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Democrats aim to protect dropboxes, but may be playing defense

In its efforts to maintain all current 24-hour voting dropboxes sprinkled across the community, the Arlington County Democratic Committee may be going down, but it won’t be going down without a fight. Party leaders on Nov. 2 said that, once...

Editor’s Notebook: A fading memory – politicians who concede graciously

My toodlings around Al Gore's amazing Internet over the weekend happened to bring me, as I sure it brought all the other cool kids, to WRC-TV's coverage of the 1980 Election Night. For research purposes. (Ah, a young Jim Vance...

Editor’s Notebook: Planning ahead for eternity!

It’s a birthday in the McCaffrey family household this week (I’m sure your cards are still in transit), but it wasn’t the greetings that stuck out during my toodles to the mailbox. Instead, it was the promotional mailer from Advent...

Editor’s Notebook: Election Night meltdowns of years gone by

It's getting to the point where we'll be gearing up for Election Night, which brings back memories of past such nights that didn't necessarily go so well. I remember, when toiling for the Vienna Times and Herndon Times newspapers (R.I.P.)...

Editor’s Notebook: In 1972, local high-schoolers were ga-ga for Dick

One of my favorite local-history items has rolled around once again for this week's papers, taking us back to the Oct. 28, 1972, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun. (A nifty 50 years ago? Time flies ....) The Sun was...

Political parties to get edict: Compile list of acceptable pollworkers

Santa’s not the only one who’d better be making a list and checking it twice in coming months. Arlington’s Republican and Democratic leadership should be doing the same, too, county election officials say. Those officials are asking the two main...

Death of Dewberry brings back recollections of 1971 campaign

In a long, fruitful and storied life, making a run for political office represented just a small fraction of time. And for Sidney Dewberry, it also proved to be one of the few times he didn’t find success, even...

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...
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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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