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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Board members send legislative package out for review

By the time final adoption of the Arlington County Board’s state legislative-priorities list for next year rolls around, local leaders will have a better idea of what the landscape in Richmond will be come 2022. Board members on Oct. 16...

Vienna leaders mull future of their elections

The Virginia General Assembly this year handed many localities an unwelcome surprise: Starting in 2022, municipal elections will have to be held in November along with other races and referendums crowding the general-election ballot and the prospects of what...

Legislative kudos presented to 104-year-old Arlingtonian

Eight months ago, Mrs. Mary Lockett received a birthday surprise – a parade of well-wishers, including police and fire vehicles with sirens wailing and lights flashing, driving past her South Kenmore Street home in honor of her 104th birthday. And...

Editorial: Voters, please deliver us divided government

As we move into the heart of election season, here’s a friendly reminder from the Sun Gazette editorial-page team to the voters of Virginia. There are three possibilities when it comes to state-level governance: • Democrats control the levers of both...

School system to take another step on road to collective bargaining

The push to give Arlington Public Schools’ staff collective-bargaining rights is expected to move another step forward in coming weeks. School Board members on Sept. 30 will review a draft list of budget priorities for next year to be handed...

Forum to provide update on legislative redistricting

The League of Women Voters organizations of Arlington and Falls Church are co-sponsoring “An Update on Redistricting in Virginia,” an online program slated for Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Speaker Chris DeRosa is co-coordinator of the redistricting committee of...

Commentary: Funding needed for after-school, enrichment programs

When COVID-19 caused school leaders to close schools across Virginia more than a year ago, after-school and summer-enrichment programs didn’t skip a beat.

Circuit Court judge promoted to appeals body

Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Ortiz has been elected to an eight-year term on the newly expanded Virginia Court of Appeals. Ortiz, who has served on the bench since 2014, was among those elected earlier this month. Democratic leaders in...

Update: Arlingtonian elected to Va. Court of Appeals

An Arlingtonian who served as Virginia’s solicitor general during the McAuliffe administration has been elected to an eight-year term on the newly expanded Virginia Court of Appeals. Stuart Raphael was among those whose names were announced Aug. 8. Several days...

Conservation group lauds county legislators for 2021 voting patterns

All seven members of Arlington’s delegation to the General Assembly have been named “Legislative Heroes” for their support of the initiatives of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. The advocacy organization released its 2021 legislative scorecard on Aug. 10. Scores take...
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