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Warner, Kaine sign on to D.C.-statehood measure

It’s a bill that is going absolutely, positively nowhere this two-year session of Congress, but Virginia’s two U.S. senators have signed up as cosponsors of a measure giving statehood to a portion of the District of Columbia. “Virginia’s neighbors in...

Letter: It isn’t ‘cancel culture’ to remove Lee’s name from Arlington House

Editor: I’ve enjoyed reading the Sun Gazette for many years and think you do a great job of pulling together local news for the benefit of our community. Your reporting is unbiased and entertaining. Alas, when I read the recent...

Post-office renaming OK’d; ceremony likely in spring

A dedication ceremony is likely to be held in springtime now that legislation renaming an Arlington post office after a long-time letter-carrier has been enacted into law. The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th), honors the late Jesus...

Editor’s Notebook: Congress not ready to cancel Bobby Lee just yet

The final score for 2022 was, believe it or not, Gen. Robert E. Lee 1, Cancel Culture 0. The general survived an effort to not only have his name removed from the formal title of the National Park Service's Arlington...

Robert E. Lee survives a cancellation battle

A 19th-century general has survived a 21st-century battle. Efforts during the recently concluded session of the U.S. Congress to remove Robert E. Lee’s name from the National Park Service’s Arlington House memorial failed to make much progress. And if it...

Connolly co-sponsors bill to keep Trump out of office permanently

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) is the lone Virginia member of Congress to sign as a co-sponsor on legislation attempting to bar former President Donald Trump from holding federal office again. The measure, introduced earlier this month by U.S. Rep....

Proposal to rename post office in Arlington awaits Senate action

Legislation to rename a U.S. post office in Arlington in honor of a long-time letter carrier has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and forwarded to the Senate. The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th), honors...

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...

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...

Arlington Democrats aim to make difference in tight downstate race

With national polling in the weeks before Election Day suggesting whoop-whoop-red-alert status for Democrats, the Arlington County Democratic Committee made the call for its members to go even more afield to help an embattled incumbent. At the Nov. 2 committee...
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Sports Notebook: A busy sports venue

The Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington is always a busy sports venue. This winter, though, the facility was even...
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