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Youngkin performance trumps Biden in new Va. poll

Virginia’s new governor is getting better reviews than the nation’s new(ish) president, according to a new statewide poll, but views continue to be filtered through a heavily partisan lens in these heavily partisan times. Almost two months into his term...

Local delegates oppose education bill, but it is headed to Youngkin

As had their state Senate colleagues the preceding week, members of Arlington’s delegation to the House of Delegates were unanimous in their opposition to legislation ending mask mandates on students in Virginia’s public-education system. But the opposition did nothing to...

Editor’s Notebook: Live by the polling, die by the polling

Last week's Falls Church News-Press asked Falls Churchians (I am now one on a temporary basis, although I did not participate) to respond to this poll question: "Should the City of Falls Church defy the governor's anti-mask mandate?" The results came...

Fairfax Electoral Board gets new member

The Fairfax County Electoral Board has a new member and will receive one more a year from now, owing to the election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor. Republicans nominated McLean resident Christopher Henzel to succeed former Electoral Board chairman...

Editor’s Notebook: Treat people rudely at your peril

A couple of months ago, Andrew Wheeler -- who had for a time served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the Trump administration -- testified before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, opining that the supervisors' plan to enact...

Editorial: Let localities decide on student masking

Despite the ginned-up, lacking-in-scientific-basis, media-fueled hysteria whipping around over the omicron variant over the past week, more and more among us are recognizing that we’re just going to have to live with COVID’s impacts – something the Sun Gazette...

Youngkin appointment evokes political race of decade ago

A decade ago this past fall, Barbara Favola and Caren Merrick were battling it out for the open 31st state Senate seat, which snakes from Arlington into McLean and Great Falls and even incorporates a few precincts in northeastern...

Analysis: Lessons of Maine lost on Democrats in Virginia

As I watched NBC’s Steve Kornacki try to explain the sea of red flooding Virginia’s election maps on Nov. 2, a familiar feeling set in.

Electoral Board chair philosophical about eventual ouster

You win some, you lose some, and one piece of collateral damage for Democrats when they lost the governorship on Nov. 2 will be the departure of Arington Electoral Board chair Matt Weinstein. But he’s got another year to go. State...

Change in governor will have impact on local airports … eventually

The major change in Virginia state governance may not have a significant immediate impact on Northern Virginia’s two main airports of their governance. But government-affairs staffers of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority already are putting out feelers to the...
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Vienna 180 atop district standings, will play July 4

The long-standing American Legion District 17 all-star baseball game won’t be played the morning of July 4 like so...
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