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Glenn Youngkin

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...

GOP gears up for hiring spree in Richmond

It’ll be Republicans, not Democrats, who are flooding the incoming gubernatorial administration with résumés in coming weeks. Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin will have staff positions to fill, from the top of the ladder down through administrative-support posts in his office and...

Editorial: Relax; divided government works just fine

Political partisans across Virginia probably woke up on Nov. 3 up with hangovers (albeit for different reasons, depending on whether one was a Republican or a Democrat). But for the typical Virginian, leaving aside the politics, good times appear...

Democratic chair offers congratulations to incoming lt. governor

Virginia Democrats were hoping it would be another candidate who became the first woman of color to win statewide office in Virginia history. But on Nov. 10, the chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee nonetheless congratulated Republican Winsome...

Editor’s Notebook: Channeling his inner John Major …

It took a while, but I've finally figured out who Glenn Youngkin's political spiritual guiding light was. Whether Youngkin is aware of it or not, it is former British Prime Minister John Major. Think about it: Back in the early...

Editor’s Notebook: Random election jottings

Let's start off the day with something nice: Giving credit where credit is due for an adult response to the events of the week. The Democratic caucus of the Virginia State Senate yesterday put out a respectful, decent statement congratulating...

McAuliffe wins on home turf as he falters statewide

Glenn Youngkin picked up just over a third of the Fairfax County vote on his way to statewide victory for governor. According to election results reported Wednesday morning, Democrat Terry McAuliffe received 64.6 percent of the vote in Fairfax County,...

McAuliffe wins Arlington as he falls short statewide

It may not be much consolation, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe's bid for governor performed well in Arlington. According to state election results reported Wednesday morning, McAuliffe won 76.5 percent of the Arlington vote, compared to 22.8 percent for Glenn Youngkin...

Editor’s Notebook: Close-close-close? We’ll see-see-see!

Interesting that so many political pundits, prognosticators and prognosticatrixes (“prognosticatrices”?) are telling us the Virginia gubernatorial race is going to be close-close-close. And it may well be. But it seems all they’re basing such a prediction on is the polls...

Editor’s Notebook: Trump-trump-trump-trump-trump-trump-trump-trump-trump …

Early in the gubernatorial campaign, it was smart politics for Democrats to try and tie Glenn Youngkin to Donald Trump. They trotted out the two pieces of tape (audio or video) where Youngkin had said anything nice about the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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