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Editor’s Notebook: A little cheesecake to start the day, anyone?

Today’s topic is “things that were perceived as perfectly harmless in the 1950s-’60s but probably would get a certain segment of the populace outraged today.” We take the wayback machine to this coming week in 1966, as one of our...

Editorial: Will Calif. recall election resonate here?

As if channeling their inner flight attendant, voters of San Francisco last week said “buh-bye” to radical district attorney Chesa Boudin in a lopsided recall vote, after having earlier ousted some of the nuttier members of that city’s School...

For once, election proves to be a sweet treat for voters

When it comes to the instant-runoff method of voting, it truly isn’t over ’til it’s over. Just ask a delicious but ultimately ill-fated cheesecake, which was leading through four rounds of a just-for-kicks primer on the ranked-choice-voting method conducted by...

Editorial: Could election of 1987 hold clues to 2022?

The mind wandered earlier this month to the career of the late Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Herrity (R), and how his doomed re-election campaign of 1987 might well serve as a cautionary tale for Democrats (yep,...

Democrats seek rerun of House of Delegates election

Arlington Democrats Seek New House of Delegates Elections: The Arlington County Democratic Committee on April 6 joined a chorus of largely Democratic- and left-leaning groups urging a November 2022 special election for all 100 House of Delegates seats. Under state...

Revolving door continues in Fairfax elections office

Fairfax County’s general registrar has resigned after less than a year on the job and now the former election manager will serve as registrar until the term expires on June 30, 2023, county officials said. Scott Konopasek announced his intention...

Editorial: Will challengers to prosecutors emerge?

A year from right now – springtime 2023 – could potentially bring interesting political activity within the Democratic ranks of Arlington and Fairfax counties, when it comes to the holding to account the prosecutors who slipped into office in...

Editor’s Notebook: Will the ‘Fancy Feast voters’ sink Democrats?

It took much longer than all the other items on the shelves, but cans of Fancy Feast at Giant have finally risen in price, going from 70 cents per can to 79 cents last week -- an increase of...

Field set in MCC Governing Board race

The McLean Community Center Governing Board campaign will feature nine adults running for three seats and a competitive race for one of the two youth seats on the ballot. Governing Board members set policy and establish a budget for the...

Filing open for Democratic County Board primary

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has opened filing season for those seeking its nomination for the lone County Board seat on the November ballot. Prospective candidates will have until April 7 to file paperwork with the committee. If more than...
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Police: Man cuts victim with beer bottle in Vienna

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