It was probably unintentional and no doubt is a tempest in a teapot compared to bigger issues, but the Arlington County government made a mistake in promoting the appearance of President Biden on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry...

Updated: Bond referendums headed to Arlington voters

Arlington County Board members on July 20 formally requested the placement of four local-bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot, which if approved by voters – as seems likely – would lead to a further increase in the government’s debt-service payments.

Critics: Local government improperly promoted Biden-McAuliffe event

Did the Arlington government cross a line and, instead of merely informing the public about the impacts of the July 23 visit of President Biden, go further and actively support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe? That’s the contention of the...

Editor’s Notebook: Just a little high and wide …

In general, a politician – whether of the male, female or still-undecided variety – probably would rather spend more time with a sports reporter than with a news reporter, for a host of reasons. So it was no surprise, perhaps,...

Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard, some activists are now considering taking their case to the legislature. A Circuit Court judge on July 16...

4 bond referendums likely headed to Arlington voters

Arlington County Board members on July 20 formally requested the placement of four local-bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot, which if approved by voters – as seems likely – would lead to a further increase in the government’s...

Officials a little confused on own governance history

Guess who doesn’t know Arlington County’s governance history? For one, the Arlington County government. The government’s new “race and equity timeline,” posted online recently, contains this entry for the year 1932: “Arlington adopted a new form of government, allowing for an...

Arlington #2 in national ‘Digital Counties’ ranking

Arlington leaders do love testing their mettle in government-awards competitions, but in a recent one, they aimed for gold but had to settle for silver. Arlington finished second in the nation among communities with populations between 150,000 and 250,000 in...
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