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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Gov. Northam

Editorial: Governor sticks it to towns and cities

With one swipe of his pen, Gov. Northam delivered an unmistakable “up yours” (and that’s the nice way of putting it) to local governments across the commonwealth. The governor recently signed legislation, passed by the narrowest of margins and likely...

Bill ending parental payments for incarcerated youth signed into law

Gov. Northam has signed legislation, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope, ending the practice of the state government requiring parents of children committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice to pay some of the cost involved. The measure, which goes into...

Moving town elections to November generates Vienna backlash

Vienna leaders long have fought to continue holding Town Council elections on the first Monday of each May, saying it keeps the contests non-partisan and ensures that better-informed – albeit fewer – voters cast ballots. But Gov. Northam (D) on...

Bill allowing Lee Hwy. renaming goes to governor

Pending the signature of Gov. Northam, Arlington officials will have the power to rename Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) as they see fit within the county’s borders. In an almost but not quite party-line vote, the state Senate voted 22-17...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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