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Favola bill on teacher licensure wins signature of governor

It took a long and somewhat winding road to get to his desk, but Gov. Youngkin has signed a measure related to licensure of teachers from outside the U.S., patroned by state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun). The measure requires the...

Letter: Make General Assembly a unicameral body

Editor: The General Assembly was called back into session on April 5 to complete work on a state budget. This extension has become somewhat routine in the past several years, and has raised media commentary in editorials and news...

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...

Vienna residents may soon have license plate to call their own

Virginia has more than 250 specialized license plates for all manner of organizations and causes, and Vienna officials for years have wanted to add a town-themed plate to that lineup. But there was one nearly insurmountable hurdle: State law required...

Editorial: Is an election mess in the offing?

What a cluster-something-or-other: It’s almost April and there’s still no clarity whether Virginia will be required to run elections for House of Delegates in the fall. For those not watching every twist and turn, a federal judge is still in...

Students back after service as legislative pages

Two students at Swanson Middle School recently wrapped up an 11-week program as pages with the Virginia House of Delegates. Eighth- and ninth-graders from across the commonwealth participate in the program, aiding legislators while learning about the legislative process. Chandani Rathod...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Trump derangement syndrome’ will not die

It's funny how the critics say (rightly) that one of the big negatives to Donald "The Don-Don" Trump's personality is that he can't control his impulses, but those critics, themselves, seem unable to do so, either. Consider the case of...

Late Arlington Chamber chief lauded by legislature

Before wrapping up its 60-day session in Richmond, the General Assembly passed a memorial resolution honoring former Arlington Chamber of Commerce president Rich Doud, who died last December. Doud was “a pillar of the Arlington community” during his 23-year tenure...

Preservation advocates have year to make their case in Richmond

When the General Assembly convenes in January 2023, there will be 166 leftovers from 2022 awaiting action. One of them is near and dear to the heart of local preservationists, which gives them a year to regroup and do some...

Like a magician, General Assembly makes town disappear

The 2022 General Assembly session has left Virginia with one less town than it previously had, and another given a reprieve to try and get its municipal act together. The one that died – St. Charles – was located in...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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