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Residents win appointments from outgoing Northam

Before leaving office earlier this month, former Gov. Ralph Northam appointed a number of local residents to Virginia boards and commissions: • Sandra Welsford of Arlington was appointed to a four-year term on the Virginia Milk Commission. • Rudolph Burwell of...

Editorial: Final verdict on Northam’s tenure

As the days until his one-and-done term as governor counted down, The Washington Post engaged in one of its most servile, obsequious bouts of hagiography ever in attempting to raise Ralph Northam to the status of a “transformational” political...

Canaan fir selected for holiday duty at Va. Executive Mansion

A Canaan fir seedling planted 10 years ago has grown into the tree that will debut this Christmas season at the Virginia Executive Mansion. The grand-champion tree and handmade wreaths, selected by a three-judge panel for the annual Virginia Christmas...

McLean youth, organization win state volunteerism awards

Gov. Northam on Nov. 23 announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, two of whom hail from McLean. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding contributions by individual volunteers and organizations on behalf of Virginia residents. The...

Legislators aiming for taut, focused special session

Unlike last year’s marathon, 84-day-long, open-ended, anything-goes, free-for-all special session, the one that began Aug. 2 for General Assembly members will be short and focus strictly on allotting the $4.3 billion in federal stimulus funds and selecting Court of...

PHOTOS: A celebration of Va. Little League!

The 2021 Little League Major Tournament was being held at Yeonas Park in Vienna July 23-27, 2021, drawing teams from across the commonwealth. Opening-night ceremonies includes a parade and a visit from Gov. Northam. Enjoy these photos from Dave Facinoli....

Editor’s Notebook: Just a little high and wide …

In general, a politician – whether of the male, female or still-undecided variety – probably would rather spend more time with a sports reporter than with a news reporter, for a host of reasons. So it was no surprise, perhaps,...

Editor’s Notebook: An example of Virginia’s ‘new math’?

With the Northam administration seemingly hell-bent, before the governor hits the road next January, on completely dumbing down public education – “equity” apparently meaning to them that all kids have to come out of high school as ignoramuses –...

Editorial: Do Va. leaders hate student achievement?

One has to wonder, at this point, if state leaders are purposely trying to push as many parents to abandon public schools as humanly possible. Latest example: The Virginia Department of Education is starting to mull getting rid of “advanced”...

Editorial: Smoke ’em if you got ’em? Whatever.

One need not be a cynic – although it helps – to understand why Gov. Northam is attempting to use, on his way almost out the door, the legislative-amendment process to bring some legal doobie to the Old Dominion. Northam...
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Social-safety-net agency seeks backpack donations

Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is seeking donations of funds and new backpacks to assist 2,500 students in need who attend...
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