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COVID response

Editor’s Notebook: Back when Billy brewed controversy

For those not old enough to remember the extended family of Jimmy Carter, trust me that they were a wacky bunch. Miss Lillian, the mother of the brood, once remarked that if she'd known in advance how much trouble...

Arlington government to shutter COVID-vaccination site next month

It served its purpose, and the Arlington County government has announced plans to shut down its COVID-vaccination clinic at the Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Blvd.) Until mid-December, appointments and walk-ins are available for COVID vaccinations and boosters for...

FCPS still not back to pre-pandemic student levels

Despite outreach in the last school year that brought back a few thousand students who left Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) during the pandemic, the school system’s enrollment in September still was down nearly 9,000 pupils from pre-COVID times. According...

Editor’s Notebook: If Dr. Fauci can admit it, how about local school districts?

Editor's Notebook: If Dr. Fauci can admit it, how about local school districts? Type in the phrase cover-your-"patootie” (AKA "backside" AKA "tushie" AKA "vertical smile" AKA "the place where the good Lord split ya") on Al Gore's fabulous Internet and...

Arlington student enrollment still down from pre-COVID levels

Two-and-a-half years after COVID upended the international landscape and forced many American students to try and learn from home, Arlington Public Schools is still playing catchup. The school system’s official start-of-the-year count of 26,439 students in kindergarten through 12th grade...

Airports continue to make up ground; one already at pre-COIVD levels

Northern Virginia’s two major airports have just a little more ground to make up before they surpass pre-COVID travel figures. The 4,373,369 passengers moving through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport in July compared to 4,539,322...

VRE projects incremental improvements in passenger counts

t’s all guesstimating at this point, but Virginia Railway Express (VRE) officials are aiming to be able to recoup about a quarter of annual operating expenses through slowly returning passenger totals in the fiscal year that starts next July. The...

Airports Authority aims to get board meetings back in person

For an agency whose success depends in large part on convincing the public that it’s safe to congregate and move about the nation and world, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority does seem, from the outside looking in, to be...

Economic-development dept. honored for COVID-rebound efforts

Arlington Economic Development has earned a Gold Award for its “ReLaunch” program from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest association for professional economic developers in the world. ReLaunch was honored in the category of Resiliency, Recovery and Mitigation...

APS still trailing pre-COVID enrollment figures

Arlington’s first-day-of-school count, while up from a year ago, remains below the pre-pandemic high of 2019, suggesting some students whose families pulled them out of the public-school system will not be coming back. Superintendent Francisco Durán on Sept. 8 reported...
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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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