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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

COVID response

Editor’s Notebook: Will N.Va. ever ‘follow the science’?

It’s been more than a week since the Biden administration cajoled, entreated and enticed the nation’s public-health leadership to declare masks an unnecessary appendage (like tonsils or an appendix), at least for those who have been fully vaccinated. And, surprisingly...

Editorial: Paraphrasing the Gipper: ‘Mr. Biden, tear down your mask’

Anyone know why our president continues to insist on wearing masks outside, when his own administration’s guidance is they are not needed? Two possibilities spring immediately to mind: • The guy is terrified of catching the Wuhan sniffles of death. Seems...

Editorial: APS continues doubling down on dopey

Based on feedback we’ve been getting from our sources in the high-school-sports world, Arlington Public Schools has become something of a punching-bag of ridicule for its ongoing policy of requiring student-athletes to wear masks even in situations where it...

Editor’s Notebook: The password is ‘evisceration’

Yesterday’s Sun Gazette Web postings included two items that “went viral,” as the cool kids would put it (“cool kids” if this was 2008, that is). • First up, a letter to the editor from Jo-Anne Sears, sticking it to...

APS raked over coals for summer-school efforts

Arlington school leaders are getting abuse from both ends when it comes to criticism of newly announced summer-school restrictions. A group that has pressed Arlington schools leaders for a faster reopening of classes says new limitations show a continued lack...

Emergency-medicine physician to be honored for COVID leadership

Dr. Michael Silverman, chairman of the emergency-medicine department at Virginia Hospital Center, will be presented with the 2021 Dominion Energy Torch Award for Ethical Leadership as part of the Leadership Center for Excellence’s annual Leadership Summit on May 21. Dr....

‘Digital nomads’ find their groove in pandemic environment

Even if most of those who have been working from home during the pandemic eventually head back into their offices, there will be some who from now on will be living the “digital-nomad” lifestyle. Digital nomads are those able to...

Hotel-occupancy rates still down in the dumps

Hoteliers and moteliers in Arlington continue to be filling far fewer rooms than they were in the pre-pandemic period, and coupled with significant reductions in room rates, are receiving less than half the revenue per available room than they...

Editor’s Notebook: You can’t mask the ridicule

Based on feedback we’ve been getting from our sources in the high-school-sports world, Arlington Public Schools has become something of a punching-bag of ridicule for its ongoing policy of requiring student-athletes to wear masks even in situations where it...

New data: Va. is still down 182,000 jobs

Virginia has 182,000 reasons to want to get back to a pre-COVID environment. That’s the number of jobs that the Virginia Employment Commission estimates were missing from the local Old Dominion’s economy in March compared to a year before, the...
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School leaders continue efforts to mollify bus drivers

As Arlington school-bus drivers and attendants, and those who represent their interests, ramp up the pressure, Arlington school leaders...
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