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Respite-care facility wins kudos from governor, first lady

After seeing their daughter Jill undergo frequent grand-mal seizures and feeling the impact of her condition on their family, Lon and Brenda Solomon in 2010 founded Jill’s House to provide short-term, overnight respite care for children with intellectual disabilities...

Editor’s Notebook: Cue the theme to ‘The Jeffersons’

Why cue the theme to "The Jeffersons," as the headline notes? Because it looks like somebody is aiming to be "Movin' on Up." Was it unfettered sense of self or unbridled political ambition – or a combination of both –...

War of words erupts after governor vetoes Lopez measure

The long and winding saga of a piece of legislation patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez ended with the sound of the governor’s veto pen making contact with paper. Gov. Youngkin on May 27 vetoed the measure – HB 891 –...

Legislators sustain veto of police-auditor measure

Arlington leaders probably were not expecting a last-minute reprieve, and they most assuredly didn’t get one. The House of Delegates on April 27 by a party-line vote sustained Gov. Youngkin’s veto of a measure that would have allowed the Arlington...

Editorial: Youngkin laying groundwork for his future?

Freshman Gov. Youngkin whipped out the ol’ veto pen recently, nixing some bills patroned by local legislators and in the process drawing the ire of Democrats and Virginia’s punditocracy, who have not clutched their pearls and fallen victim to...

Editor’s Notebook: Show our local cabbies some love, will you?

Arlington County Board members will be a little late to the party this weekend as they start the ball rolling on assisting local cab drivers with meeting the increasingly high cost of doing business. Board members are slated to set...

Letter: Fairfax County is working; Youngkin threatens to derail Va.

Editor: From the great American songbook, “Say It Ain’t So.” For about 18 months now, on your editorial page, gallons of ink have been used to pontificate about what is disliked in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is one of the best...

Governor wields veto pen with a vengeance against Hope

Perhaps he’ll wear it as an unusual badge of honor, but it certainly is a distinction for Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington): Gov. Youngkin vetoed four of his bills that had passed both houses of the legislature during the 2022...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Whippin’ out the veto pen

Remember the old truism: The penis mightier than the sword. Nope, that's not right. Should be "the pen is mightier than the sword." Oh, if there were only copy editors left in the news biz! But anyway. Freshman Gov. Youngkin whipped...
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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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