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Missing Middle could be gift that keeps on giving in Arlington politics

“Was It a Romp or a Wake-Up Call for Democrats?” was the question plastered across the front page of the first edition of the Sun Gazette that rolled off the presses in the wake of the Nov. 8 Arlington...

Editorial: Election results show how power has shifted in Arlington

A win’s a win, and Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti’s substantial victory – taking 60 percent of the vote against two independent challengers – is not something to discount. In fact, he deserves credit. But. (There’s always a...

Letter: Election results show Arlington embraces Missing Middle

Editor: Many have stated that this year’s Arlington County Board election was serving as a proxy vote for Missing Middle housing. The results are clear: Arlington voters overwhelmingly support Missing Middle housing. County Board member Matt de Ferranti, who takes...

Editor’s Notebook: Getting rubbed the wrong way

It used to be said during the 1970s version of TV's "Match Game" that if a celebrity panelist got stuck and couldn't come up with an answer, they should either write down "boobs" or "Howard Cosell" because nearly every...

Analysis: Did neighborhoods just deliver Arlington Democrats a warning?

Incumbent Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti’s healthy re-election victory in the Nov. 8 general election did not come without some inherent warning signs for Democrats about one segment of the county population’s unhappiness with current governance. Whether the...

Editor’s Notebook: A win is a win, but comes with slight caveat

You can tell what a blanked-up national political situation we have that we just threw an election and literally neither party won. Sums things up nicely, as neither side really deserved to. Blech! Meanwhile, closer to home, voters in four...

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...

Democrat de Ferranti seems poised for re-election win

Democratic Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti was turning back challenges -- largely over the county government's proposed Missing Middle zoning changes -- in early results on Election Night. De Ferranti was holding a commanding lead over independents Audrey...

Beyer having little difficulty holding on to seat

Whether he ends up in the majority or minority was still to be seen, but U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) was an early victor on Election Night. Beyer, 72, was seeing strong margins across the district, which includes all of...
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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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