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Ranked-choice voting won’t be limitless in primary

The field may be as many as a half-dozen by the time the dust settles, but for voters in June’s Arlington County Board Democratic primary, there will be some limits on how many candidates one can rank as part...

Candidate makes quest for open House of Delegates seat official

She’s had her hat in the ring for nearly a year, but Adele McClure formally kicked off her bid for one of three redrawn House of Delegates seats in Arlington at the January meeting of the Arlington County Democratic...

Editorial: Start Arlington candidate forums in spring, before primary

A friendly memo to the Arlington County Civic Federation, Arlington Committee of 100, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, advocacy groups and local civic and homeowners’ associations: It is time to start thinking about organizing forums featuring candidates running for the Democratic...

Senator set to trade in sprawling district for compact one

As she prepares to trade in a sprawling district for a compact one, state Sen. Barbara Favola says she plans to continue giving it her all for her soon-to-be-former constituents. “I am a solid, solid vote” for progressive values while...

Democratic County Board field currently stands at 3

Three Democrats on Jan. 4 launched bids for the two Arlington County Board seats on the November ballot, with at least one or two more prospects apparently waiting in the wings. J.D. Spain Sr., Jonathan Dromgoole and Maureen Coffey kicked...

Senator: My district is changing, not my values

As she prepares to trade in a sprawling district for a compact one, state Sen. Barbara Favola says that while geography may be changing, her core values are not. “I am a solid, solid vote” for progressive values while having...

Prosecutor forum comes with a side of pancakes (if desired)

Rarely does a political forum become so tasty. The Arlington County Democratic Committee will present the two candidates currently vying for commonwealth’s attorney at the organization’s monthly breakfast, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Busboys & Poets in...

First candidate emerges in Dranesville supervisor race

Democrat Jimmy Bierman is the first candidate in the race to succeed retiring Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust (D) and he’s raring to go with a host of ideas. Bierman wants to make downtown McLean more inviting and fun, ensure...

Two more Democrats join fray for sheriff

The performance of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office took a drubbing as two challengers on Jan. 4 launched efforts to take away the job of the brand-new sheriff. Wanda Younger and James Herring detailed what they saw as flaws in...

Challenger rips Arlington prosecutor in kickoff bid

Her name never passed his lips, but incumbent Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Deghani-Tafti was in the crosshairs of challenger Josh Katcher as he formally kicked off his bid to unseat her. “We are falling short – we are failing to...
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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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