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COVID response

Editor’s Notebook: Two extremes on student masking

It's my favorite kind of Editor's Notebook post: I get to crap on both sides of an issue! The issue? Masking in schools. The sides? Gov. Youngkin on the one hand, Northern Virginia school systems on the other. Let's start with...

County gets COVID cash for tourism promotion

The Arlington County government will receive $3.25 million in state funds to support tourism-and-convention-marketing efforts in the post-pandemic environment. County Board members on Jan. 22 are expected to formally accept funding from the Virginia Tourism Corp., part of $50 million...

Editor’s Notebook: Getting out is a mark of sanity

As we noted yesterday in news coverage, Arlington School Board Chairman Barbara Kanninen has opted not to run for a third term, making her the fourth School Board member from the county in a row to opt to get...

Library system expects more pop-up closures in coming weeks

Arlington residents should get used to the idea of pop-up closures at county libraries, as the local government continues to try to build back its staffing and address the impact of the lingering COVID crisis. Library officials shut the Cherrydale...

COVID casualty: Dominion Stage delays production of musical

It was among the first local theater troupes to get back on the stage in Northern Virginia after an unwanted, pandemic-fueled hiatus lasting more than a year. But COVID’s omicron variant has caused Dominion Stage to pull the plug, for...

Editorial: On COVID, common sense still in far too short supply

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, a trade group, recently put out a plea to the public in the Old Dominion, asking them to remain calm and take a measured approach to the omicron variant of COVID that has...

Editorial: APS again fails to see big picture

Perhaps the most charitable explanation for the decision by Arlington school leaders to put on hold athletics and other extracurriculars at the start of 2022 is it was a well-meaning effort at slowing the spread of the COVID omicron...

Letter: FCPS not being nimble enough on COVID response

Editor: Imagine trying to build a school with bricks but no mortar. That’s how Fairfax County Public Schools is trying to get through an overwhelming surge in COVID cases without using “virtual” instruction. In-person instruction is undeniably better than virtual...

COVID victim: Arlington Players postpones production

The Arlington Players has postponed its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” slated to run this month, due to rising COVID cases. The production was slated to be the troupe’s first indoor production since the advent of the pandemic.

Editor’s Notebook: One must learn to swim in one’s own lane

One of the biggest challenges for those new to positions of authority in the public arena is to constantly remember that people – all kinds of people – are watching your actions. That includes li’l Scotty, who is always ready...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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