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Legislative work session may be last hurrah for some participants

Arlington County Board members on Dec. 6 will confab with the county’s delegation to the General Assembly, with a number of those taking part doing so for close to the last time. The annual work session with legislators is slated...

No ‘free lunch’? Arlington school system wants that changed

The phrase “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” may remain a truism economically if not necessarily politically, but the Arlington School Board is hoping to get somebody else to pay for student meals. As part of its...

APS takes legislators ‘to school’ in preparation for 2023

Arlington Public Schools on Nov. 10 welcomed members of the county’s General Assembly delegation to a “take your legislator to school” event at Cardinal Elementary School. “They got to see, first-hand, the hard work and dedication” of school-system personnel, School...

Arlington officials have the need for speed (cameras, that is)

It probably will be on the fast track to nowheresville, given the balance of power in Richmond, but Arlington leaders will be asking the General Assembly to expand the ability of localities to use speed cameras beyond the currently...

Board of Supervisors starts refining 2023 legislative package

Fairfax County’s draft 2023 legislative agenda continues sounding the drum on several long-running themes, but includes a few new requests for the upcoming General Assembly session. “Much of the program remains the same, especially with respect to our fundamental priorities,”...

Va. officials starting to push more cash toward year-round schooling

As Virginia school officials attempt to claw back from massive learning loss caused during the pandemic, the state government is putting some money into efforts to provide additional instruction all the way up to year-round schooling. Superintendent of Public Instruction...

First ‘Hindu Heritage Month’ being celebrated in Va.

October is being celebrated as “Hindu Heritage Month” for the first time across Virginia. “This is a momentous occasion for the Hindu community in Virginia,” said Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn), who earlier this year patroned legislation establishing the event. It...

Editorial: Don’t let milestone anniversary slip by unnoticed

Editorial: Don't let historic milestone slip by unnoticed In the current political environment, which is most charitably described as fractured, how about embracing an effort to celebrate a pending electoral centennial that, one hopes, all Virginians could rally behind? The names...

Former Arlington candidate taking a shot in Shenandoah Valley

A quarter-century after he ran for the lower house of the legislature from Arlington, John Massoud is now angling for a seat in its upper house, representing the Shenandoah Valley. Massoud, a taxicab-company executive, has launched a bid for the...

Superintendent: Four-day first week is a legislative mandate

It’s a question school officials get at the start of the year: How come the first week of class is just four days? The answer? Ask the General Assembly. Arlington Public Schools will bring most students back to class on Aug....
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